Vol. 13 Iss. 09

Volume 13 Issue 9 - 03/02/2005

Editorial Pages – This week, a message from AUSU

This week, a message from AUSU New AUSU Executive Elected Sooner than expected, AUSU has a new executive. The new President and VPs were elected at Monday’s regular council meeting, just before the Special General Meeting, which was attended by several AUSU Members. AUSU had recently been working on a plan to re-elect the executive… Read more »

Bill 1 Exceeds Student Expectations

Edmonton, AB – Yesterday’s introduction of Bill 1 by the Government of Alberta established a $3 billion post-secondary education endowment, an amount that surpassed students’ expectations. In August 2004, the Council of Alberta University Students (CAUS) presented the idea of establishing a $1 billion endowment to the government. The extent of the government’s commitment to… Read more »

Volunteer Venture: The Toronto Coffee Group Diaries

September 2003 I was browsing through the AUSU website and I could not help but notice a webpage about AUSU Coffee Groups. “What were these coffee groups all about?”, I wondered, and I contacted a member of the AUSU student council to obtain further information. In response, I found out that coffee groups are informal… Read more »

The Good Life – Good News About Chocolate

Finally, some really welcome news about food from the scientific community. Something that doesn’t involve the splicing of fish genes into fruit. Timely, too, considering that Easter is close upon us, and it’s time to once again consider the mysterious connection between Christianity, rabbits, eggs and chocolate. I am talking about the latest health research… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Human Capital over Infrastructure Statistics Canada has recently released a report (http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/81-004-XIE/2004006/litearn.htm) that just backs up what I’ve been saying for a long time. Investing in human capital, that is, investing in improving the knowledge, skill-sets, and education of the populace, is far more beneficial for the economy as a whole than investing in physical… Read more »

AUSU This Month

AUSU’s Website Has a New Look The AUSU website has a new look and navigation. Please stop by to take a look and let us know what you think. It’s possible that a few links may not be working as we go through and ensure the new menu system is updated, so please write webmaster@ausu.org… Read more »

Lost & Found – 37

At the age of thirty-seven She realized she’d never ride Through Paris in a sports car With the warm wind in her hair -From The Ballad of Lucy Jordan, Marianne Faithful I – Thirty-seven Trapped. Slowly, inevitably the understanding creeps in: I will never be able to afford a house in this city; this crappy… Read more »

Dear Barb – Conquering Bullies

Dear Barb; My husband and I and our two children have just moved from a rural area into the city. My son is 12 and in grade seven. He has always done well in school. However since moving to the city he is having a lot of problems. The other kids are teasing him about… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Take Time to Think

We’ve been hammered with a rash of extreme weather conditions lately. We’ve experienced minus 35 degree temperatures, dangerous wind chill, freezing rain, fog and even plus temperatures. These fluctuations play havoc with road conditions even for those of us who’ve been driving a long time. The news media brings us information on road conditions and… Read more »

Path of a Progressive Discipline

TORONTO (CUP) — “Students still always wonder whether or not I’m a lesbian or not,” Barbara Crow says. “Who cares?” Although such stereotypes concerning the “F-word” — feminism — persist, she notes, women’s studies has come a long way in Canada. As an associate professor of communication studies at York University in Toronto, Crow is… Read more »

My Hero Clint

It was great seeing my hero Clint Eastwood accept the Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director the other night. I have been an enormous fan of his work since the days of Hang ‘Em High and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Thinking about this, I realize that this idol worship is perhaps… Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye on Education – Rising Dissent Leads to No-Protest Zones on Campus

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 RISING DISSENT… Read more »

Women You Should Know – Grace Marie Bareis

Grace Marie Bareis – 1875-1962 Grace Marie Bareis was born in Canal Winchester, Ohio on December 19, 1875. Bareis received her A.B. (first honors) from Heidelberg College and went on to become a graduate student at Bryn Mawr College from 1897-1899. She taught mathematics and science at Miss Roney’s School in Philadelphia PA from 1902… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

FRANK L. GREATHOUSE GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTING SCHOLARSHIP The Government Finance Officers Association’s Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship of $3,500 is available for award to one or more senior undergraduate students enrolled in full-time study preparing for a career in state and local government finance. The winner of the Government Accounting Scholarship is invited, as our… 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 »

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 »

We Love to Hear From You!

We love to hear from you! Send your questions and comments to voice@ausu.org, and please indicate if we may publish your letter. Hi Voice staff, I would just like to commend you on a great issue of the Voice on February 23. The article on how tuition hikes will affect us students was very informative…. Read more »

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