Vol. 13 Iss. 05

Volume 13 Issue 5 - 02/02/2005

Gay and Lesbian Update

This monthly column features news and issues affecting gays and lesbians in Canada and around the world. Look for it on the second week of each month, only in The Voice. While on tour for tsunami relief, Prime Minister Paul Martin had to battle a religious edict from a Sikh clerical authority that calls upon… Read more »

The Good Life – Soup Time

With both my husband and myself pursuing careers and trying to keep up with our higher education courses, as well as making time in our lives for our family and our selves, we sometimes feel that we’re victims of a time crunch. Usually we do a pretty good job of trying not to bite off… Read more »

AUSU This Month – AUSU Helps Tsunami Victims

AUSU Donates $350 to Aid Victims of the Tsunami The AUSU student council would like to send their condolences and best wishes to all victims and the families of victims of the recent Asian Tsunami Disaster, and specifically to any of our students residing in the area who may have suffered loss. To contribute to… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Much Ado About Nothing I thought I’d adopt a theme of nothing this week. Why not? The federal government seems to have decided it needs to do research into nothing (http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hpfb-dgpsa/tpd-dpt/npi_notice_e.html). Or to be more specific, Health Canada is funding research into placebos. If you don’t already know, a placebo is “an inactive substance (or… Read more »

Dear Barb – Fitting in at a new job

Dear Barb; I will be starting a new job next week. In my last job I had problems with my boss right from the beginning. I can’t say specifically what the problems were, but they seemed to begin on day one. I’d like to avoid problems in this job. Are there any suggestions you can… Read more »

Lost & Found – When the power goes out

It’s one of those End of the World sort of days. Nature is pissed off, or wildly drunk, or maybe just letting her hair down and putting her foot to the gas pedal. Everything is transformed, charged with a tension that crackles like static electricity. Late in the afternoon, I’m jogging along the seawall and… Read more »

Women You Should Know – Dorothy Day

Dorothy Day 1897-1980 Dorothy Day was born in Brooklyn New York, into a Protestant family. At the age of 31, after much spiritual searching, Dorothy converted to Catholicism. In 1932 Dorothy met Peter Maurin, with whom she cofounded The Catholic Worker Movement. The Catholic Worker Movement is comprised of hospitality houses located in over 185,… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Pain and Consequences

Do you remember those old westerns where some tough cowboy downed a swig (or two) of whiskey, grabbed some pliers and yanked out his own throbbing tooth? That’s how desperate I felt when the jaw pain that began in August escalated to the point it was waking me in the night. And making me cry…. Read more »

The Voice Fiction Feature – Poetry By…

Apocalyptic Vision A dream yields an essence of the past. Prostrate before altars where no one worships lays the Deity of Man. This place belongs to a generation forged in furnaces that technology built, then deconstructed for a better purpose”? the end of a man hides between the pages of a desiccated book about sex,… Read more »

AUSU Council Meeting Notes

This month’s AUSU student council meeting revealed Council’s concern over Athabasca University’s tuition hike. The proposed increase is said to cover new courses being offered by Athabasca University. The student council does not support higher tuition fees, especially when the quality standards of courses remain the same. In traditional universities, students pay extra fees for… Read more »

Course Exam: AU Courses, Up Close – HUMN/HIST 202

Western Culture: Since the Reformation (HUMN/HIST 202) After AU’s foundation history course HIST 201 (Western Culture I) was enthusiastically received by AU students, the AU history team, headed by Dr David Gregory, decided to launch a new AU course, Western Culture II: Since the Reformation (HIST 202), continuing the popular topic. According to Dr Gregory,… Read more »

Walking a Tightrope

With Reading Week arriving in just a few short weeks, what often comes to my mind are the many students around the world who, after struggling to balance school, work, kids, and home life, take their own lives to free themselves of stress. It’s a sad but true reality of student life. A typical student… Read more »

Click On This – Confusion, Illusion, Perception, Alteration

Sometimes our brains don’t work quite the way we want them to, or quite the way they should. Sometimes this is intentional and sometimes it isn’t. And sometimes there are visible results. Please note that caution should be exercised when viewing some of these sites, as content may not be suitable for all persons. SwankSigns… Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye on Education – PSE Funding Lags

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 djabbour@ausu.org PSE FUNDING… Read more »

Searching for Internships

Zink – Magazine INTERN – Job Location: New York, NY, United States Job Description: Zink magazine is looking for interns in many facets of the industry. Fashion, advertising, editorial, and event interns to assist the with phones, appointments, and other magazine related tasks. Zink is a very busy place and we need people who are… Read more »

Conference Connections

ROMANCE SLAM JAM 2005 March 10 – 13 2005 Dallas, Texas USA Contact: Cindi Louis – 972.623.2537; Emma Rodgers – 800.272.5027 – P.O. box 530326, Grand Prarie, TX, 75053 romanceslamjam2005@yahoo.com – http://www.romanceslamjam.com/ The four-day conference unites readers and writers of Black romance for an exciting fun-filled extended weekend of literary activities, entertainment, and awards presentations…. Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

UNIVERSITY WRITING SCHOLARSHIP (UWS) Amount: n/s Deadline: January 31, 2005 Administrator: Elder & Leemaur Publishers Notes: The UWS Program will provide Canadian university students with the opportunity to have their literature works published, while at the same time entering them into scholarships that will help mitigate their university costs. There are a number of scholarships… Read more »

Tuition! – Response to Editorial, Jan 26, 2005

We love to hear from you! Send your questions and comments to voice@ausu.org, and please indicate if we may publish your letter. Response to Editorial. January 26, 2005 (v13 i4) http://www.ausu.org/voice/articles/featuredisplay.php?ART=3516 I am a distance learning student with a learning disability. I was married in 2003 and up to that point I received financial aid…. Read more »

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