Vol. 13 Iss. 40

Volume 13 Issue 40 - 10/14/2005

Life in Germany: Part 1

Not long ago, the prospect of living in Europe for any extended length of time would have been out of the question for me. I worked full-time with the same company for the last 20 years, and settled into a more-or-less routine life. In April, this all changed when my wife learned that the German… Read more »

Gay and Lesbian Update

This monthly column features news and issues affecting gays and lesbians in Canada and around the world. Both houses, the state Senate and the Legislature in California passed a historic bill legalizing same sex marriage… except Governor Schwarzenegger, who veto’d the bill. http://tinyurl.com/dmnkx The first country in the world to ban same-sex marriage on a… Read more »

The Good Life – Autumn Mushroom Hunting

Since I have lived in British Columbia, one of the things that has become synonymous with Fall for me is walking through rain saturated forests in search of wild mushrooms. This annual autumnal ritual is something that my husband introduced me to on a weekend trip to the West Coast of Vancouver Island. After fifteen… 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 – Wait and See

So I’m twenty-three years old, every inch the tragic romantic, and my Guardian Angel just kicks open my door one night and comes in with a suitcase in each hand. True story. First thing she does, she goes to the fridge and opens a cold beer, then takes out a tub of leftover chicken. She… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Alberta Sends Hunters after CWD Infected Deer Two more cases of wild deer have been found to be infected with Chronic Wasting Disease, or CWD, near the Saskatchewan border (http://www.gov.ab.ca/acn/200510/18840C10A54A7-951A-46E4-82DEF28FAAF1FC5E.html). CWD is a type of disease in the same line as BSE or Mad Cow Disease, although the Alberta government is very strongly trying to… Read more »

Dear Barb – Exercise Addiction

Dear Barb: Hi, I read your column all of the time. I’m a 24-year-old student in my last year of university. I was involved in a lot of sports in high school and began working-out regularly to keep myself in shape. At that time, I worked-out a couple of times a week. Through the years… Read more »

Women You Should Know – Emily Carr

Emily Carr (1871-1945) became known as one of Canada’s most recognized artists. Emily was born on December 13, 1871 in Victoria, British Columbia. She was the youngest of five sisters. After the death of her parents, Emily went to study art at the California School of Design in San Francisco. Emily continued studying art in… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Loose Lips

Do you know any cranky, old people? Perhaps intimately? Maybe you’re related to one? Or work with one? Maybe, heaven forbid, you are one. Given the overall aging demographic and proliferation of baby boomers, it’s not surprising if you can name some. They are in our churches, our volunteer organizations, and our family get-togethers. They… Read more »

Old Age

Having been born after my parents had immigrated to Canada, I have had limited contact with the elderly and I plainly admit that the rare contact that I did have was never pleasant. The few occasions in which my parents persuaded me to volunteer with seniors were not what I would call “pleasurable” as they… Read more »

From My Perspective – Malaise and Self-Analysis

I haven’t written for the Voice for a number of months now. It’s not because I don’t want to. Even after several years, it is still one of my most enjoyable activities. It’s not because I don’t have anything to write about, as I have a stack of reference articles and dozens of ideas. I… Read more »

Looneytunes Part 2

… continued from last week. Before we get back into the matter at hand, it might be worthy of reviewing where we were in Part One of this article (1). We touched upon the idea that while money is not evil in-and-of itself, it can cause people to act in immoral ways. Certainly, there has… Read more »

Fiction Feature – The Jump

A girl stands on the shore of a lake. “I can think of a million reasons not to do it. Last summer, when my little brother Joshua was nine, he pushed me in because I was taking so long. It was annoying him. My mom was reading her book on the beach, and she kept… Read more »

Taking NotesTaking Notes: Eye on Education – College Teachers Paid to Stay Home

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 »

Tuition Idea Makes Sense – CAUS Release

Edmonton, AB, Council of Alberta University Students – Advanced Education Minister Dave Hancock is floating the idea of having the government pay for students’ tuition in their first two years of university or college. Alberta’s students, who currently pay the second highest tuition in the country, have been looking to the government’s review of 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

AU AWARDS DEADLINES EXTENDED The deadlines on two AU offered awards, the Alberta Women’s Science Network Undergraduate Scholarship in Science and Computing Science and the Harold Cardinal Prize have been extended until December 1st. Also extended, until October 15th (hurry!), are the Frank and Agnes Cardinal Neheyiwak Bursary and the First Peoples Technology Bursary. Details… 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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