Vol. 13 Iss. 45

Volume 13 Issue 45 - 11/18/2005


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 »

The Good Life – In Praise of Paper

It’s one of the most commonplace materials in our society. Everyday we use it for a myriad of purposes, usually without giving it a moment’s attention. When it has served its purpose, we simply discard it into the nearest filing cabinet, recycling bin, or garbage can. And yet, as Paul Jackson and Vivien Frank point… Read more »

Lost and Found – The Web of Bones

The foot bone’s connected to the leg bone. The leg bone’s connected to the knee bone. The knee bone’s connected to the thigh bone. The thigh bone’s connected to the back bone. The back bone’s connected to the neck bone. The neck bone’s connected to the head bone. Your head bone’s connected to my shoulder…. Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

The Whole Gomery Thing In a nutshell, in case you haven’t been following the news, here’s the whole thing on the Liberal scandal and Judge Gomery’s report. Back in 1995, Quebec was going to hold a referendum on whether they should separate or not. Naturally, the federal Liberal’s didn’t take too kindly to the idea,… 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 »

From Where I Sit – Renovation Woes

Roy was no sooner out of the country than I began a long-delayed project. And I didn’t bother to tell him about the project either during our daily phone calls. I’m not entirely sure he’ll be thrilled when he gets home. Like many men, he was probably secretly hoping I’d forget about the project. Perhaps,… Read more »

From My Perspective – Internet Buddies

After I submitted my article last week (regarding my computer repair experiences), I received several emails from the Voice Editor. She offered numerous suggestions detailing how I could fix my computer problems. She also issued warnings that were in contrast to some of the Internet advice that I had received (e.g., don’t use magnetized tools)…. Read more »

On the Matter of Josephine

It was on a Wednesday when we got the news that Josephine had died. We were immediately told where the body was being laid out so we could attend the communal gathering. We were reminded by the school principal that our attendance was mandatory, and so, we, the “outside” teachers of The John C. Yesno… Read more »

Christmas Clichés

Perhaps it feels too early for a Christmas article, but by the time this article is published there will be only 38 days until Christmas. And all the signs are here. Hallowe’en is barely over and the malls are drenched in Christmas decor. I heard Christmas carols in the grocery store yesterday, and the magazines… Read more »

Taking NotesTaking Notes: Eye on Education – Google Enables Research

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

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 »

Response to Nature Needs Tough Love

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: Nature Needs Tough Love, Volume 13, Issue 42 (Oct 28, 2005) I know it is a little late, but after reading through the archives when I returned from holidays I came across… Read more »


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