Vol. 13 Iss. 48

Volume 13 Issue 48 - 12/09/2005

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Elections! So, as expected, the opposition party’s motion of non-confidence came up in Parliament. The opposition parties all voted in favour. The next general election has been scheduled for January 23, 2006, not quite a year and a half after the last election. Predictions abound, with the idea of another Liberal minority being the most… Read more »

Lost & Found – Requiem For a Friend

It didn’t look good, to say the least. My ancient, steam-driven iMac stubbornly refused to boot up. Its inner workings making a sort of grinding, creaking sound, like the cars of an antique and soon-to-be condemned rollercoaster labouriously inching their way to the top of the ride’s first hill. Perhaps it was my imagination, but… Read more »

AUSU This Month – Job Posting

AUSU Job Posting – Chief Returning Officer Deadline – January 17th The Athabasca University Students’ Union (AUSU) represents AU students and their interests. The Union strives for a fair and accessible election process for members to the Students’ Council. To this end, AUSU is seeking a student to fulfill the role of Chief Returning Officer… Read more »

Dear Barb – HIV Testing

Dear Barb: I feel a little awkward writing to you. I am a 25-year-old man and I’ve just met a wonderful woman. I think she may be the one for me. My problem is that I have led a fairly promiscuous life up to this point. I have experimented sexually, and I’m concerned about AIDS…. Read more »

From Where I Sit – No Comment

We’ve been led to believe that making judgments is a bad thing. Pat Allen (2005) in her book entitled Art is a Spiritual Path offers a new way to look at things. Allen runs an art program in her US studio. Artists undertake a two-part process. Part one is creation. Part two is what she… Read more »

From My Perspective – 100 years young

100 is not a very large number if you are talking about money. It’s not a large number if you are talking about size or weight or some other measurement. If you are talking about time, however, 100 can be an amazingly large number, particularly if you are using it in the context of 100… Read more »

Some of the World’s Most Prolific People

A good work ethic is a lot like a sense of humour in that very few people in our society would admit to not having one. Courtesy of the workaholic, 24/7 mindset that is a lingering hangover from the early European colonizers of our country (for example, all those dour Scottish Presbyterians, fastidious Germans, and… Read more »

People Puzzles: Confidence

There is this misconception that abounds in regard to the tastes of women, that we like assholes. It’s not true, you know. We don’t like assholes at all. What women like is confidence and strength. Unfortunately, more often than not, both men and women interpret these traits to mean “asshole.” This interpretation is either because… Read more »

International News Desk – Montreal Says ‘No’!

It’s the topic of the millennium: Climate change. The earth is getting hotter and it looks like big industry is at least partially to blame. Smokestacks, exhaust pipes and cute red-brick chimneys are pouring out greenhouse gases that trap heat and warm the planet – hurricanes, droughts and rising sea-levels are just the beginning of… Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye on Education – All Alberta children to receive educational grants

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 »

Race to help women in rural Alberta

Canadian Death Race, an extreme racing event in which racers journey over three different mountain summits, cross a river in a raft, and run part of the course in the dark, takes place in Grande Cache Alberta each August. The race promotes tourism and helps the town to raise funds in a number of ways…. 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 »

We Love to Hear From You – Feedback on From Where I Sit

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: From Where I Sit – Utter Bloody Rudeness, December 2, v13 i 46 Hi, this is just a quick appreciative comment re: Hazel Anaka’s article. I always feel optimistic when I hear… Read more »

Classifieds

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