Vol. 14 Iss. 42

Volume 14 Issue 42 - 11/10/2006

From Where I Sit – Taking Care of the Girls

I come from a family of busty women. This, as you can imagine, has been both a blessing and a curse, depending on the time in my life. Back in the day, and perhaps now as well, it was a badge of honour to be the first person in your class to be wearing a… Read more »

Lost & Found – Beachcombing

One of the great pleasures of my life, from the time I was a small boy, has been the pastime of beachcombing. I am happy to say that the amount of my life frittered away on this activity very likely amounts to thousands of hours. Of course, I have very little in the way of… Read more »

Hockey Time at AU

*This week a new feature has been added to the column a player spotlight. Each week at the end of the article, you can find a quick summary on a Canadian player. I hope you enjoy it!* We all know what the season of hockey concludes with the Stanley Cup. Purchased by Lord Stanley in… Read more »

AUSU This Month – AU Students Applaud Affordability Framework

AU Students Applaud Affordability Framework New policy addresses many concerns, but barriers still exist Athabasca University Students’ Union – Friday’s press release on the Affordability Framework for Post-Secondary education included a number of surprises and addressed many of the concerns expressed in AUSU’s 2005 submission to the A Learning Alberta Steering Committee’s post-secondary review. Requests… Read more »

“Lest We Forget”

November 11, also known as Remembrance Day, is the day we dedicate to honouring those who gave their lives for our country. There are many traditions we, as Canadians, follow all over the country, showing in our own ways the gratitude we feel to all those who sacrificed themselves for our freedom. Every year, Ottawa… 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 »

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.