Vol. 16 Iss. 28

Volume 16 Issue 28 - 07/18/2008

Editorial – A Game of Chance

Appearances can be deceiving, especially when it comes to age. It seems to be the one thing we’d all like to change, and sometimes take drastic steps to do so. Whether we’re changing our hair, our clothes, our faces, or even the way we act, there’s no shortage of ways to turn back the clock… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Walk, Run, Crawl

About 25 years ago I took the emergency medical technician-ambulance course via distance learning through SAIT. Studies included anatomy, with a 1983 textbook called Structure and Function of the Human Body. Today it looks decidedly dated; low-tech and textbooky. My 2002 Atlas of Anatomy, on the other hand, is richly illustrated and meticulously labelled. Want… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – An Inconvenient Truth

DVD: An Inconvenient Truth Released: 2006 Directed by David Guggenheim ?When through the deep waters I call thee to go, The rivers of woe shall not thee overflow; For I will be with thee, thy troubles to bless, And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress.? Traditional American hymn In Cormac McCarthy’s post-apocalyptic novel The Road… Read more »

Life Amongst the Bougainvillea

In Tegucigalpa, summer lies over the palm-shrouded streets like a blanket some torpid god has thrown carelessly upon the slovenly city. The courtyard’s metal gate crackles when opened. It’s early in the a.m. The day’s heat will build, until my nostrils fill with a metallic smell. I hear the water vendor’s groaning cart roll downhill… Read more »

Health Matters – Skin Cancer

Summer is finally here and we all want to get out and enjoy the sunshine. However, as we are undoubtedly aware, the sun poses serious risks to our health, and skin cancer has been on the increase in Canada for the last 30 years. According to Health Canada, in 2005 there were approximately 78,000 new… Read more »

AU Profiles – Carol Poszgai

STUDENT: Carol Poszgai For working mom Carol Poszgai, obtaining a bachelor’s degree is so important that She’s made time to do so even while raising three toddlers. Carol, now in her final semester of Athabasca University’s Human Resources and Labour Relations post-diploma program, explains how her long-term goals are helping her combat the temptation to… Read more »

Careers – Consider a Career as an Occupational Hygienist

Consider a Career as an Occupational Hygienist What is occupational hygiene? Occupational Hygiene, or Industrial Hygiene, according to the International Occupational Hygiene Association, is the ?discipline of anticipating, recognising, evaluating, and controlling health hazards in the working environment with the objective of protecting worker health and well-being and safeguarding the community at large.? Occupational hygienists… Read more »

Click On This – Thissenthat

The variety of paths and left fields and tangents that the human mind can take is a never-ending source of amazement and joy to me. Whenever life seems to be getting a little bland, a trip through the wild works of the web is a perk. Musical Furnishings You know all those times your mom… Read more »

Did You Know? – AU Library E-Books

Are you looking for one more reference to take that essay from a B to an A? Need to double check a quotation or page number, but you’ve already returned your books in the mail? Then AU library e-books just might help you find what You’re looking for. Along with all the great resources available… Read more »

Pages – New Fiction Release for Voice Editor

Along with her duties as Managing Editor with The Voice, Sandra Livingston writes in a variety of genres?suspense, literary fiction, and young adult. Recently, one of her novels was acquired by Avalon Books, New York, and published in April. Falwell’s Honor is a historical romance set in the turbulent days of Tudor England as the… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Canada ranks tops for cancer survival rates – In Foreign News: Militant actions curb polio vaccine program

At Home: Canada ranks tops for cancer survival rates In spite of the increasingly dismal stories about the state of Canadian health care, it seems this country is still one of the best places to be when it comes to surviving certain types of cancer. A recent international study, the CONCORD study, compared survival rates… Read more »