Vol. 15 Iss. 22

Volume 15 Issue 22 - 06/15/2007

The Voice Great Canadian Place Challenge

Are you a snow-loving Rocky Mountain gal? A wide-open-spaces Prairie kind of guy? Or maybe someone who can’t get enough of the rugged coasts and fresh Atlantic air in the east? Tell us why the place you live is the best place in Canada, in The Voice Great Canadian Place Challenge! Is it the people?… Read more »

Convocation 2007! – Day 1

This is the first of a special three-part Voice report on Athabasca University’s 2007 Convocation, which took place June 7, 8, and 9. The Voice offers its warmest congratulations to all this year’s graduates! Thursday, June 7, dawned bright and clear. Under the blue Alberta skies, the day’s activities began as usual for most people–but… Read more »

Convocation 2007 – Address by Graduate, Part 1 of 3

During each of the three days of convocation, one graduate addressed their fellow students and convocation guests, sharing their thoughts about graduation and the journey that brought them there. On Thursday, June 7, the graduate address was given by Sheila Jane Hudson, of Spruce Grove, Alberta, who received her Bachelor of Arts degree with great… Read more »

Convocation 2007 – Graduate Interviews, Part 1 of 3

This is the first of a three-part Voice series featuring interviews with some of AU’s 2007 graduates. For many graduates, convocation weekend was the first time they had seen the beautiful grounds and buildings of the AU campus, and they attended the ceremonies from places near and far, including Athabasca, Alberta, and Bangkok, Thailand. The… Read more »

Lost & Found – The Wayward Soul

When I younger, my soul was something I took for granted. I would think nothing of sharing it with the magpies and the squirrels, with the stray dogs that came to beg scraps of food at our porch door. I would scatter it on the wind, and spread it like ashes on the surface of… Read more »

AUSU This Month – AGM 2007 – All AUSU Members Invited

AGM 2007 All AUSU Members Invited The AUSU Annual General Meeting for 2007 will be held on June 18 at 6:00 p.m. by teleconference. All AUSU members are invited to attend. If you are currently in an open AU undergraduate course, or have completed a course in the last six months, you are an AUSU… Read more »

Music To Eat Lunch To – Nine Black Alps – Everything Is

Release date: June 13, 2005 Label: Island Records Tracks: 12 Rating: 8 Looks like this album has been sitting on the floor of the office collecting dust for a while, so the time is ripe for a review considering that It’s already been followed up! Not having heard any subsequent releases, I’ve entered blindly into… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Laughing, Crying, Thinking

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend an event at the Saville Centre in Edmonton. The investment was 80 dollars and one day of my life. But who can measure the benefits? I was exposed to wisdom, humour, and some of the most influential speakers in the U.S. Through simulcast technology, hundreds of locations around… Read more »

Clam Wars in Southwest Nova, Part 1

Community-Based Management Versus Backroom Deals This is the first in a two-part series on the growing privatization of the clam industry in southwest Nova Scotia. If you’ve driven along the Fundy shores of southwestern Nova Scotia at low tide you may have seen a solitary figure or two lurking at the outer edge of a… Read more »

Click On This – Abandurban

Often, too often, we build, we use, then we exit and forget. Sometimes this goes beyond merely leaving a place, and extends to the point where everyone has left and everyone has forgotten. Following are links that will take you to some very interesting examples of abandoned and unused places, and urban decay. The Nostalgia… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Behind the Canadian Visa – In Foreign News: Spy Satellite Launched by Israel

At Home: Behind the Canadian Visa The CBC website (http://www.cbc.ca/news/interactives/who-visas/) has posted profiles of six people who have been refused a visa into Canada. The report offers an unusual glimpse into the immigration and visa process that most of us would usually not give a second thought to. Applying for a visa in most countries… Read more »