Vol. 13 Iss. 47

Volume 13 Issue 47 - 12/02/2005

Turning the Pages

Oddly enough, I read a bestseller recently. This almost never happens, due in large part to the number of courses I’m taking at any given time. But a good friend lent me her copy of Galileo’s Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith and Love by Dava Sobel (1999), and I just couldn’t pass it… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Alberta Investing in the Future – Forgetting the Now? The Alberta government recently announced another 750 million dollars will be going into the “Access to the Future Fund” (Alberta Dept. of Advanced Education, 2005). This fund will be fully funded when it reaches a total of three billion dollars, and produce 135 million dollars annually… 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 – Grandparent’s Rights

Dear Barb: I enjoy reading your column, although I may be a little older than most of your readers. I am a grandmother of two beautiful little girls. My son, who is their father, has just separated from his wife and now I am having a problem seeing the girls. My son has become so… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Utter Bloody Rudeness

My daughter Hilary and I joined a capacity crowd at the Winspear Centre recently as guests of the Edmonton Journal. In a huge thank you gesture to Journal subscribers, we were assembled to listen to the maven of manners Lynne Truss. Truss is the British author of “Talk to the Hand: The Utter Bloody Rudeness… Read more »

What to Live For

When I was in Europe last year, I learned of a beautiful family tradition. Every month, family members would congregate at the cemetery to remember their dead ancestors, pray for them, and celebrate the good deeds their ancestors had performed in their lives. Many oriental cultures do this too, and often take it a bit… Read more »

‘Tis the Season to Be Paranoid

With barely a handful of twenty-four-hour shopping days remaining until the big Extravaganza of Greed arrives on December 25th, the pressure to go out and spend unimaginable amounts of money in order to stave off vague feelings of advertiser-induced guilt is mounting on an hourly basis. From the celestial electronic ether, the angelic chorus is… Read more »

Course Exam – Sensation and Perception (PSYC 333)

Athabasca University’s Centre for Psychology has been hard at work again! Update your AU course catalogue to include another new psychology course entitled, Sensation and Perception (PSYC 333). Scheduled to open in mid-December, Sensation and Perception focuses on the human brain and explores how the brain is involved in “receiving and processing information from the… Read more »

Fiction Feature – The Motorcycle

We hope you enjoy The Motorcycle, a runner up in last year’s Voice writing contest. This year’s contest is now open, and the deadline has been extended to the end of January, 2006. Send in your fiction and/or non-fiction submission today! Aunt Barb had a motorcycle-riding boyfriend the spring I turned thirteen. She bought herself… Read more »

International News Desk – Pleasing Results at the Aboriginal Summit

Paul Martin has promised $5 billion to various Aboriginal groups following last week’s First Ministers Meeting (FMM) in Kelowna. The Summit included representatives from Aboriginal Canadian populations as well as government officials. On the agenda were four major issues: Native housing, education, health care and relationships. After the two-day summit (November 24-25) National Chief of… Read more »

Searching for Internships + Volunteer Opportunities

INTERNSHIP Marketing Analysts and Management Consultants Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver Term: Throughout the year Dates: as soon as possible. Language: English Experience Required: no Typically The Application Process Time Is 1 to 8 weeks Application Process Involves: Resume and written application Post Services Include: Alumni network and job and internship network We will provide the… 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

BECK MEETS FREUD? COGNITIVE THERAPY IN DEPTH December 1 – 2 2005 – Toronto, Ont. http://leadingedgeseminars.org/pretzer1.htm Participants will develop an understanding of cognitive therapy’s approach to issues that are often seen as the domain of psychodynamic therapies, including the complexities of the therapeutic relationship, resistance to change, trauma, and other family of origin issues, and… Read more »

Voice Events Listings

To list events in your area, e-mail voice@ausu.org with “events” in the subject line. EDMONTON OPERA PRESENTS: FILUMENA Edmonton , Alberta – Nov 26 – Dec 01, 2005 Filumena kicks off the 2005/06 season with the fascinating true story of Filumena Lassandro, the last woman to be hanged in Alberta. For event information: (780) 451-8000… Read more »

Classifieds

Classifieds are free for AU students! Contact voice@ausu.org for more information. http://www.rgisinv.com