Vol. 15 Iss. 23

Volume 15 Issue 23 - 06/22/2007

Convocation 2007 – Address by Graduate, Part 2 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 Friday, June 8, the graduate address was given by Janice Dalton, of Harbour Main, Newfoundland and Labrador, who received her Master of Health Studies degree…. Read more »

Convocation 2007! – Day 2

This is the second 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! On Friday, June 8, sunny skies and warm weather once again smiled on the AU campus, and a slight breeze promised… Read more »

Convocation 2007 – Graduate Interviews, Part 2 of 3

This is the second 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 Calgary, Alberta, and El Paso, Texas…. Read more »

Convocation 2007 Photo Album

On June 7, 8, and 9, the Athabasca University campus was filled with the sights and sounds of Convocation 2007, and these photos offer a glimpse into this year’s celebrations.

From Where I Sit – Living on the Wild Side

You don’t have to frequent Edmonton’s Whyte Avenue or Calgary’s Red Mile to live the wild life. In fact, you don’t even have to live in a big city. You can live on my farm one short hour northeast of Edmonton. I’m not sure what exactly is going on but my encounters with wildlife seem… Read more »

Lost & Found – Almost Weightless

On grad night we were third-rate earthbound astronauts. We were driving our rusted-out rockets, navigating beneath icy galaxies. In our protective suits of Buzzcocks T-shirts, naiveté, and vague aspirations, we free-floated around the light of campfires on secret party beaches. Beyond the top of the dunes, on the edge of our mental horizons, a future… Read more »

AUSU This Month – Coalition for Student Loan Fairness; AUSU Frappr – Show Us Where You Are!

Coalition for Student Loan Fairness AUSU is currently investigating the Coalition for Student Loan Fairness (CSLF) to determine if participation with this group would be advantageous to our members. The group, a grassroots movement of student loan borrowers from across Canada, supports fairness in the loans repayment process. The CSLF notes that Canadian students are… Read more »

Clam Wars in Southwest Nova, Part 2

Community-Based Management Versus Backroom Deals This is the conclusion of a two-part series on the growing privatization of the clam industry in southwest Nova Scotia. The federal government has long been in the habit of quickly sliding smelly deals under Maritimers? noses in the hopes that they won’t catch a whiff until It’s too late… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Canadian cities are among the cheapest to live in – In Foreign News: Climate change refugees?

At Home: Recent survey claims Canadian cities are among the cheapest to live in The Mercer Human Resource Consulting agency has compiled its annual cost of living survey; a list of the most expensive cities in which to live. The survey took 143 countries into consideration and used various daily costs and transactions to calculate… Read more »

Click On This – Speakeasy

One of the things that sets mankind apart as a species is the manner in which we communicate. We have a rather unique language, and sometimes the things we do with it are equally unique. Oxypedia http://www.oxypedia.com/index.php?title=Welcome_to_Oxypedia While we can be such original creatures, there is also the fact that sometimes we aren’t; sometimes we… Read more »

Letters to the Editor – Reader enjoys graduate interviews

We love to hear from you! Send your questions and comments to voice@ausu.org, and please indicate if we may publish your letter. I just finished reading the articles about the 2007 convocation. And I just wanted to say thanks for putting those in there. I really enjoyed reading about the events, and I loved the… Read more »