Vol. 14 Iss. 36

Volume 14 Issue 36 - 09/29/2006

Hockey Time at AU

The rosters are filled, and the contracts are signed. All that we’re waiting for is the first puck to drop. On the off chance you don’t know what I’m talking about, the name of the game is hockey. That heart pounding, gut clenching, finger twisting, truly Canadian game. A new season is about to start,… Read more »

Sun Signs – Libra

Libra September 23 to October 23 Libra is the seventh sign of the zodiac. It is the sign of the scales and is a positive, cardinal, air sign. Cardinal signs are the leaders of the zodiac and include Aries, Cancer and Capricorn. Libra’s ruling plant is Venus, the Goddess of beauty and love. Libras have… Read more »

The Good Life – In The City

“This city is just so unfriendly.” “It’s so difficult to meet anyone here.” “The people are such snobs.” As a Vancouverite of about fifteen years standing, these are phrases that I’ve heard many times coming from the mouths of people who have recently moved here from other parts of Canada. In fact, they are words… Read more »

Lost & Found – Future Falls

My wife and I were listening to the radio through snowstorm static. Record snowfalls in England, icebergs floating like ghost ships down the Thames. Whole villages disappear beneath the waves. Wheelbarrows and Pontiacs, patio furniture and factories — going, going, gone. Neighbours lean over their garden fences, clutching their thick wool coats tight against their… Read more »

Dear Barb – Mixing Religions

Dear Barb: My wife and I have been married for two years. We do not share the same religion, which has not been a problem for us. We are thinking about starting a family and I can see where our religious differences may become an issue. I want our children to be baptized in my… Read more »

Woke Up Hungry

I woke up hungry this morning. Fixed myself toast and waffles. Fat sausages glistening on the plate. Pale yellow egg yolk running all over. But I was still hungry. You ever had that? You know what I mean? I realized that maybe it wasn’t food I was hungry for. I went to the mall, loaded… Read more »

AU COURSE RE-NUMBERING

Have you every struggled to explain why AU’s “first year” courses have 200 numbers and both “second” and “third year” courses have 300 numbers? If so, this will hopefully change in two years. By September 1, 2008, “first year” courses will be designated as 1000 level courses, “second year” as 2000, “third year” as 3000,… Read more »

AUSU This Month – AGM 2006

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – 2006 The 2006 AUSU Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on September 28, 2006, and we thank all members who expressed an interest in this meeting, downloaded the Annual Report, and attended the meeting itself. The report remains available for download through the links on our website from page, and we… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Financial Well-Being

Only one in five Canadians are confident in their financial ability. Two-thirds of Canadians are functionally illiterate when it comes to investing. Most Canadians need access to financial information and advice. These are just some of the findings of the “2005 Symposium on Canadians and their Money” attended by 150 people from the public sector,… Read more »

International Newsdesk – Liquids and Cosmetics Allowed Once More

As of this Tuesday, US and Canadian airports will be allowing air passengers to carry certain cosmetics and liquids with them on board, providing these items are in a sealed, clear plastic bag. Security officials claim they know what they’re looking for in terms of terrorist explosives and have let airline passengers carry certain, briefly… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

CRA OUTSTANDING UNDERGRADUATE AWARD PROGRAM Value: $1,000 (2) Application Deadline: October 15 Description: Undergraduate students attending university or college in Canada or the United States. Majoring in computer science, computer engineering, or an equivalent program. Shows outstanding research potential in an area of computing research. Academic record and community service will be considered. Nomination by… Read more »

Voice Events Listings

To list events in your area, e-mail voice@ausu.org with “events” in the subject line. CALAWAY PARK Calgary, AB September – October 2006 The park contains everything from roller coasters to the Log Ride and bumper cars, as well as daily live entertainment, Western-themed mini-golf and a whole host of rides designed specifically for younger kids…. Read more »

Conference Connections

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE October 10 – 13, 2006 – Scottsdale, AZ, USA http://www.jcpartners.net The goal of this innovative conference is to enhance the leadership skills of non-profit executives and their staff while inspiring and re-invigorating their minds by providing an atmosphere where they can speak openly to their peers. Leaders will be able to discuss… Read more »

We Love to Hear From You

We love to hear from you! Send your questions and comments to voice@ausu.org, and please indicate if we may publish your letter.

Classifieds

Classifieds are free for AU students! Contact voice@ausu.org for more information. Victoria Composite High School (Edmonton) – Graduating Class of 1976 30 Year Reunion to be held October 14, 2006 See the website for details: http://vic76reunion.cometsplayground.com/ Or contact:Vic76Reunion@hotmail.com