Vol. 14 Iss. 39

Volume 14 Issue 39 - 10/20/2006

Music To Eat Lunch To – The Lemonheads

Label: Vagrant Tracks: 11 Released: 2006 Rating: 5 The album starts on a good note, and actually is pretty consistent throughout. The sound has a cool, laid-back rock ballad feel, and reminded me vaguely of the days when I’d listen to Our Lady Peace for hours on end in a melancholic trance. The Lemonheads weren’t… Read more »

The Good Life – Think Before You Buy

Recently, my family and I were reminded of one of things that is sadly going by the wayside in our market-driven, mass-production obsessed society. This past weekend (October 14th and 15th), we attended the UBC Apple Festival, held at the botanical gardens at the University of British Columbia. There, we were able to taste and… Read more »

Lost & Found – Photograph

There is this photograph of me. I’m eleven years old, living in Northern Ontario. My head is poking out of the entrance of a tunnel dug into a snow bank. The tunnel entrance is maybe six feet off the ground. We used to dig these tunnels into the huge mounds of snow piled up on… Read more »

Dear Barb – Apartment Dogs

Dear Barb: I am in my third year at AU. This is the first year that I have not lived with roommates. As I was growing up, we always had dogs. Now that I am on my own, I would like to get a dog. My schedule is flexible, so I would have no problem… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Shoulder Saga Part 1

In February 1999, I slipped and fell in an icy parking lot outside an Edmonton flea market. Unseasonable weather had covered the ice with puddles of water. Instinctively I stuck out my right arm to break my fall. While I didn’t break any bones, I believe I’m still living with the consequences of the impact… Read more »

Conquering the Call of the Kitchen

Becoming a student can significantly affect your lifestyle in more ways than one. You have probably heard of the “freshman 15.” This term refers to the legendary 15 pounds that first-year university students often gain due to the change in environment and, consequently, in eating habits. For many distance students, whether first-year or not, the… Read more »

United Nations Youth Assembly in Edmonton, 2007

Edmonton is becoming a human rights city, and has approval to host the United Nations Youth Assembly at the end of July-early August 2007. Student input is welcome and would be much appreciated. This will be the first time the Youth Assembly will be held outside of New York so this is a very special… Read more »


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 »

Eagle Women’s Art Raffle

The following artworks are being raffled for the Eagle Women’s Emergency Shelter. AU student Kim Anderson and her team competed in this year’s Candian Deathrace to raise funds for the shelter, and this artwork was donated for their cause. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5. Only 3000 tickets are being sold. Draw date… Read more »

Conference Connections

THE SOCIETY FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SEXUAL HEALTH October 19 – 21, 2006 – Chicago, IL, USA http://www.sash.net This conference is a comprehensive look at the subject of sex addiction and sexual health. Experts will be presenting the latest in the field of identifying and treating sex addiction among therapists’ client populations. Over the three… Read more »

Voice Events Listings

To list events in your area, e-mail voice@ausu.org with “events” in the subject line. THE APEIRON SOCIETY FOR THE PRACTICE OF PHILOSOPHY This is the Society’s 20th year of philosophical seminars and discussion. All who are interested in the practice of philosophy in everyday life are welcome. This year’s theme is: “Freedom and Identity” Program… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

JEANS FOR GENES DAY SCHOLARSHIP Administrator: Canadian Gene Cure Foundation Award Amount: $2,000.00 Award Deadline: Friday, October 20, 2006 Notes: Students fundraise money for Jeans for Genes Day to benefit the Canadian Gene Cure Foundation and Canadian genetic research. Those who raise $1000 or more, are eligible to win a $2000 scholarship. Phone: 604-224-1010 Ext… Read more »

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AUSU This Month – Tutor of the Year

AUSU Tutor of the Year AUSU has launched the first annual Tutor of the Year Award. AUSU members may select up to three of their favourite tutors and we’ll tally the votes and honour the top tutor with a certificate, gift, and recognition on this website over the coming year. Now is your chance to… Read more »