Vol. 13 Iss. 44

Volume 13 Issue 44 - 11/11/2005


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 »

Lost & Found – Music as Salvation

I was in a used bookstore the other day, leafing through a yellowing paperback copy of Peter Schaffer’s play Amadeus, about the life of Mozart. My index finger found the beautiful passage in which the embittered and mediocre composer Salieri speaks of the first time he heard the music of his detested rival: It started… 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 – Grieving for a Lost Mother

Dear Barb, My mother recently passed away after a long illness. Everyone tells me she’s better off now because her suffering is over, but I really miss her. Everywhere I look, I see women who remind me of her. I would give anything just to pick up the phone and talk to her one more… Read more »

From Where I Sit – The Least We Can Do

At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, Canadians will stop whatever they’re doing and remember. Many of us will be fuzzy on the exact dates and details of the great wars, but they will nonetheless, pause to show respect for the ultimate sacrifice Canadian forces made on our behalf. At… Read more »

From My Perspective – Computer Repair

Given the vast amount of time I spend with computers, I’ve been forced to learn a great deal about computer maintenance. Most of what I’ve learned has been accumulated through experience, and sometimes that experience has not been pleasant. I’ve destroyed a couple of keyboards after I took them apart and couldn’t get them back… Read more »

Behind Closed Doors (Words That Mean Dis-ease)

1) Suspicion The police have set a road block up at the end of the street, and they’re going door to door asking questions. I saw the man who just moved into number 38b looking through a gap in his living room curtains. Two nights ago they found human remains in a garbage container on… Read more »

What Can We Know?

As you might have guessed, the purpose of part one of this series on epistemology and metaphysics is to tickle the brain and revive its natural curiosity. For a proper foray into philosophy, one must think like a child (the most natural of philosophers) and persist in inquiring, never just dismissing ideas. To put the… Read more »


DEMONSTRATIONS IN 160+ CITIES SPOTLIGHT KLEENEX MANUFACTURER’S ROLE IN BOREAL FOREST DESTRUCTION Groups urge Kimberly-Clark to stop destroying Canada’s Great Northern Forest to make toilet paper and facial tissue As part of an International Day of Action to Save the Boreal Forest, Greenpeace and the Natural Resources Defense Council called on Kimberly-Clark, the world’s largest… Read more »

International News Desk – Buy Nothing Day

Every day we are bombarded with advertisements for everything from breath-mints to house insurance, sneakers to pet medication, all full of colour and at a vibrancy that makes us want to go out and buy the latest weight loss meals even if we look just fine. These items are all products of slick marketing campaigns… 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

Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Value: $1,000 Application Deadline: May 13 Description: Must be currently enrolled in full-time studies at the undergraduate or graduate level at an accredited four-year college or university. Declared major in accounting or criminal justice, with interest in becoming Certified Fraud Examiners Submit maximum 500 word essay on specified topic. Transcripts and letters… Read more »

Conference Connections

ONCOLOGY WORLD CONGRESS Nov 17 – 19, 2005 – New York, NY, USA http://www.oncologycongress.com The Congress provides relevant scientific information and focuses on medical innovations, best practices, and new technologies that are directly applicable to the practice of medical oncology today. The latest clinical data and information will be delivered within 5 educational tracks over… Read more »

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