Vol. 14 Iss. 23

Volume 14 Issue 23 - 06/23/2006

Address from the Graduate – Sanja Kamalini Fernando

Each year, the Registrar’s office selects, for each day of convocation, an accomplished graduate to present an address to the graduates. On day two of graduation, the honour went to Sanja Kamalini Fernando of Calgary, Alberta. For those who could not attend, Sanja has kindly allowed the Voice to print her speech in its entirety…. Read more »

Dear Barb – Sex on the First Date?

Dear Barb: I am 18 years old and in my first year of studies with Athabasca University (AU). I’m looking forward to eventually receiving my degree in accounting. I did some dating in high school, but nothing that ever went anywhere. For the first time, I am living on my own with two roommates. I… Read more »

AUSU This Month – Congratulations Grads; News Release: ALA Report

Congratulations to all Graduates in 2006! AUSU wishes to congratulate all students who graduated from AU in 2006. New grads should watch their mailboxes for a special keepsake card and bookmark, produced by AUSU to congratulate you on your extraordinary achievement. It’s our little way of thanking you for showing us all what is possible…. Read more »

Lost & Found – The Women

On her way home from school, the girl with red hair and green eyes stops to watch three old women who are sitting around a small fire. The women are enclosed by a circle of stones situated beneath an exit ramp leading to an overpass. They sit in the shadow of an abandoned factory on… Read more »

The Good Life – Respecting Differences

A good friend of mine has a son who is now in grade five. By the time he was part way through grade three, his mother had been advised by three different teachers. They each advised her that, in their opinion, her son suffered from some form of attention deficit disorder. Each of the teachers… Read more »

DEATHRACE: AU Students Run to Help Abused Women

S.L.A.P. Update Eagle Women’s Emergency Shelter Residential services and 24 hour crisis line: Eagle Women’s Emergency Shelter is a small but comfortable short term emergency facility whose purpose is to provide a safe, supportive environment for women and their children who are victims of family violence or who because of crisis situations find themselves in… Read more »

From Where I Sit – An Opportunity Lost

Conventional wisdom in business circles says it takes at least six times as much money to attract a new customer as it does to hang onto an old one. This is not a state secret or rocket science. It makes sense to address customer complaints promptly and mitigate the damage an unhappy customer can do…. Read more »

Here’s What They’ll Tell You

We value your business. We know who you are. Your call is very important to us. We can make you smell better. You can’t be too careful. The price of freedom is the eternal vigilance of closed circuit video cameras and private security forces. It’s dangerous to stand out in the crowd. Everything was better… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

EL PUBLISHERS UNIVERSITY WRITING SCHOLARSHIP – UNDERGRADUATE Award Amount: $10,000.00 Award Deadline: Saturday, July 01, 2006 Citizenship: Canadian; American Notes: Up to $10,000 is available. Students must submit an essay no longer than 500 words on one of the topics listed at http://www.elpublishers.com/content/uwsotherscholarships.php to be eligible for the scholarship. Please visit the Web site to… Read more »

Voice Event Listings

To list events in your area, e-mail voice@ausu.org with “events” in the subject line. SEINENDAN THEATRE COMPANY OF JAPAN March 10 to August 11 – 8:00 PM – Victoria, BC Metro Studio – Ticket Prices – All seats $18 (250) 383-2663 – info@intrepidtheatre.com http://www.intrepidtheatre.com Intrepid Theatre presents the Seinendan Theatre Company of Japan in two… Read more »

Conference Connections

ESTRANGED REALITIES Begins June 29, 2006, Ends June 30, 2006 Newport, England – http://artschool.newport.ac.uk A one-day conference organised by and for postgraduate students. Its aim is to provide a forum for discussion of diverse aspects of representational practices as produced by photography and film (including digital manifestations). In hiding the conditions of its production, film… Read more »

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