Vol. 16 Iss. 26

Volume 16 Issue 26 - 06/27/2008

Convocation 2008 – Address by Graduate

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 13, the graduate address was given by Kathryn Gordon, of Calgary, Alberta, who received her Master of Health Studies degree. The Voice thanks… Read more »

Convocation 2008 – Graduate Interviews

This is the second 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 Paris, France. The… Read more »

Convocation 2008 – Part 2

This is the second 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! If there was a theme running through the second day of AU’s 2008 convocation, it was one of co-operation and the… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Stories Worth Reading

During our recent plumbing emergency and all the preparation for a tour group of visitors to my art studio/gallery, a lot of things got neglected. One of the most annoying things to me was the lack of time to read the Edmonton Journal and National Post each day. Even when I have 14 or 16… Read more »

Careers – Consider a Career as a Dietitian

What is a Dietitian? Clinical dietitians work as part of an interdisciplinary health care group of professionals by assessing the nutritional status of individuals, developing and implementing care plans, monitoring the effectiveness of nutrition intervention, and providing counselling. In the community, they may develop programs and services to foster better nutritional choices for their clients,… Read more »

The Fashionable Resume – Edgy Without Risk

Following fashion trends may be a frustrating pastime for some, especially when countless hours of time and cash are involved. When it comes to resume writing, however, weighing the value of trends can be beneficial in determining your long-term financial outlook and career satisfaction. Most of us strive to achieve a unique career, avoid being… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – The Graduate

On countless campuses, graduates from 19 to 90 are donning their robes and receiving those long-awaited parchments. In honour of the class of 2008, here are a few observations on life’s educational journey. Conan O?Brien’s Harvard Graduation Speech The Late Night funnyman offers his own unique take on life and learning to Harvard’s class of… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: General Rick Hillier named university chancellor – In Foreign News: U.S. Supreme Court quashes DC handgun ban

At Home: General Rick Hillier named university chancellor General Rick Hillier has been named the next chancellor of Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN). The appointment was announced by the province’s premier, Danny Williams, in St. John’s on June 26. General Hillier, 52, will be retiring July 2 as chief of Canada’s defence staff, a position… Read more »