Vol. 14 Iss. 46

Volume 14 Issue 46 - 12/08/2006

AU Profiles – Linda Philbric

STUDENT: Linda Philbric Athabasca University (AU) is home to an incredibly diverse group of students, alumni, professors, and tutors, each with a fascinating story. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Linda Philbric, an emergency room (ER) nurse and a recent graduate of AU’s Bachelor of Nursing (BN) program. We chatted about distance… Read more »

Lost & Found – A Taste of What’s To Come

One of the things I most enjoy about autumn living in the city of Vancouver is the way it so often seems to offer a pre-taste of the long-prophesied apocalypse. In the space of a one, three or four week span, for instance, we “Wet Coasters” have experienced a variety of seemingly apocalyptic omens. We… Read more »

The Good Life – Accepting the Imperfect

I think many girls, as they are growing up, are taught to be unhappy with who they are. Advertising agencies are too quick to tell us what is wrong with us and offer products that will make everything better. If we are too heavy, they have the diet products that will make us thin and… Read more »

Music To Eat Lunch To – Top Albums of the Year

It’s the end of another quick year, and the albums we’ve been seeing this year are really of top quality. Some strong debuts and impressive contributions from established bands with only a few discs the world could do without entirely. A year of plenty, I’d say, and with Christmas sneaking up fast it’s time to… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Big Enough for all Creatures

Seeing a herd of whitetail deer ambling through the yard is just one of the reasons Roy and I value country living. Knowing that bull and cow moose criss-cross our land is another reason. A variety of birds including nuthatches, blue jays, hummingbirds and more all visit our bird feeders and flowerbeds. Not long ago,… 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 »

International Newsdesk – Canada ranks a mere 14th of the greatest countries to live in

The Economist has published “The Economist Intelligence Unit’s quality-of-life index” complete with a ranking of 111 of the world’s countries in order from the best to the worst to live in according to factors relating to quality of life. Citing material wellbeing, health, political stability and security, family life, community life, climate and geography, job… Read more »

Happy Holidays, to all Voice readers!

We love to hear from you! Send your questions and comments to voice@ausu.org, and please indicate if we may publish your letter. THE VOICE WISHES A VERY HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON TO ALL VOICE READERS AND CONTRIBUTORS THIS ISSUE IS THE LAST OF 2006. WE WILL RETURN IN THE NEW YEAR WITH THE JANUARY 5 ISSUE… Read more »