Vol. 16 Iss. 35

Volume 16 Issue 35 - 09/05/2008

Editorial – The Sky’s the Limit

For most air travellers, the biggest worries when they hop on a plane are whether they’ll get to their meeting/holiday/connecting flight on time, how much the in-flight snacks cost, and whether or not there will be a crying baby in the next row. With the rising cost of fuel and industry cutbacks, an extra worry… Read more »

From Where I Sit – A Moving Experience

It’s Monday night of the Labour Day weekend and I’ve just gotten home from Edmonton. Our daughter bought her second condo and took possession six short days ago. She also needed to vacate and clean her original condo in time for the new tenants?two international students attending the University of Alberta?to move in on the… Read more »

Music To Eat Lunch To – One Day as a Lion (Self-titled)

Release Date: July 22, 2008 Label: ANTI- Tracks: 5 Rating: 4 One Day as a Lion is a five-track introductory sampler for the musical duo sporting the same name as the album, and this 20-minute record features two artists who have made a name for themselves within the music world from their respective headlining bands:… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Elisa Albert

Elisa Albert writes fiction and teaches creative writing at Columbia. Her first novel, The Book of Dahlia, (see Voice review here) was recently published by Free Press, a division of Simon & Schuster. Albert previously authored the critically lauded short story collection How This Night is Different. The Origins of The Book of Dahlia I… Read more »

Careers – Consider a Career as a Dental Hygienist

What is a dental hygienist? Dental hygienists remove deposits from teeth, educate patients on techniques to healthy oral hygiene, and provide preventative and health promotion strategies regarding dental care. According to the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario, a dental hygienist is an oral health professional who is a registered member of a governing body…. Read more »

Education News – Keep the military out of classrooms, urge Montreal activists

National Defence funding does not dictate research, insists war studies director MONTREAL (CUP) ? McGill University student Cleve Higgins sees military funding on Canadian campuses as a threat to academic freedom. So he’s taking a stand against it through the activist group Operation Objection. The Montreal-based group spent the summer following the money trail from… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – On the Job

Last week, we took a look at some of the stranger aspects of education, that long, torturous journey That’s supposed to lead to a rewarding career. But the daily grind can hold some surprises too, especially if it involves one of these interesting jobs. Worst Jobs in History The BBC’s Channel 4 offers this lively… Read more »

Did You Know? – New Academic Research Centre Website

Plans for AU’s new Academic Research Centre are in full swing, and you can check out all the details on the project website. There are news releases from AU, along with links to media coverage, as well as a history of the project. You can also view the floor plans and see an artist’s concept… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Green Party demands place in TV debates – In Foreign News: Pakistan’s Prime Minister escapes possible assassination attempt

At Home: Green Party demands place in TV debates With an October federal election expected, there’s at least one topic already heating up in advance of the televised debates between party leaders. The Green Party recently secured its first seat in Parliament, and they are ready to go to court to ensure they are included… Read more »

2008/09 AU Calendar

AU’s new 2008/09 academic calendar is now in effect, and it’s your official resource for all the latest info on courses, programs, fees, and more. The undergraduate calendar is available here, and you can link to the graduate studies calendar from the same page or click here. Course fees and regulations are effective September 1,… Read more »