Vol. 14 Iss. 18

Volume 14 Issue 18 - 05/19/2006

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Statistics Canada: Telling Us What We Already Know Statistics Canada (2006) has recently released a report stating that very few students rely on a single source of funding for their education. Specifically, it reports that students in the relatively more expensive programs do not rely solely on student loans to cover the cost of these… Read more »

Dear Barb – Dangers of Oxy Contin

Dear Barb: I am in my second year of university studies. I always thought I was fortunate to find a roommate that I got along well with. However, this year I have noticed a change in my roommate. His grades are falling, he spends a lot of time alone, and he is constantly borrowing money… 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 »

The Good Life – A Minor Revelation

A couple of nights ago, I went to a movie with a friend whom I hadn’t seen for several years. She drove downtown, and I offered to pay for the parking. However, when we got to the parkade, we discovered that the terms of payment were cash only. I hadn’t brought any non-plastic money with… Read more »

Lost & Found – Not Even a Steel Guitar

On the day when love is new, you drive along winding avenues lined with elms and cherries. Van Morrison sings on the radio about the glories of love. He sings just for you. You drive around, directionless, your mind a quiet, deep pool filled with silent ornamental fish. You are amazed by the beauty of… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Fail Often to Succeed Sooner

I had the privilege of attending a national conference in Vancouver this past week. The city’s hardly changed a bit since my honeymoon trip back in August 1973! Sun-filled days; lush, fragrant landscaping around the exquisite Westin Bayshore; mouth-watering cuisine; team-building with colleagues; and a husband who actually joined me for the trip : ahhh…. Read more »

Got Caught

Author Kaavya Viswanathan, the Harvard undergrad who penned How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life, got caught. Viswanathan stands accused of plagiarizing passages from Megan McCafferty’s books, Sloppy Firsts and Second Helpings. As a result, she lost a book deal with Little Brown and Company valued at $500,000. So far, she… Read more »

AU STUDENTS CAN NOW REQUEST AND VIEW TRANSCRIPTS ONLINE

A new feature has been added to the MyAU student portal – the option to order transcripts through an online, interactive form. What is most useful about this new system is that students are also asked to preview their transcript before placing their order by opening up draft copy in the Adobe Acrobat pdf reader…. 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 »

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