Vol. 13 Iss. 36

Volume 13 Issue 36 - 09/16/2005

Turning the Pages

I love science fiction. In particular, I really enjoy the works of Spider Robinson, an American author who has lived a long time in Canada. In fact, he lives here in British Columbia, fairly close to my house. This week’s selection is his newest work entitled Very Bad Deaths. More a mystery novel or even… Read more »

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 »

Lost & Found – Certain?

There is a lone figure sitting on a bench. From this distance it is impossible to tell whether the figure is a man or woman. He or she is dressed in tattered black rags or perhaps robes of crimson silk. The details are indistinct. The sun is beating down out of a clear blue afternoon… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

COLLEGES GETTING BOOSTS FOR BUILDINGS Last week in Alberta, the Advanced Education Minister, David Hancock, announced (http://www.gov.ab.ca/acn/200509/18718296B07A9-8204-47BD-B93AA830D972E6A2.html) that the provincial government would be investing 29 million dollars into Red Deer College to expand its facilities for trades training. At about the same time, another 8 million dollars were announced (http://www.gov.ab.ca/acn/200509/1872230A2F113-9938-4A1A-84716D6D89D86B7F.html) to go to Lakeland College… Read more »

Dear Barb – Keeping kids safe on the ‘net

Dear Barb: I am a single mother of a 13-year-old daughter who insisted that she needed a computer with Internet access for school. A friend of mind just happened to have an older computer that she was selling. I bought my daughter the computer and set it up in her room. Now I never see… Read more »

Women You Should Know – Gertrude B. Elion

Gertrude B. Elion (1918-1999) was born in New York City on January 23, 1919. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1988 along with co-recipient George Hitchings and Sir James Black. Gertrude patented the leukemia-fighting drug 6-mercaptopurine in 1954. Her research led to the development of Imuran, a drug that aids the body… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Terry

Where were you in 1980? Perhaps, like me, you were a young wife and mother. Or maybe like my daughter, you weren’t even born yet. Maybe you were a 21-year-old university student. Maybe you were battling cancer. What were you doing in 1980 or last year for that matter? I can say unequivocally that nothing… Read more »

Fall Distractions…

Change of Seasons A man in a yellow rain slicker throws food to the herons on the beach. The sky is overcast and it threatens to rain. In the few years that I’ve lived in Vancouver, I’ve learned that neither rain nor a raincoat signifies much here. But a raincoat on the beach at the… Read more »

Independent Media: Fact or Fiction?

Imagine you’ve won the lottery. You’re looking for a good place to invest your million dollars but, unfortunately, your search isn’t going well. Not a single broker you’ve talked with has given you all the facts, and some have outright lied. Most of them even work for the same company, a situation that’s hardly conducive… 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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