Vol. 14 Iss. 27

Volume 14 Issue 27 - 07/21/2006

From Where I Sit – A New Look at Work

Industry experts have been telling us for years about the impending labour crisis. Trades people were to be in short supply, because the current aging work force was about to retire and fewer young people are choosing the trades as a career path. Post-secondary schools like NAIT are rising to the challenge with a multi-million… Read more »

Lost & Found – So Tired

If we weren’t so exhausted from working all day long, we would go for a walk after dinner and talk to each other, or maybe take turns reading a good book to each other, the way we used to. Instead of falling asleep watching America’s Next Top Model, we would go out dancing, or ride… Read more »

The Good Life – Honour Your Gifts

When I was in elementary and high school, I was a relatively well-rounded but mediocre student in many areas. I got good marks in math, but fairly middle-of-the-road results in English and social studies. Chemistry I enjoyed because of my zany teacher, who had everyone convinced he was always just one test tube away from… Read more »

Dear Barb – Taking on Step-Kids

Dear Barb: I have been dating my fiancĂ© for about a year. We are planning to marry next summer. I love her very much and I am looking forward to getting married, but my problem is that she has a five-year-old daughter from a previous relationship. I like her daughter, but I’m not sure I’m… 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 »

The Changing Family

Now that I have reached the mature age of fifty plus, I wonder about the word “family.” In today’s society, the word family conjures up many more images than it did in the 1960s when my family began its gradual disintegration. As a result of this new version of family, I believe there will be… Read more »

International Newsdesk – Yo, Blair

Judging from the massive press coverage over the past 24 hours, I’m not the only one who is appalled by the sickening friendly chat between Tony Blair and George Bush that occurred in St. Petersburg yesterday. If the footage somehow passed you by, grit your teeth and follow this link to a BBC News article… 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. CLASSICAL CALGARY – A WALKING TOUR On now to September 17, 2006 2:00 PM -Calgary, AB Glenbow Museum – Ticket Prices Included with Museum Admission Adults $12 – Senior $9 – Youth/Student $8 Children (Under 6) Free – Family $37.50 info@glenbow.org… 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! MEDIA CHANGE AND SOCIAL THEORY Begins September 6, 2006… 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 »

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