Vol. 14 Iss. 20

Volume 14 Issue 20 - 06/02/2006

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 »

Lost & Found – At The River

At noon on a hot day, we’ve spread out the picnic blanket on the edge of the muddy riverbank. The day smells like lemonade and chicken salad sandwiches, cold beer and coconut-scented sunscreen. Our friends’ three-month-old child is making a chattering, hiccupping sort of sound. The sound is like an ancient tongue of childhood, as… Read more »

The Good Life – A Better Life through Being Frugal

As any Scottish person worth his or her salted porridge would happily tell you, there is a world of difference between being cheap and being frugal. We have all encountered cheapskates. They are of the sort to not leave enough money when contributing to a shared restaurant bill. They may leave an inadequate tip or… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Build It and They Will Come

In the movie Field of Dreams (1989) we heard “build it and they will come.” And in fact, baseball legends did come. Those words have come to mean an act of faith. If only they were true in the world of commerce. It doesn’t matter whether the venture is the traditional bricks and mortar type… Read more »

Etiquette for the Healthy

As my loyal readers know, it has been some time since I’ve penned anything for this worthy magazine. I do wish to apologize for the agonizing wait that you have no doubt anxiously, but stoically, endured. In fact, it has taken me some time to recover from a rather nasty trauma that I experienced several… Read more »

Headscarves and Me

NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. (CUP) — When I was living in Bangladesh, I would not, for most of the time, have thought of putting on a veil, not even when I was going through my devout reformist Muslim phase. There would be certain occasions when I would willingly wear the hijab, such as when praying, or… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

ABORIGINAL HEALTH CAREERS BURSARY Sponsored by: Alberta Health and Wellness and Alberta Scholarship Programs. Purpose: To improve the health status of Aboriginal Albertans by increasing the number of aboriginals working in Alberta’s health system. Value: Determined by the Selection Committee. Eligibility: Applicants must be Indian, Inuit, or Métis and have been living in Alberta for… Read more »

Conference Connections

THE 5TH ANNUAL HAWAII INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOCIAL SCIENCES May 31 – June 3, 2006 – Honolulu, Hawaii, USA http://www.hicsocial.org The main goal of the 2006 Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences is to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various social sciences related fields from all over the world to come together… Read more »

Voice Events Listings

To list events in your area, e-mail voice@ausu.org with “events” in the subject line. british columbia DIFFERENT SPOKES BIKES & TRIKES FESTIVAL June 04, 2006 – 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM Burnaby, BC – Burnaby Village Museum Ticket Prices – $5.05 – $8.30 At both the main gate and carousel entrance. 604.293.6501 – bvm@burnaby.ca http://www.burnabyvillagemuseum.ca… Read more »

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