Vol. 13 Iss. 35

Volume 13 Issue 35 - 09/09/2005

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 – The School of Life

I’m writing this column minutes after finishing wrapping a cheese sandwich and some oatmeal raisin cookies in preparation for my daughter’s first day of grade three. As I wrote in last week’s column, there is something about the prospect of autumn rapidly coming upon us that seems to put a charge of energy and excitement… Read more »

Lost & Found – Future Life of Marbles

Three boys playing marbles in the rain. One day in the years to come the one with the flashing lights on his battery-operated sneakers will be the manager of a car dealership where every month they fire the worst-performing salesman. He will hit his wife on the nights when he drinks too much. Every week… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation…

NEEDED BURSARIES FOR NEEDY PEOPLE The province of Ontario announced on August 16, 2005 the creation of grants for low-income students. Up to 16,000 first-year students in Ontario will be receiving grants of approximately $3,000 (just over three-quarters of the average university tuition in Ontario). This bursary, made in conjunction with the Canada Millennium Scholarship… Read more »

Dear Barb – Mother-in-Law Problems

Dear Barb: My mother-in-law is ruining my marriage and I don’t know what to do about it. My problems with her started even before I married her son. When we were planning our wedding she stepped in and took over. It was my wedding and I wasn’t even able to choose the flowers. What’s worse… Read more »

Turning the Pages

This week, I’ve managed to read a biography! This hardly ever happens, unless someone suggests a good one. This particular autobiography was written twenty years ago, but it’s worth a read. Richard P. Feynman (1918-1988) was a famous physicist who lived a very interesting life. The autobiography is full of anecdotes about his life, from… Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye on Education – University Teaching Quality Criticized

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 »

The Choices We Make

Every once in awhile life presents you with some thorny and apparently unresolvable dilemma. Last night, for instance, I sitting in front of my television set watching Friday Night Without Borders and wondering whether I should do a little reading for some English course I’m taking in order to keep qualifying for student loans, or… Read more »

Life of Sports – Win Tuition for a Year!

This August, Lifeofsports.com ( www.lifeofsports.com ) will officially launch its Pro Football U Pick’Em Contest. For the first time in Canada, Lifeofsports.com will grant the contest winner with a Grand Prize of $5,000 towards his or her tuition. The most appealing feature about this contest – contestants compete absolutely free! The contest is very simple… Read more »

Women You Should Know – Francis Marion Beynon

Francis Marion Beynon (1884-1951) was a journalist and a feminist. She was born on May 21, 1884 in Streetsville, Ontario. The Beynon family moved to Winnipeg after the death of Mr. Beynon in 1896. Francis became a teacher, but worked as a writer. Eventually, she became the editor of the women’s page of the Grain… Read more »

Voice Events Listings

To list events in your area, e-mail voice@ausu.org with “events” in the subject line. 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 A GREENER FUTURE! September 10-11, 2005 – www.albertaecotrek.com Alberta Ecotrek will be hosted at the… Read more »

Searching for Internships + Volunteer Opportunities

INTERNSHIP Professional Internships in Vancouver and Toronto Canada Term: Throughout the year Length of Position: 12-24 weeks Experience Required: no Participants Travel to Canada Independently Typically Participants Work Independently Typically The Application Process Time Is 6 weeks The InterNeX internship exchange is a program managed by WAYNE communications that arranges tailored internship placements for international… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

Alberta Foundation for the Arts Individual Artists Project Grant Program, The Administrator: Grant MacEwan College Award Amount: $10,000.00 Award Deadline: Thursday, September 15, 2005 Region of Study: Alberta Notes: Awarded to support artistic projects. Based on artistic, educational merit, impact of project, reasonableness of budget, and ability to carry out proposed project. Danielle Wycott or… 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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