Vol. 13 Iss. 43

Volume 13 Issue 43 - 11/04/2005


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 »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Obesity in Sight Statistics Canada released a report recently detailing some of the changes in the average Canadian diet (Statistics Canada, 2005). The results are not encouraging. Among the trends that have been noted is that we’re using fewer fresh vegetables and more fats. It might not be all bad however, because even though vegetables… Read more »

The Good Life – The Need for Community

Every year my daughter’s elementary school is transformed into a place of mysterious mayhem and ghoulish goings on. The halls and walls are bedecked in black plastic sheeting, making everything dim and gloomy looking. One of the classrooms becomes a fortune teller’s den akin to Professor Trelawney’s room in the Harry Potter series, complete with… Read more »

Lost & Found – Black Umbrellas

The weatherman says that things don’t look good today. It’s triple witching hour in the heavens, with a perfect storm brewing offshore. I’m lying in bed listening to the rain coming down. Crows are being tossed around like black snow in the wind. When I go downtown for coffee beans, the water is ankle deep…. 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 – Forgiving an alcoholic father

Dear Barb, While I was growing up, my father drank heavily and fought with my mother all of the time. I have two younger sisters and because of my parents I ended up having to take care of them. Don’t get me wrong, I love my parents, but I couldn’t wait to get out of… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Wishing You Loving Kindness

While channel surfing the other day I stumbled across ONE the mind, body, spirit channel (Starchoice 575). It was one channel that I hadn’t really fully explored because of course I’m hooked on HGTV and BOOK TV. I stayed put for half an hour to watch a program on Metta Meditation. Meditation is one of… Read more »

Loosen up “? the Power in Pilates

“Reach your head for the ceiling. Feel as though you could scrape the ceiling with the top of your head.” I’m on my stomach bending up surrounded by very flexible people, most of whom are years older than me and should stereotypically be creaking and groaning, but are instead limber and stretching like swans. The… Read more »

If Voice Mail Were Honest

Thank you for calling the offices of MegaLog Corporation Canadian Division, located in West Virginia. Both of our part-time telephone operators for the entire Western hemisphere are currently frustrating and bewildering other customers with our incomprehensible corporate policies. As we are an enormous global financial entity — more powerful than either church or state —… Read more »

Epistemology and Metaphysics

Humans are naturally curious. This is most obvious one interacts with children. “Why is the sky blue?” they often ask. Some may dismiss the question with “because it is,” while some may be mischievously creative in hiding their ignorance by making up the story that birds dip their wings in blue paint and fly across… 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

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: “¢ Social/Emotional:… Read more »

We Love to Hear From You

We love to hear from you! Send your questions and comments to voice@ausu.org, and please indicate if we may publish your letter. RE: MSCHE: Accreditation Sure Paid Off (v13 i43) I really enjoyed reading this article written by Brian Pinto. Congratulations on a very well written piece and good luck on all your future endeavours…. Read more »


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