Vol. 14 Iss. 09

Volume 14 Issue 9 - 03/10/2006

Life in Germany: Part 7, An AU Student, Abroad

Angeles and I are getting to know Hamburg very well. We are really enjoying our time here. The city has so much to offer and we are learning a little about the local history. For instance, in the Middle Ages, Hamburg was a walled city, surrounded by water. Although the walls are no longer standing,… Read more »

The Good Life – A Few Small Things

Sometimes in our lives, there are days when the world threatens to overwhelm us. The new supervisor at the office seems to be harboring some sort of grudge against you. You’ve just had a fight with your husband about whose turn it is to take your daughter to soccer practice. The cheque that you wrote… Read more »

AUSU This Month

AUSU Election, Now Under Way THE DATES OF THE AUSU ELECTION HAVE BEEN EXTENDED – VOTING WILL BE OPEN FROM MARCH 13 THROUGH MARCH 20TH, TO ALLOW VOTERS TO VOTE OVER A WEEKEND.The 2006 AUSU election is now open, and members can expect to see campaign materials from candidates on this website and in our… Read more »

From Where I Sit – To Give or Not to Give

When it was disclosed that a young bookkeeper had (allegedly) bilked Salvation Army of more than one million dollars, I didn’t call to cancel the donation debited from my bank account each month. I don’t think the illegal actions of one individual take away from the good work the organization as a whole is doing…. Read more »

Dear Barb – Alzheimer’s

Dear Barb: My 75-year-old mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s two years ago. My father is 82 and not in good health. He has been taking care of my mother for the most part, but I don’t believe he will be able to continue this. This disease is talking a toll on my family members. I’m… Read more »

Lost & Found – At the End of the Day

In the middle of the night, when he’s trying to sleep, he hears the binners in the alley below the bedroom window of his townhouse. They’re yelling and laughing. They’re sorting their bottles and cans, spreading them out on the ground in a corner of the gravel lane just beyond the security fence. When he… Read more »

Assistive Technology for Students with Special Needs (PSYC 476)

A brand-new AU psychology course, Assistive Technology for Students with Special Needs (PSYC 476), just opened two weeks ago! This course is a must for anyone interested in learning about technology available for individuals with disabilities. Assistive technology is defined as “equipment that improves the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities”; this course will empower… Read more »

The Scary Harper Government

In his article about Stephen Harper and the “Calgary school,” Gregory Ryan (2006) tries to present Harper and his political associates as fairly harmless by using “the straw man” technique. Ryan proposes that his neighbour’s view of the Harper government as scary is simply due to a misconceived view of the Straussian philosophy that supposedly… Read more »

What’s in a Name?

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other word would smell as sweet.” — from William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2) Juliet makes this observation in Romeo and Juliet, wondering aloud what intrinsic value a name truly holds. Shakespeare therefore, through Juliet, brings up an interesting point. Does… Read more »

International News Desk – The Sparkle of Student Loans

Several things come to mind when I think of my prolonged stay in Britain – mainly I recall the differences between England and Canada. I’ve seen the centuries of history and prehistory in London and Avebury, the royal palace and the birthplace of English Canadian culture. Through it all I have managed to remain homesick… Read more »


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 »

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