Vol. 13 Iss. 34

Volume 13 Issue 34 - 09/02/2005

AUSU This Month

“A Learning Alberta” Recently, the Alberta Government announced a comprehensive review of the Alberta post-secondary education system. Many discussion documents were placed online, and all stakeholders were invited to respond and make suggestions on our how post-secondary system can be improved. The students of the four universities of Alberta have responded through a document drafted… Read more »

The Good Life – Looking Forward to Fall

As I was going for a brisk walk along the banks of the Fraser River early yesterday morning, I felt a refreshing light rain falling against my arms, and a crisp northerly wind was blowing into my face and dislodging the cobwebs from my brain. Most importantly, the unmistakable smell of approaching autumn was in… Read more »

Dear Barb – Shopping Addiction

Dear Barb: I think I might have a problem. I’ve always enjoyed shopping, but recently I’ve been spending more money than I can afford. My shopping seems to be getting out of hand. I used to be able to pay off my credit card balances every month. Now I am leaving big balances on my… Read more »

Lost & Found – Some Applause for the Aristocrats

Last night I went to see what may very well be the filthiest, most obscene film ever made. Remarkably, there isn’t a single scene of violence or nudity. It is just people talking, very frankly, hilariously and, yes, intelligently about the most taboo subjects in our society. It was one of the most thought-provoking and… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Staying In Touch

Seniors and/or their families may choose assisted living units or other housing because of assurances that daily checks on residents are done. Business people join breakfast groups to network and promote themselves and their services to other professionals. Some people join groups of like-minded people for support, fellowship, learning, and common interests. People in the… Read more »

Women You Should Know – Maud “Tugboat Annie” Griffin

Maud “Tugboat Annie” Griffin (1880-1971) was born Maud Canniff in Minnesota, USA. At 50 years old she passed the ship captain’s exam and became the first licensed female boat pilot in the state of Texas. Before gaining employment as captain of the “New Brunswick,” Maud was the cook on her husband”‘s boat, which operated on… Read more »

Turning The Pages

This week I’m continuing with last time’s Canadian author theme, but I’ll try to branch out a bit in future! FOREIGNER, BY ROBERT J. SAWYER The latest re-release by Robert J. Sawyer, Canada’s only full-time, lifelong Canadian science-fiction author, is another thoroughly enjoyable read. Foreigner is the third (and final!) book in Sawyer’s Quintaglio Ascension… Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye on Education – Parents, RESPs, And The Rising Cost Of Tuition

This column focuses on a wide range of issues affecting post-secondary students. Students are encouraged to submit suggestions and educational topics they are concerned about, or personal experiences with courses or university situations they feel other students should know about. If suggest a topic or a course alert for taking notes, contact voice@ausu.org, attn: Debbie… Read more »

Voice Events Listings

To list events in your area, e-mail voice@ausu.org with “events” in the subject line. FRINGE A-GO-GO Edmonton, Alberta – 18-28 August 2005 For information: 780 448 9000 fta@fringetheatreadventures.ca http://www.fringetheatreadventures.ca/index.php/fta ONE VISION – MANY VOICES: A CROSS-CULTURAL / ANTI-RACISM EDUCATION CONFERENCE University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Nov. 17-19, 2005 http://www.uofaweb.ualberta.ca/edpolicystudies/ INTRODUCING: ECOTREK – A RACE FOR… Read more »

Searching for Internships + Volunteer Opportunities

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY Volunteer and Spanish Study – Quetzaltenango, Guatemala Celas Maya Home Duration of Program: 9-12 weeks – Dates: Throughout the year Volunteer and Spanish Study We provide Volunteer Work Projects for students to complement their language study. We work with a network of organizations in Quetzaltenango and throughout the region dedicated to activities that… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

W. H. (Howie) McClennan Scholarship Administrator: International Association of Fire Fighters Award Amount: $2,500.00 Award Deadline: Wednesday, February 01, 2006 Notes: Awarded annually to the sons, daughters or legally adopted children of fire fighters who have died in the line of duty to attend a university, accredited college or school of higher learning in the… Read more »

Conference Connections

WIPCE 2005 Nov 27-Dec 1, 2005 – Hamilton, New Zealand http://www.wipce2005.com/ Te Wananga o Aotearoa is dedicated to promoting inspirational ideas and practices from Indigenous communities that can be applied on an international scale. It is pleased to host this world renowned gathering of indigenous educators, researchers and students. The 2005 conference is an opportunity… Read more »

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