Vol. 16 Iss. 39

Volume 16 Issue 39 - 10/10/2008

This World – Across the Continent in 22 Days, Part II

Part II: Dawson City, Yukon Territories to Whitehorse, Yukon Territories This is the second instalment in a series chronicling the adventures of the author; her husband, Adam; and two-year-old daughter, Kiersten, as they travelled by car from Alaska to Louisiana in summer 2008. Day 3: Dawson City, YT to Stewart Crossing, YT Dawson City is… Read more »

On the Hill – A Little Substance, Please

With less than a week to go before Canada’s general election, many voters are waiting for the knockout punch, a clear moment when the tide turns on a particular issue or comment, when a decisive indicator emerges out of the sludge of rhetoric. Unfortunately, that sludge is often so impenetrable that those knockouts rely on… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Best Bet

Well, my lovelies, It’s time for another potpourri of disparate thoughts on people, places, and things. Fragments that will never grow up to be whole columns. Mini rants that let me spew without bursting a blood vessel. A collection of thoughts that reflect just how frenetic and mind-blowing are the daily stimuli bombarding us. Despite… Read more »

Porkpie Hat – Unblinking

Rummaging through the attic, a woman comes across a cookie tin filled with Kodachrome photographs. She finds pictures of herself triumphantly waving sparklers in a summer night, tobogganing down an Ontario hill. She finds pictures of herself lacing up roller skates, riding her older brother’s too-big bike. She looks at pictures of herself when she… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Atonement

DVD: Atonement DVD Release: March 18, 2008 Theatrical Release: December 7, 2007 Starring Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Romola Garai, Saoirse Ronan Directed by Joe Wright and based on the novel by Ian McEwan A young girl is shocked and dismayed when she secretly observes what she takes to be a shameful act between two people… Read more »

The 2008 Voice Magazine Writing Contest!

Write for The Voice and win money for your education! The Voice is launching its 2008 writing contest, with categories for both fiction and non-fiction. We’ve got over $1,000 in prizes to give away: one winner in each category will receive a scholarship of one Athabasca University undergraduate course. Please read the contest rules and… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Manafest

I know I can move on?I gotta dream it. I know where I belong?come on and sing it! I know I can move on, I still believe it. I know I can be strong, come on and sing it! ?Live On? from Citizens Activ by Manafest Manafest is the alias of Toronto recording artist Chris… Read more »

Health Matters – Cancer and Chemotherapy: A Primer

Cancer is a disease characterized by uncontrolled cell growth and proliferation. In healthy adults, cells grow and divide slowly but under tight control. This is to ensure that the number of cells in each tissue stays the same. Cancer may be viewed as one cell changing and rapidly growing out of control. This rapid proliferation… Read more »

Education News – Website hatches graduate careers

TalentEgg.ca connects students with corporations WATERLOO (CUP) ? Like many students graduating from university, Lauren Friese found herself facing the daunting challenge of finding a meaningful career. Instead of being overwhelmed, Friese embraced this prospect and is now the founder and president of Talent Egg?a career hub for students looking for meaningful entry-level careers, summer… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – High Finance

With all the crashing going on in the world of finance lately, It’s hard to hear the ring of cash registers. And for most consumers, It’s nearly impossible to understand all the ins and outs of Wall Street. To help ease the eyestrain of staring at all that fine print, here’s a slightly skewed look… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Saskatchewan Needs Workers to Support Boom – In Foreign News: The Rain in Spain is Missing

At Home: Saskatchewan Needs Workers to Support Boom Saskatchewan is booming and they need workers?lots of workers. Saskatchewan’s Premier Brad Wall was off to Ontario last week to spread the word that there are plenty of jobs (about 10,000 of them) waiting for people who need work. These jobs encompass everything from the service industry… Read more »

Did You Know? – Convocation Photo Album Online!

If You’re in the mood for something bright and colourful before the leaves begin to turn, you don’t need to look any further than AU’s Convocation 2008 photo album. There are more than 70 photos of AU grads, along with their reflections of what made their education journeys special. You’ll also find photos of honorary… Read more »

Election 2008 – Don’t Just Sit There

On October 14, Canadians will vote in the 40th federal general election. If You’re still not sure whether You’re registered to vote, or have any questions about the process, here’s what to do: To find your electoral district or for more information, visit the Elections Canada website, contact your local Elections Canada office, or call… Read more »