Vol. 16 Iss. 25

Volume 16 Issue 25 - 06/20/2008

Convocation 2008 – Part 1

This is the first of a special three-part Voice report on Athabasca University’s 2008 Convocation, which took place June 12, 13, and 14. The Voice offers its warmest congratulations to all this year’s graduates! As visitors approach the Athabasca University campus, one of the first things they see is the long, curving driveway that winds… Read more »

Convocation 2008 – Graduate Interviews

This is the first of a three-part Voice series featuring interviews with some of AU’s 2008 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 Halifax, Nova Scotia…. Read more »

From Where I Sit – If Only It Was Hair in the Drain

Thursday night Roy was shaving before a late shower. Before long, with the air of a beaten man, he announced the sink wouldn’t drain. We assumed the culprit was hair in the trap. Removing all the products under the sink, finding an ice cream pail to catch the water, and getting the tools to loosen… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Sweeney Todd

DVD: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Released: 2007 Directed by Tim Burton ?Evil is neither suffering nor sin; it is both at the same time, it is something common to them both. For they are linked together; sin makes us suffer and suffering makes us evil, and this indissoluble complex of suffering… Read more »

Health Matters – Migraine

Migraines are described as extremely painful, throbbing headaches. They can last from a few hours to a few days and can occur daily, monthly, or sometimes disappear for years at a time. Estimates suggest that 15 per cent of the population suffers from migraine headaches and three times as many women as men experience migraines…. Read more »

Careers – Consider a Career as a Psychologist

What is a Psychologist? Psychologists study the human mind and human behaviour. As a discipline, psychology examines the questions, issues, and problems related to behaviour and mental health. Psychologists may assess and diagnose behavioural, emotional, and cognitive disorders, provide counselling and therapy, and engage in research. According to the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), psychologists work… Read more »

Education News – CFS takes stand against campus pro-life groups

York Federation of Students refuses to fund non-religious pro-life organizations TORONTO (CUP) ? The Canadian Federation of Students have ratified a motion to support student unions that deny funding to pro-life groups. Canada’s largest student lobby group passed the motion, which was brought forward by the York Federation of Students (YFS), at their semi-annual general… Read more »

Click On This – No Sense Makes Sense

So, most days you wake up, you work, you play, you learn, you relax, you sleep to do it all again on the morrow, and you think the universe?at least your part of it?is more or less figurable. You think you’ve got things sorted, and you think you know what’s going on. Then you hit… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Judge overturns 12-year-old’s grounding – In Foreign News: E.U. passes tough new measures against migrants

At Home: Judge overturns 12-year-old’s grounding A Quebec judge’s recent ruling has many people shaking their heads and questioning just how far removed from reality the court system has become: the judge ruled in favour of a 12-year-old girl who took her father to court because he grounded her from going on a school trip…. Read more »