Vol. 14 Iss. 07

Volume 14 Issue 7 - 02/24/2006

Unplugged

The sympathy in the young girl’s voice was genuine. It was a moment of pure compassion; of one person reaching out to another across the void in this hard-wired, fast-paced world. “Oh no,” she sighed. “That’s awful.” We were talking about cable. Or, more precisely, cable TV and the really great deal that she could… Read more »

Another Lesson Learned

Regular readers of this space will remember I along with my husband did some brutal, pressured home renovations in December. By way of reminder I stripped a wallpaper border, TSP’d the walls, applied a tinted primer, then painted 3, or was it 4, coats of deep red on my office walls. I also ripped up… Read more »

The Good Life – Put Some Mustard On It

For the longest time, growing up in Southern Alberta, the word “mustard” was synonymous in mind with the gluey substance that was squeezed out of bright yellow plastic containers. Along with relish and ketchup, it was a staple of summer cooking. We swirled it on top of grilled hot dogs and hamburgers. We slathered it… 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 – Young People and Manners

Dear Barb: I guess what I have to say is more or less an observation. I have just started teaching grade seven and it seems to me young people today don’t have basic manners. They don’t seem to know how to treat each other with respect, nor do they treat adults with respect. Is it… Read more »

Lost & Found – A Little Clouseau in All of Us

The new Pink Panther film, with Steve Martin portraying the buffoonish Inspector Jacques Clouseau of the Surete, is one Hollywood remake that I will definitely not be going to see. I cannot imagine any actor other than Peter Sellers filling the stumbling shoes of the inept central character. I have no illusions, by the way,… Read more »

Women You Should Know

“I speak to the black experience, but I am always talking about the human condition — about what we can endure, dream, fail at, and still survive. – Maya Angelou February 29, 1860 – Canada’s first female Chinese immigrant, Mrs. Kwong Lee, arrived in Victoria British Columbia. February 2, 1897 – Clara Brett Martin, the… Read more »

About the Danish Cartoons

I have seen some of the Danish cartoons and their irreverent portrayal of Mohammed and of Muslims in general. They are crude, racist, tasteless, and not very funny. As examples of the editorial cartoonist’s art, they are pretty low on the quality scale. In my opinion, they are also a shoddy collection to have to… Read more »

Course Exam – FNCE 408: E-Commerce and Risk Management

One of the most predominant highlights of our era is the surge in technology development. New technological inventions affect our world, our culture, our lives, and, of course, our businesses. Yes, our businesses. With the Internet and e-commerce becoming so prominent in North American lives, those of us with businesses cannot afford to sit still…. 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. SPRING THEATRE CLASSES Feburary 06 to May 01, 2006 – Kelowna, BC Kelowna Actors Studio Ticket Prices very reasonable Kelowna Actors Studio – 250-862-2867 info@kelownaactorsstudio.com http://www.KelownaActorsStudio.com 21st CENTURY ANTIQUES FAIR Feburary 19, 2006 – 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM… 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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