Vol. 16 Iss. 43

Volume 16 Issue 43 - 11/07/2008

This World – Across the Continent in 22 Days, Conclusion

Part VI: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming to Shreveport, Louisiana This is the final 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 17: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming It rained last night, but we stayed… Read more »

On the Hill – Soldier, Sailor

On November 4, cheers erupted around the world at news of Barack Obama’s election, and Canadians were among those cheering loudest. It’s not just the sense of hope that has risen with the election of the first black US president, breaking barriers and rekindling the promise held in the Declaration of Independence. It’s also the… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Easy, Affordable, and Simple

Over the years I’ve bought many Remembrance Day poppies. This year was no exception. Each day I wear one on my outfit and another on my coat so whether I’m coming or going, inside or out, there’s no doubt that I remember. Even the laziest and cheapest among us can do this. It’s easy, affordable,… Read more »

Porkpie Hat – Uninvisible

There was a time when they walked through shopping malls and admired all the plastic-wrapped wonders, every dollar store and Zellers as exotic as a spice route bazaar. They filled shopping baskets with out-of-season gifts?Teletubbies and digital watches?for the kids of family members they (suddenly and mysteriously) no longer begrudged. In the Super Valu, they… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – The Band’s Visit

DVD: The Band’s Visit Theatrical Release: February 8, 2008 DVD Release: July 29, 2008 Starring Sasson Gabai, Ronit Elkabetz, Saleh Bakri, Khalifa Natour Directed by Eran Kolirin Deep Calling Unto Deep ?There’s nothing more lofty and more wonderful than our ability to be with each other and create. Why, this is a cure for everything!?… Read more »

Careers – Consider a Career as a Naturopathic Doctor

What is a naturopathic doctor? Naturopathic doctors are primary care practitioners in North America. They are trained in the basic and medical sciences and able to diagnosis and treat patients using natural therapeutics. According to the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors, it is mixture of the art and science of treating and preventing diseases using… 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 »

Around AU – AU Store

Want to show off your AU pride? Looking for a Christmas gift for that special AU student? Simple: just go to the AU store and check out all the latest gear. There are some great AU branded items available, including women’s fleece zip jackets in colours from green to orange to purple and more. You’ll… Read more »

Education News – Finley oversees federal student aid again

Re-appointment of old minister invokes harsh memories OTTAWA (CUP) ? Diane Finley has got her old job back?a move that has frustrated at least one post-secondary lobby group. The Conservative government announced its new ministry at a swearing-in ceremony on Thursday, October 30 at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. As part of the cabinet shuffle, Finley… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Let It Snow

we’re barely past Halloween, but snow has already started falling and shovels and mittens have hit the store shelves. Winter isn’t all bad, though, as this look at the beauty of the season proves. Canadian Snow Sculpture Team Who knew there was a Canadian snow-sculpting team?or even an international organization, the Association Internationale de Sculpture… Read more »

Did You Know? – Holiday Exam Requests

Planning on writing an AU exam as the holiday season approaches? If so, there are a couple of important things to keep in mind. If your course contract ends on December 31, you’ll be allowed some extra time to schedule your exam. As the AU calendar explains: ?All examinations for courses with a contract end… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Canadians cheer Obama victory – In Foreign News: Taiwan and China sign cross-strait deals

At Home: Canadians cheer Obama victory The ballots may have been cast south of the border, but to the north Canadians were also celebrating the victory of new US president-elect Barack Obama. From the Yaletown pub in Vancouver to the Halifax Metro Centre in Nova Scotia, crowds erupted in cheers as Obama’s triumph was announced…. Read more »