Vol. 14 Iss. 05

Volume 14 Issue 5 - 02/10/2006

The Good Life – Sweet Mystery of Life

In the story entitled “The Final Problem,” Sir Arthur Conan Doyle tried to put an end to his most famous fictional creation by having Sherlock Holmes plunge to his death from the top of the Reichenbach Falls, locked in a deadly embrace with his nemesis, the evil Professor Moriarty. The massive public outcry that followed… Read more »

AUSU This Month

AUSU Election, Now Under Way The 2006 AUSU election is now open, and members can expect to see campaign materials from candidates on this website and in our forums. Below is the candidate sheet, as approved by our Cheif Returning Officer, Bevan Iwaskow. Candidates will be invited to create campaign posters for you to view,… Read more »

Dear Barb – Co-worker Relationships

Dear Barb: I just started a new job that I thoroughly enjoy. My dilemma is that I am attracted to a coworker. I work closely with this woman and I think she is also attracted to me. My problem is that she is married. She is quite flirtatious with me, which makes me wonder if… Read more »

Lost & Found – Be My…

Be my fugu chef, my chief of staff. Be my Druid priestess, my crime scene specialist. Be my evil genius in torn black stockings, my comic opera heroine, my seventeen function wristwatch. Be my Sasquatch. Be an undercover reporter, the one who discovers my hidden super-powers. Be my Hound of the Baskervilles, howling on the… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Reader Response

Like for every writer before or after me, writing is a solitary pursuit. Writers write for all kinds of reasons. In her book, entitled “The Right to Write: An Invitation and Initiation into the Writing Life” author Julia Cameron insists, We should write because it is human nature to write. Writing claims our world. It… Read more »

Who Am I?

For centuries, philosophers have debated the definitions of various objects. Take trees, for instance. Plato believed in an ideal tree. All other trees attempted to imitate the ideal tree (thereby unifying the concept of a tree). Later era philosophers argued that the concept of a tree is a composite of all the trees we have… Read more »

The Gap Widens

If you want to catch a glimpse of what he future may look like, you could do a lot worse than spending a few hours wandering around downtown Vancouver on a Friday night. Walk up the line of haute couture chain stores called Robson Street, for instance, and see the wealthy twenty-somethings carrying shopping bags… Read more »


AU launched the e-letters project on December 15 to enable undergrads to view registration, withdrawal, extension, exam and final grade letters online. The response to the program has been monitored by AU staff in these initial weeks. The response rate so far has been high. Business Analyst Patricia Soluk reports that so far 6120 students… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

TALK ABOUT CANADA SCHOLARSHIP QUIZ Value: $500 – $5,000 Number of Awards: 61 Application Deadline: February 20 Description: For Canadians or permanent residents. Must be eligible to attend a post-secondary institution by September 2006 and participate in the online Talk About Canada Scholarship Quiz from January 23 – February 20. Must achieve perfect score on… Read more »

Voice Events Listings

To list events in your area, e-mail voice@ausu.org with the word “events” in the subject line. LIFE & TIMES OF THE MOTORCYCLE Now until September 17, 2006 Wetaskiwin, AB – Reynolds-Alberta Museum 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Adults $9; Seniors $7; Child $5; Family $25 under 6 is free – 1-800-661-4726 – ram@gov.ab.ca http://www.reynoldsalbertamuseum.com Visit… Read more »

Conference Connections

GEOLOGY FOR NON-GEOLOGISTS – HOUSTON March 6, 2006 – March 9, 2006 Houston, Texas, USA http://www.peice.com/eventdetails.aspx?event=102400&ref=Allconferences&frfi=16734 This popular four-day course will provide non-geologists with a practical understanding of the principles used by petroleum geologists in the search for oil and gas. The session will include both the scientific background and the practical applications of geology…. Read more »

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