Vol. 14 Iss. 14

Volume 14 Issue 14 - 04/14/2006

Bushwoman Bonnie donates to Wigs for Kids for the third time!

On Apr8il 1, 2006, Bonnie (aka “Bushwoman”) Nahornick hosted the Canadian Diabetes Association Fundraiser where her head was shaved for charity. Doorprizes were donated by a variety of individuals and businesses, including The Voice. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Canadian Diabetes Association and her hair will be donated to Wigs for… 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 – Challenge Yourself

For nearly nine years, I’ve sat as a Director on my Credit Union board. It’s been both a challenge and a commitment. Most importantly, it’s been a wonderful learning opportunity. Perhaps the best part of the whole experience was exposure to some of North America’s best speakers at the Credit Union provincial conference and annual… Read more »

Dear Barb – Intuitive Eating to Lose Weight

Dear Barb: I feel like I’ve been on a diet my whole life. I lose weight then gain back even more. Recently, I’ve heard about a new way of eating called “intuitive eating.” It is suppose to help you lose weight without dieting. Do you have any information on this? Grace in Newmarket Hi Grace,… Read more »

Lost & Found – A Suitable Position

When young love finally arrived, she was thirty years and fifteen minutes late. Ordinarily, that last fifteen minutes would have cost the candidate the chance of a job. But this time was different. She was wearing a cobalt blue suit. Her hair was tied back and the colour of honey. She smelled like the flowers… Read more »

A helping hand from tar sand

TORONTO (CUP) — “I wanted to do something good for the environment, but as an engineer, I am also concerned with producing economically viable processes,” says chemical engineering Professor Charles Jia, about his goal of utilizing “coke,” a waste product of Alberta’s tar sands, to mitigate environmental pollution. Though Canada’s estimated oil reserves are second… Read more »

Completing the Clampdown

Completing the Clampdown: A News Release From Lionel T. Undershaft, III, President of the Canadian Independent Chamber of Commerce and Industry (a Wholly Owned Subsidiary of Crunk Genetics and Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) As I was telling Bill Gates, George Bush, Osama Bin Laden, Pope Benedict XVI and the reanimated corpse of Senator Joseph McCarthy over lunch… Read more »

Nantucket bans all chain stores from its streets

The upscale island of Nantucket, off the coast of Massachusetts, USA, has recently voted unanimously to restrict businesses with more than 14 stores nation-wide from setting up shop on the island. The legislation comes after Ralph Lauren moved in last year and paid $6.5 million US for the privilege. Residents of the island are concerned… 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 »

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 »

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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