Vol. 14 Iss. 17

Volume 14 Issue 17 - 05/12/2006

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Federal Update Welcome back. I’ve taken a long break to try to recharge my batteries. During the time period there have been a lot of changes, so let’s run through them quickly. In January of this year, the Conservatives were elected with the smallest minority government in the history of the Canadian House of Commons…. 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 »

Lost & Found – Glowing Like Us

Take a journey with me tonight. Put that pack of cigarettes up on the dash of the Delta ’88. There is this town I want to take you to. It’s a place where everybody sleeps all day long. When it rains the silver drops rise up from the ground into the sky. All of the… Read more »

Dear Barb – Crock Pot Recipes

Dear Barb: A while ago, I noticed that you included some recipes in your column. I was wondering if you could do that again soon. I am a busy mother of three, who is also working on her degree through Athabasca University. I was wondering if you have any easy crock-pot recipes that I could… Read more »

The Good Life – Never Assume

My friend Handriga’s Aunt Jackie is one of those stereotypical sweet-tempered, rosy-cheeked older ladies that you usually associate with hand-knit shawls and recipes for the perfect gingersnap cookies. If you were to see her shopping for plants and fresh vegetables at the weekly farmer’s market, it is very likely that you would immediately, if affectionately,… Read more »

From Where I Sit – GameBoy or Real Life?

As a baby boomer who happens to count my brain as one of my finer assets, I was intrigued by a recent new product announcement. It seems Nintendo has developed a new program called Brain Age to be played on their dual screen GameBoy. Journal Technology writer Steve Makris describes it as “a program for… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

NORTHERN ALBERTA DEVELOPMENT BURSARY Deadline: May 15 Purpose: The Northern Alberta Development Bursary was created to increase the number of trained professionals in northern Alberta and to encourage students from northern Alberta to obtain a post-secondary education. See map for communities considered as part of northern Alberta. Value: Bursaries are valued at $3,000 for one… Read more »

Voice Events Listings

To list events in your area, e-mail voice@ausu.org with the word “events” in the subject line. NIGHT OF ARTISTS! May 20, 2006 Victoria, BC Leonardo da Vinci Centre 6:00 PM – 12:00 AM Tickets – FAMILY PREVIEW: 1pm-5pm $5 single/$10 family (Preview Includes Art Viewing Only. Musicians, MC, Appetizers, etc. at Gala Evening Only.) GALA… Read more »

Conference Connections

PRACTICAL ADVANCES IN DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING May 21 – 26, 2006 – Yosemite National Park, CA, USA http://www.cme.ucsf.edu The goal of this five-day course is to provide the practicing diagnostic radiologist with a practical and up-to-date review of recent advances in diagnostic imaging. This will include presentations on the current imaging techniques for the evaluation of… 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: From Where I Sit – v14 i16 I just wanted to send out a big high five to Hazel Anaka, for her article on Telus. How true! Who hasn’t had their fair… Read more »


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