Vol. 13 Iss. 37

Volume 13 Issue 37 - 09/23/2005

Turing the Pages:

I made a foray into a children’s book this week, which I highly recommend doing once in a while. If you have kids, it’s nice to get ideas for new books for them to try. If you don’t, you’ll be surprised by some of the quality literature written for kids. We can all learn something… Read more »

Lost & Found – The Way Things Are

I’ve carefully planned it all out. In university laboratories across this great country, teams of scientists are working around the clock researching ways to bring our love back to life. Working on my behalf, Stephen Hawking and Madame X are comparing quantum mechanics and star charts, searching for a loophole in the way things are…. 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 »

From Where I Sit – Martha’s Back

Martha Stewart is back. Only someone reawakening from a coma would question what all the fuss is about. All the rest of us know she has just finished serving five months of house arrest following a stint at a woman’s prison for lying to a grand jury. The sheer number of words and images this… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

CATCHING ON IN ONTARIO The provincial government in Ontario seems to be catching on that education for the neediest is a good thing, and actually recognizing that a post-secondary education today is very different from the days when the politicians attended (Ontario, 2005). Changes to the Ontario Student Finance program will see the eligibility requirements… Read more »

A Cold Hard Winter

Every morning, as your alarm clock beeps and you begin to awake from your deep, relaxing sleep and groggily make your way into the kitchen to look outside, you will find the sun just isn’t quite as high in the sky as it was only two short months ago. As you open the window and… Read more »

A Woman Died on the Streets This Morning

Susan: I was late for work that morning, rushing from Starbucks across six lanes of early morning commuter traffic to get to the office. There she was, lying on the sidewalk. I thought perhaps she was passed out from the drink. You get so many of them in this part of town, you see. I… Read more »

Is It Time to Abolish the Monarchy?

She’s on our money. She’s at our national celebrations. Her image adorns stamps and government offices and at every public assembly we sing a half-hearted ode to her health and longevity. But what does the Queen and her family actually do for Canada? For years and years, it seems the same argument has raged on…. Read more »

All This Poorness

I never wanted to save no one except everybody and then myself when I was stuck behind that thick plastic parents taped over leaky windows in winter to keep expensive heat from spillin’ out. All this poorness in my house and in the old front yard with no grass and the dirt on the bottom… Read more »

Click On This – A Little Bit Nuts

William Safire’s Rules for Writers http://www.chem.gla.ac.uk/protein/pert/safire.rules.html Remember to take the bull by the hand and avoid mixing metaphors! Altered Dimensions http://www.altereddimensions.net/ Prepare to immerse yourself in the mysteries of popular paranormal research. Strange New Products http://www.strangenewproducts.com/ It’s been evident for years that we’ll make and buy just about anything. Experiment: Cardboard Boat http://www.lakeviewford.com/boat/ What I… Read more »

Voice Events Listings

To list events in your area, e-mail voice@ausu.org with “events” in the subject line. BODY, SOUL & SPIRIT EXPO 23-25 September 2005 – Calgary, Alberta http://www.bodysoulspiritexpo.com/ Cost C$10; weekend pass C$25 Fri 3pm-10pm; Sat 10am-9pm; Sun 11am-6pm If you are seeking options to improve your life, physically, emotionally, and spiritually, expand your consciousness, or improve… 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

The Next Great Prime Minister Over $100,000 in prizes for Canadian Students. DO YOU HAVE A VISION FOR CANADA’S FUTURE? “The Next Great Prime Minister” is looking for Canada’s future leaders and has been launched to engage young Canadians in the political process. If you are between the ages of 18 and 29, send us… Read more »

Conference Connections

DEVELOPING SUCCESS FOR YOUTH October 19 – 21, 2005 Springfield, MO, USA http://www.drury.edu/dsy The thematic conference strands will address the development of the whole child through educational reforms; policy development; collaborative cultures; multi-dimensional educational practices; strategical, visionary planning; innovative curricula and learning experiences; and the interconnectedness of the mind, body, and soul. TEACHING KIDS NOT… Read more »

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