Vol. 14 Iss. 26

Volume 14 Issue 26 - 07/14/2006

From Where I Sit – Canada Day AIESEC-Style

For the second year in a row, I spent my July 1st afternoon hunched over a hot stove. It’s not that I’m all that thrilled with cooking, you understand. But when a kid asks for a favour, a mother is likely to say yes. Let me back up. While at university, my daughter Hilary joined… Read more »

Lost & Found – The Falling Days

When I was young and brilliant, I was a philosopher prince. I wore silk vests of peacock green and knew many of the names for God. I walked briskly down the avenue, always aware of how important my time was. I collected titles and unique experiences. My shelves were filled with important books. Now I… Read more »

The Good Life – Food and Companionship

A few years ago, I found myself going through a phase of being particularly concerned about my diet. I had just taken a health studies course through a local community college relating to nutrition and lifestyle. One of the course projects was to compile a journal of foods consumed on a daily basis. Although I… Read more »

Dear Barb – Staying out of Debt

Dear Barb: I am 24 years old and a recent Athabasca University graduate. Next month, I will begin my first job since graduating. I will be making a lot of money and I don’t want to end up in debt like so many of my friends. I want to save money and buy a house…. 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 »

When Health Food Goes Too Far

Anybody who knows me will tell you that if there is anything more amazing than my modesty, it is my profound sense of personal wellness. In fact, there is nothing I am more committed to than a healthy, wholesome lifestyle. I am, in fact, somewhat of a guru in this area, being the very first… Read more »

Click On This – TalkTalk – fun links about language and writing

Shakespeare’s Lists – http://www.lomonico.com/bookindex.html A collection of lists pertaining to items found in, or inspired by, the writings of The Bard – including words first found in his work – like “advertising.” The Apostrophe Protection Society – http://www.apostrophe.fsnet.co.uk/index.htm Ah the poor apostrophe; so misused and abused. This site makes correct apostrophe usage easy. Very handy…. Read more »

International Newsdesk – One year on – London Bombings

It’s already been a year since the terrorist attacks on England’s capital, and the effects are still being felt. The UK is soon to be under a cautionary system of close kin to America’s terror alert system, investigations of the bombers are still taking place, and victims of the blasts are still struggling to cope… Read more »

DEATHRACE: AU Students Run to Help Abused Women

S.L.A.P. Update CORRECTION: LAST WEEK WE ANNOUNCED THAT HEATHER HAD TO WITHDRAW FROM THE RACE DUE TO AN ARM INJURY. IN FACT, THE INJURED RUNNER IS LYNN, WHILE HEATHER HAS TAKEN OVER LEG FIVE. Eagle Women’s Emergency Shelter Residential services and 24 hour crisis line: Eagle Women’s Emergency Shelter is a small but comfortable short… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

WHAT IS THE BILL 7 AWARD? Administered by Supporting Our Youth and governed by a board of Trustees, the Bill 7 Award was established in 1988 to provide financial support to lesbian and gay students in post-secondary education in Ontario. To qualify for the Bill 7 Award, applicants must: – identify as part of the… Read more »

Voice Events Listings

To list events in your area, e-mail voice@ausu.org with “events” in the subject line. SEINENDAN THEATRE COMPANY OF JAPAN On now to August 11, 2006 8:00 PM Victoria, BC Metro Studio Ticket Prices – All seats $18 – (250) 383-2663 info@intrepidtheatre.com http://www.intrepidtheatre.com Seinendan Theatre Company of Japan performs two one-act plays written and directed by… Read more »

Conference Connections

INTERNATIONAL FASHION EXPO & CONFERENCE Begins July 20, 2006, Ends July 23, 2006 New York, NY, USA – http://www.thefashionexpo.us Models, designers, photographers and parents of child models/actors will participate in seminars, an industry-specific career fair, keynote luncheons and breakfasts, fashion shows, networking receptions and much more! SOCIAL WORK AND THE LAW: THE CUTTING EDGE OF… Read more »

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