Vol. 14 Iss. 12

Volume 14 Issue 12 - 03/31/2006


We are five normal, everyday ladies, all mums and two grandmothers, in training for this year’s Canadian Death Race, a gruelling endurance race of 125km spanning over 24 hours and covering three mountains in Grande Cache, Alberta. Why would we put ourselves through this? To raise money for Eagle Women’s Emergency Shelter in the Foothills… Read more »

Women You Should Know – March Women

The more science learns what life is, the more reluctant scientists are to define it. – Leila M. Coyne, 1985 March 3, 1678 – heroine, Marie Madelaine Jarret de Vercheres was born in Quebec Canada. When only a teenager, she became an unlikely heroine when she and her siblings defended the family fort against attack…. Read more »

The Good Life – What Makes it Work

I think one of the best things about being in a long-term committed relationship, growing old together as a couple, is the variety of small routines that you fall into along the way, and the multitude of small ways in which you come to rely on each other. For example, I know that on most… Read more »

AUSU This Month

Health Plan for AUSU Members – Announced Finally, AUSU members can save on health and dental benefits in Canada! Your council has struck a deal with Student Benefits Administrators, an affiliate of Ingle International and Imagine Financial Ltd., to provide great rates to AUSU members on their commercial insurance products. The program offers a range… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Miracles Happen

My baby girl Hilary works as a Special Events Coordinator with the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation in Edmonton. Over the course of the year, she takes the lead role in orchestrating several major fundraising events, the most recent being the Radiothon. Four radio stations from the Corus Entertainment group (i.e., CISN 103.9, COOL 880, 630… Read more »

Dear Barb – Finding the Spark

Dear Barb: I really enjoy reading your column. My partner and I have been together for many years. Our relationship is good. We get along great and have a lot of fun together. However, lately it seems that our lives have become fairly routine. Our sexual relationship also seems to be lacking the spark. It… Read more »

Lost & Found – Shapes of the Boogey-Man

Here is the boogey-man when you’re six. He hides in the shadows of your bedroom. He awakens at the sound of your parents yelling at each other downstairs. He has wild hair, matted with blood, and several rows of sharp, gleaming teeth. He has open sores, and a taste for fresh blood and flesh. The… Read more »

The Plagiarism Plight

Plagiarism is a word that incites feelings of indignation, shame, and dishonor. The thought that a student would steal another’s ideas or work is reprehensible. It is unethical and deserves punishment. In all fairness to students who have worked for their grades, those students who have claimed another’s work as their own should not be… Read more »

Government should ensure access to education, says Rae

VICTORIA (CUP) — Bob Rae, a potential contender for the Liberal leadership, shared his views on education at a public lecture at the University of Victoria March 28. Rae, a former NDP premier of Ontario, called for a “national vision” in education. “Education and the learning agenda has to become a much bigger part of… Read more »

Concordia administration removes copies of student newspaper from stands

MONTREAL (CUP) — The Concordia University administration removed copies of the Link from stands yesterday, leaving editors of the independent newspaper questioning whether the move was an attempt to interfere in the student union elections. Tracey Lindeman-Jarvis, Editor in Chief of the Link, was informed on Wednesday at around noon that people were removing copies… Read more »

Time for King Ralph’s reign to end

EDMONTON (CUP) — If you’re like me”?that is, someone who has their grade ten”?you probably aren’t a big fan of Ralph Klein. But, since you’re an Albertan, you probably voted for him anyway. This political paradox is a disturbingly common one in our province, but given poor old Ralph’s deteriorating mental state, such party-based voting… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

CANADIAN SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF RELIGION UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT ESSAY CONTEST Value: 1st prize $200; 2nd prize $100 Number of Awards: 2 Application Deadline: April 18 Description: Must be enrolled in undergraduate studies at a Canadian university or college, and submit 10-15 page essay on a topic related to religious studies. Essays may be assignments… Read more »

Voice Events Listings

To list events in your area, e-mail voice@ausu.org with the word “events” in the subject line. CHINA TRADE On now to April 08, 2006 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM – Vancouver, BC Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art Ticket Prices – Free admission 604-683-8326 – centrea@centrea.org http://www.centrea.org Group exhibition of installation, photography, painting, ceramics,… Read more »

Conference Connections

CONTINENTAL DEFENCE: POLICIES, THREATS AND ARCHITECTURE May 4 – 6 2006 – Calgary njmackie@ucalgary.ca http://www.cmss.ucalgary.ca/conferences/continentaldefence This conference will follow shortly after the report of the Binational Planning Group on the renegotiation of NORAD, and the emergence of Canada Command as a working organisation. These events foreshadow major changes in Continental Defence and the security relationship… Read more »


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