Vol. 14 Iss. 06

Volume 14 Issue 6 - 02/17/2006

A Moving Experience

Photo: Jean Vanier, a Canadian born in 1928, son of the late Governor General of Canada, Georges P. Vanier. When I reached the top of the escalator, I was surprised to see the line up. The doors wouldn’t be open for another hour and I had thought I would be one of the first in… Read more »

The Good Life – Unavoidable Rest Recharges the Soul

I suppose it is a pretty rare person these days who does not feel at least a little overwhelmed from time-to-time by the number of demands on their time. On a personal level, my day-to-day energies are directed towards a great number of activities. My full time involves lots of travel and deadlines, taking courses… 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 – Don’t give up on marriage

Dear Barb: I enjoy reading your column. Here is my situation. I have been dating the same man for the last three years. We are both in our thirties and have not been married previously. We get along great and share many common interests. Recently, I have been getting the feeling that he wants to… Read more »

Lost & Found – An Old Man’s Thoughts

Laughter not time destroyed my voice And put that crack in it – W.B. Yeats, The Friends of His Youth I have an old man’s knees and his crooked wrinkled hands. When the rains approach, my joints begin to ache. I find myself complaining about all the minor physical ailments, just as I remember the… Read more »

Misconceptions about Harper’s Hidden Agenda

In response to El-ahrairah Jones’s recent article regarding the election of Stephen Harper’s Conservatives (The Voice v14i4). Many pundits, women on the street, and commentators look upon a Harper led Canada with fear. For example, my neighbour remarked “Harper really, really scares me.” “What in particular,” I asked her, “frightens you about him?” “All this… Read more »

The Upside of the Flip-Flop

So David Emerson, former heavy-hitting Liberal cabinet minister, saw fit to defect to the ranks of Stephen Harper’s Conservatives. In one way, I completely agree with the public dismay. In a breathtaking and blatant exhibition of arrogant careerism, Mr. Emerson chose to betray the predominantly left-leaning voters in his riding who cast their ballots for… Read more »

Good versus Bad

I’m sure many parents have come upon the same realization as I that, with your children, you should not put too much emphasis on “being good” or “being bad,” because when it comes down to it, everyone is a combination of the two. We are human with good tendencies and bad tendencies and this distinction… Read more »

Musical Notes: Dion’s “Special Times” Offer Insight

This year, while braving the hustle and bustle of last minute holiday shopping at the local mall, I was surprised to find I had a few dollars left over after buying all of my gifts. I decided to treat myself to Celine Dion’s latest release, These Are Special Times. I thought, Perfect! This is just… Read more »

International News Desk – The Point of No Return

You and I probably can’t see it happening. The sun keeps rising and setting in the sky, snow falls in the winter, and there is rain in the summer. We keep going to work, studying, and contributing to society as best we can. But the cracks have well and truly formed in our balanced world,… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

LEA ROBACK FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS Value: $500 – $3,000 Application Deadline: May 15 Description: For Canadian citizens, permanent residents or convention refugees who reside in Quebec, and women pursuing studies at any level from literacy up to the completion of an undergraduate degree. Must not have a university degree acknowledged in Quebec, and must be socially… Read more »

Voice Events Listings

To list events in your area, e-mail voice@ausu.org with the word “events” in the subject line. PHIL(ANTHROPY) Thursday, February 23, 2006 Time: doors at 6:30, show at 7:30 Location: Red’s, WEM – $6 at the door Bands: Forever After; My Perfect Enemy; OK Cadet; From The Ground Up All ages show – Net proceeds are… 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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