Vol. 14 Iss. 08

Volume 14 Issue 8 - 03/03/2006

The Good Life – A Simple Act

For me, along with the success of our female athletes, it was a defining and transcendent moment of the Turin Winter Olympics and one of the most gracious moments in recent sport memory. I am referring to the moment when Bjorner Haakensmoen, the Norwegian cross-country skiing coach, helped Canadian skiers Sara Renner and Beckie Scott… Read more »

From Where I Sit – International Women’s Day

I thought making a list of important women would be a great way to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th. The list would surely have included mothers, mentors and role models. I also planned to name names … to share my own list of women of influence, strength, compassion–Oprah, Mother Theresa, women no one… 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 – Bedwetting Concerns

Dear Barb: I’ve been reading your column hoping someone would write in with my question, but no one has yet. My six-year-old daughter is still wetting her bed. She also has many accidents during the day, usually when laughing or playing. I am constantly reminding her to go, but she says she doesn’t have to,… Read more »

Lost & Found – Wilderness: Two Different Times

Once upon a time, when I was nine years old, there was the abandoned building lot, the wasteland, that used to be the exhibition grounds. It was filled with rusted metal hooks, bags of maggot-infested garbage, a broken fridge, a television set with its screen smashed in, and rotten, rain-soaked armchairs. It was surrounded by… Read more »

Genius Will Win Out

Critical acclaim is a notoriously fickle and elusive thing, with neither rhyme nor reason applying as to why the work of one so-called talented writer is lauded and fawned over, whereas the oeuvre of some other, clearly more talented, practitioner of the art is shockingly overlooked or dismissed. How else to explain the fact that… Read more »

Beauty – what’s that?

We’ve all heard the idiom, “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” Generally, we understand it to mean that what one person may find beautiful, another one might not. The implication is, then, that beauty does not exist except in relative worlds. I consider this implication too dismissive. Even so, it is true that… 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 JESSE STEWART: WATERWORKS On now to March 12, 2006 Oshawa, ON – The… 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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