Vol. 17 Iss. 16

Volume 17 Issue 16 - 04/24/2009

Greening Spring Cleaning, Part II

Part II: Recycle it! Last week, we started cleaning out our garages and discovered that many of the items we no longer wanted could find a new home?other than at a landfill. Unfortunately, certain things are impossible to place. But don’t run for the garbage bins yet; first, check to see if you can recycle…. Read more »

On the Hill – Our Own Backyard

?Canada is a world leader in the promotion and protection of women’s rights and gender equality.? So claims the Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada website. It’s no surprise, then, that Canadian officials expressed outrage at the Afghan government’s recent erosion of women’s rights, with a new law ?that would make Afghan women financially and… Read more »

AUSU This Month – Annual AGM Held; Media Committee Started

Annual AGM Held As you probably already know from the AGM Report put out by the Voice, AUSU held its annual general meeting on March 23, 2009. In that meeting a number of important revisions to the definitions of AUSU membership occurred, to make sure that the Councillors you elect are able to represent you… Read more »

Dear Barb – Shaping Up

Dear Barb: I am a 35-year-old mother, student, and part-time worker. I am so busy that I find I don’t have any time for exercise. Do you know of anything I could do to get toned up quickly for summer? I also have to mention that I do have a history of back problems. Krista… Read more »

Porkpie Hat – Jenkins’s Final Performance Review

Actually, sir, It’s Jenkins. Wharton sits in the cubicle beside me. Thank you, yes, I am settling in quite well. It’s been 12 years now, so I’m getting fairly familiar with where everything is. What’s that, sir? What do I feel my strengths are as an employee? You’re certainly taking this in a novel direction,… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – My Winnipeg

DVD: My Winnipeg Theatrical Release: June 13, 2008 DVD Release: 2009 Produced by Everyday Pictures/Buffalo Gal Pictures Starring Ann Savage, Louis Negin, Amy Stewart, Darcy Fehr, Brendan Cade, Lou Profeta, Fred Dunsmore Conceived, directed, and narrated by Guy Maddin The Great White Northern Garbage Dump of the Gods Present at the medium’s table that night… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Networking 101

As I began pondering what I would write about this week I received an email. That email just saved me from having to write about doing our income tax and you having to read about it. Or maybe I would have written about a book I just finished reading. It’s called Creating Sacred Space with… Read more »

Drive-Through Decorum

Am I correct in thinking that in 2009 there is nothing common about courtesy? Like most of you, I am a dedicated distance learner transitioning from part-time to full-time studies. To make it happen, I left a full-time corporate career for a part-time cafĂ© career. I assumed it would be a fairly easy transition; I… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . The Paint Movement

The Paint Movement is an Ontario-based progressive indie rock band made up of vocalist/guitarist Kevin Kralik, drummer Glenn Candy, bassist/vocalist Jason Haberman, and saxophone and keyboard player Jason Loftman. They’ve just released their first CD, Our Eurythmy, with Nevado Records. The following are notes from a conversation between Wanda Waterman St. Louis and Jason Loftman…. Read more »

Convocation 2009 – Calling All Soon-to-Be AU Grads!

Are you one of the proud AU students who will be graduating this June? If so, Voice readers want to hear from you! One of the most popular features of our convocation coverage is the grad interviews?a chance for brand-new grads to share their thoughts on what it took (and how great it feels!) to… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Book It

An interesting result of the economic downturn is the rise in popularity of reading. Book sales are reportedly up and people are flocking to their local libraries in droves. Here, in honour of that dependable standby, is a peek among the pages. Detectives Hunt Overdue Library Books Officials in Norfolk County, England, take their overdue… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Alberta bars may be allowed to collect personal data – In Foreign News: Economic slump means Americans are staying put

At Home: Alberta bars may be allowed to collect personal data A proposed amendment to Alberta’s Gaming and Liquor Act could allow nightclub owners to collect names, ages, and photos of patrons. Bill 42 is designed to crack down on problem patrons and keep organized crime out of the province’s bars. As the CBC reports,… Read more »