Vol. 13 Iss. 41

Volume 13 Issue 41 - 10/21/2005

Women You Should Know – Marie Madeleine Jarret de Vercheres

Marie Madeleine Jarret de Vercheres, (1678-1747) “heroine,” was born on her father’s estate near the St. Lawrence River, just outside of Montreal, Quebec on April 17, 1678. Madeleine’s bravery was unwavering when she and her two younger brothers defended the family fort for eight days against an attack by a band of Iroquois, while her… Read more »

The Good Life – Technology vs. Being Present in the Moment

Nearly twenty years ago, when I started my first office job, the person assigned to train me confidently assured me that, “in a year or two, this office will be completely paperless.” The corporation I worked for was just in the process of installing its first computer system with a terminal at every employee’s desk…. Read more »

Lost & Found – These are the People

I know people dedicated to lost causes and forgotten arts. People who spend hours in butcher shops, fish sellers, and fruit and vegetable markets on the way home from a long day at work. People who cut, slice, knead, peel and scrape when it’s much easier and cheaper to just buy something from the supermarket… 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 »

Canadian Fedwatch: News Across the Nation…

Going Too Far? I’m not a smoking advocate. The costs of it, both to individuals and the public, are simply too great to ignore. It’s a bad habit and I have absolutely no sympathy if the tobacco producing companies are driven out of business. That said, with British Columbia recently having ruled that it’s legal… Read more »

Dear Barb – Follow up on shopping addiction

Dear Readers, I wrote a column last month about shopping addiction. As a result, I received the following email from April Lane Benson, Ph.D. She offers some excellent advice and treatment options for this condition. If you or someone you know is struggling with this addiction, April’s Website is well worth checking out. Here is… Read more »

From Where I Sit – It’s a Man’s World

Normally, in this space, I take great pains to avoid specifically naming people, businesses or entities. The notable exception is my immediate family. They’re fair game. After all, they love me and forgive me if I overstep. I must make an exception this time by writing about Princess Auto. Every male alive is well acquainted… Read more »

Yes, I Do Know. Now Please Stop Asking!

There’s a new game in town. The rules are simple, it doesn’t cost a cent, and you can play it anywhere. The only equipment you need is a good sense of curiosity and a certain tolerance for compulsive behaviour. Because believe me, once you start playing, you won’t be able to stop. To begin, turn… Read more »

You can’t hurry love, but you can rush the flowers

I’ll admit it. When I read the article about an online service that claims to make “romantic gestures” (Harris, 2005) on other’s behalf, my first thought may have been a bit judgmental. I thought, “Pay someone to send your wife flowers? (scoff) Thanks for the sincerity, sweetie.” Yet, intrigued, I decided to read on. SaveMyAss.com… Read more »

Where I Am

Last week I caught that woman in Accounts, the one with the alcoholic husband and the kid who’s always wiping his nose on his sleeve, I caught her stealing a bag of coffee from the staff room. I reported her to human resources, of course, and they gave her the sack. Things aren’t so great… Read more »

THE THIRD ANNUAL VOICE WRITING CONTEST IS HERE

THE THIRD ANNUAL VOICE MAGAZINE WRITING CONTEST! $1000 in scholarships to be awarded $500 each in the fiction and non-fiction categories Write for The Voice and win money for your education. The Voice is launching its third annual writing contest, with categories for both fiction and non-fiction. Non-Fiction: In 1500 words or less, write about… Read more »

Taking NotesTaking Notes: Eye on Education – University Enrolment at a New High

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 »

Searching for Internships + Volunteer Opportunities

INTERNSHIP More 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 Application Process Involves: Letters of Reference, Other, Phone Interview, Resume, Transcript, Written Application. Typically The Application Process… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

John Gyles Education Awards Administrator: John Gyles Education Awards Award Amount: $3,000.00 Notes: Available each year to students in both Canada and the United States. A minimum GPA of 2.7 is required. Criteria other than strictly academic ability and financial need are considered in the selection process. Contact for more information. Contact Information: Attention: The… Read more »

Conference Connections

43RD ANNUAL TEACHING THE WHOLE CHILD EARLY CHILDHOOD INSTITUTE November 1 – 2, 2005 Framingham Massachusetts USA http://www.lesley.edu/centers/childrenandfamilies 1-day fee $175.00; 2-day early bird fee $295 2-day fee $310; 3 or more from the same institution $295 – participants over 50 year old $279 The 43rd annual Early CHildhood Institute will focus on: “¢ Social/Emotional:… Read more »

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