Vol. 14 Iss. 13

Volume 14 Issue 13 - 04/07/2006

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 »

The Good Life – Good or Bad: The Choice is Ours

Sometimes I wonder what it would be like if we changed our perceptions of the world just a little bit – specifically, the commonly held perception that life equates to struggle. How many times have we heard or said things like “Life is tough,” or “You really have to fight to survive out there”? If… Read more »

DEATHRACE: AU Students Run to Help Abused Women

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 »

From Where I Sit – Where’s Michael?

While Michael Dunahee hasn’t been in my consciousness for the past fifteen years, I certainly remembered his name when his story resurfaced in the media recently. In 1991, four-year-old Michael disappeared from a school playground in Victoria, BC. Despite over 11,000 tips, his disappearance remains an unsolved case. A $100,000 reward has been announced by… Read more »

Dear Barb – Considering a Condo

Dear Barb: My husband and I have just gotten married and we are considering purchasing a condominium. The prices for condos seem to be reasonable considering all the features that are included. We both have very busy careers, so my husband likes the thought of not having to do all the outside maintenance. I’m sure… Read more »

Lost and Found – Here Comes Spring

In Vancouver, spring has truly sprung. On the street where I live, there are miniature cyclones of cherry blossoms whirling around on the sidewalk. The apple and pear trees in the backyard look as though they are slowly gearing themselves up to provide a bounteous harvest this year. As I write this at the inhumanly… 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 »

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 »

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