Vol. 13 Iss. 42

Volume 13 Issue 42 - 10/28/2005

Life in Germany: Part 2

The second instalment of John’s series about his experiences studying abroad in Germany with his wife. Watch The Voice for more instalments of this series over the coming months. For part one, see v13 140 of The Voice. Already, we are seeing a lot of the city and finding that we really like Hamburg, but… Read more »


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 »

MSCHE – Accreditation pays off:

I am sure most Voice readers are aware of Athabasca University’s recent institutional accreditation in the U.S. under the governing body of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). It is a milestone and an achievement that has not been attained by any other Canadian university currently under the Association of Universities and Colleges… Read more »

Turning the Pages…

First, an apology: I was sick for a couple of weeks there and left the column in favour of bed rest. I’m sorry I didn’t let you all know where I went. Thanks to both of the readers who inquired about me. You know who you are. I haven’t done a lot of reading in… Read more »

Women You Should Know – October’s Women of Note

October’s women of note: October 1, 1883 – Dr. Emily Stowe’s tireless work resulted in the opening of Canada’s first medical school for women. October 18, 1929 – As a result of the determination of five Alberta women, Canadian women were legally recognized as “persons.” Therefore, women could no longer be excluded from the Senate… Read more »

The Good Life – Accepting Pain

Mental pain and emotional anguish are universal elements of the human condition. The fact that repeated studies have shown depression and suicide rates to be higher in the affluent western world than in third world countries demonstrates that relative material comfort is no insulation from psychological suffering. Financial burdens, family relationships, work and school pressures,… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Back to the Drawing Board

What do you do when you have an important decision to make? Do you contact JoJo’s psychic alliance for advice from a clairvoyant? Do you talk to the ones nearest and dearest to you because it will undoubtedly impact them as well? Do you research trends and probabilities? Do you weigh pros and cons, risks… Read more »

Lost & Found – Why it Pays to Know Someone Smart

Over the years, a slightly obsessive curiosity has led me to gather up a store of somewhat esoteric but useless information in a number of obscure areas of human endeavour. For this reason, if I were to find myself on a quiz show, I would be happy to take on my fellow contestants in specific… 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 »

Dear Barb – Co-dependency

Dear Barb: HELP! For some reason I always become involved in relationships with women that I have to take care of and I don’t mean that in the traditional sense. Most of the women I become involved with end up having serious emotional, mental or addiction problems. My intent is always to make things right,… Read more »

There is No Joy in Mouseville

Poor Mickey. You’ve got to feel sorry for the guy, even a little. I know, I know. He’s rich, he’s famous, and, like certain supermodels, is recognized worldwide by his first name alone. But even a mouse has an ego, and last week’s UNESCO decision must surely have been a blow to his. On October… Read more »

SWF Seeking…

By leaps and bounds dating and mating websites are losing their print equivalent and afternoon playmate taint, taking on a whole new level of seriousness and acceptance. They are no longer avenues for the desperate, hangouts for the habitually single and chronically loveless–today, dating sites are becoming a first choice for the busy person, the… Read more »

One and Other

Hello again folks. Sorry I wasn’t around last issue, but there were some unexpected complications that have been, I think, cleared up. I’m now aiming to do my best in providing a weekly something or Other to read. Yeah, it might not always be pretty, but hey, neither is life, and writers, I guess, better… Read more »

Nature Needs Tough Love

Just so there’s no misunderstanding, I’m every bit as committed to preserving the wilderness as the next person. It’s just that the wilderness is, well, so large. And untidy. A quick glance at any atlas will quickly confirm the fact that the wilderness takes up huge portions of our planet’s total surface area, and yet… 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 »

Taking NotesTaking Notes: Eye on Education – Physics Professor Forced to Retire

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 »

Scholarships & Awards

Congress of Aboriginal Peoples Youth Achievement Awards Number of Awards: 5 Application Deadline: December 31 Description: For Aboriginal youth ages 15 – 29, members of a Provincial/Territorial Organization in good standing with the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples. Organizations include: Native Council of Nova Scotia, Native Council of Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples’ Council,… Read more »

Voice Events Listings

To list events in your area, e-mail voice@ausu.org with “events” in the subject line. VANCOUVER HEALTH SHOW 29-30 October 2005 Vancouver, BC Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre http://www.healthshows.com/ Sat 10am-6pm Sun 11am-5pm Cost: C$9 per day (including all seminars) seniors C$8 101 PUMPKIN EVENT 29 October 2005 – Vancouver, BC Maplewood Farm – 10am-4pm http://www.maplewoodfarm.bc.ca/… 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: “ยข Social/Emotional:… Read more »

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