Vol. 14 Iss. 15

Volume 14 Issue 15 - 04/21/2006

AUSU This Month

New AUSU Executive Elected AUSU elected a new council in March and now it has a new executive council which may be familiar to Voice readers. While AUSU executives are elected for two-year terms, last year council replaced the executive half way through the term due to the early departure of the VP External and… Read more »

The Good Life – Some thoughts on the second half

Perhaps inspired by the sense of rebirth that is tied up with Easter, my partner and I, both in our forties, were talking the other night about what exactly it is about the process of growing older that seems so pleasurable to us. I know that for many people, aging is filled with trauma and… Read more »

Dear Barb – What’s with all the twins?

Dear Barb: First, I want to say that I enjoy your column. Also, I’ve noticed lately that there seems to be more multiple births, especially twins. Everywhere I go I see someone pushing a double stroller. A few years ago this would be a unique sight and everyone would crowd around to see the babies…. Read more »

Lost & Found – What it’s like in my city

In the city of my imagination the tycoons and the plutocrats, the Donald Trumps and Jimmy Pattisons of the world, pull pedicabs up narrow cobblestone alleyways. There are dark stains under the armpits of their Armani suits. The cabs are filled with poets and midwives out for a bender. In my city, the streets are… Read more »

Jesus and Buddha Version 2.0 fall far short of the originals

EDMONTON (CUP) — In southern Nepal there was a 15-year-old boy named Ram Bahadur Bomjon who had apparently been meditating, without food or water, for over ten months. Despite the fact that that’s impossible, and he was screened from public view every night, he was believed by many to be another Buddha. Many claimed a… Read more »

Blank slate

MONTREAL (CUP) — It’s probably fair to say that most of us haven’t travelled around the world, but your closet has. While you’ll surely find blouses from China, shoes from Brazil, coats from the Philippines, scarves from India and t-shirts from El Salvador, you’ll be hard-pressed to find something made here. In an era filled… Read more »

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 »

International Newsdesk – Italian overseas voters oust Berlusconi

In an exceptionally close April 9-10th election result, Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s Prime Minister (twice elected since 1994), lost his position (CBC News 2006). The loss can be attributed to a change in electoral process that his government legislated. In December 2005, Berlusconi’s centre-right political party named Forza Italia (translated as “Go Italy” and used as… 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

GREAT CANADIAN SCHOLARSHIPS Value: $1,500 – $2,000 Number of Awards: 4 Application Deadline: April 30 Description: Studentawards.com is pleased to offer up to $8,000 in cash prizes through the fourth annual Great Canadian Scholarship Program. We are running this scholarship program for the fourth year in a row because we recognize the need for our… Read more »

Voice Events Listings

To list events in your area, e-mail voice@ausu.org with the word “events” in the subject line. SPRING THEATRE CLASSES Feburary 06 to May 01, 2006 – Kelowna, BC Kelowna Actors Studio – Ticket Prices very reasonable Kelowna Actors Studio – 250-862-2867 info@kelownaactorsstudio.com http://www.KelownaActorsStudio.com THEATRE IN THE TREES”LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS” on now to… 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. Re: “Boycott Canada” by Mandy Gardner, v14 i11 (2006-03-24) I first want to state that I think Mandy Gardner’s article is well-written and well-needed. Every year, there is the issue of the annual… Read more »


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