Vol. 16 Iss. 40

Volume 16 Issue 40 - 10/17/2008

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

Part III: Whitehorse, Yukon Territories to Edmonton, Alberta This is the third 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 6: Whitehorse, YT to Watson Lake, YT Since today’s drive is much shorter… Read more »

On the Hill – Oh, Danny Boy

Love him or hate him, you’ve got to admit that Premier Danny Williams has a certain self-confidence; the apparent conviction that his means always justify the end because he’s standing up for the little guy (in this case, Newfoundland and Labrador). And when the Conservatives won another minority in this latest federal election, Williams was… Read more »

Porkpie Hat – The Waking

So there you are, waking up in the middle of the night. There is moonlight leaking in through the curtains, and ghosts grumbling inside the pipes. You lie there for a while, and think that something is different. Gradually, you become aware of what it is: you have no pain in your back or in… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – T@b, Thugs at Bay

CD: T@b, Thugs at Bay Release date: December 2007 Mad Geniuses of the New Millennium I’m almost on the brink of being On the verge of being Very nearly close To bordering on the edge Of doing what I really wanna do. T@b, from ?On the Verge,? Thugs at Bay The first time I heard… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Say No to Chicken Little

Two days before the federal election, the world was in a state of disbelief. Few could have imagined the global political and financial storm that has unfolded with a vengeance in the last few weeks. Pundits and pollsters spent the early days of the campaign predicting the size of the Conservative majority. Then, the prospect… Read more »

The 2008 Voice 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 . . . The Arkells

The Arkells are five guys who met at McMaster University and recorded their first EP, Deadlines, in 2006. The band is noted for its passion and energy in live performances and their clever and socially relevant song lyrics. Jackson Square, the band’s first full-length album, will be released October 28, 2008 by Toronto indie label… Read more »

Graduate Studies – Writing a Letter of Intent

So You’re interested in applying to graduate school. When students are considering applying to graduate schools, there is an application that often takes weeks, if not months, to prepare. Part of this process may include writing a letter of intent, or purpose letter. The following is an introductory guide to writing this crucial letter, the… 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 »

Click of the Wrist – Futurama

These days, it seems like everyone’s predicting the future: the political pundits before the Canadian election; those trying to call the upcoming US election; and the analysts trying to foretell the economic tide. But at the rate that political polls and spreadsheets change, these methods may work just as well. Tarot History This colourful site… Read more »

AU Press – AU Press Publication Nominated for International Prize

AU Press may only have been launched a mere five months ago, but this fledgling open-access press is already making its mark. Its first offering, The Importance of Being Monogamous by Sarah Carter, has been named to the long list for the Cundill International Prize in History. This prestigious international prize was established at McGill… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Liberals deny Dion to step down – In Foreign News: Famed Lipizzaner riding school finally allows females

At Home: Liberals deny Dion to step down Stephen Harper may have just won another minority government, but It’s the Liberal Party that seems to be attracting the most attention in the post-election fallout. The buzz around Ottawa is that Liberal leader St├ęphane Dion, who led the party to a loss of 19 seats in… Read more »