Vol. 17 Iss. 18

Volume 17 Issue 18 - 05/08/2009

On the Hill – Showing Some (Seal) Skin

Usually, the news that every MP in Ottawa has managed to agree on an issue would be cause for celebration. Common sense has prevailed, you’d be forgiven for thinking, and our well-paid public employees have stopped scrapping over the spotlight long enough to work together. Well, MPs from all parties did agree unanimously to a… 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 »

From Where I Sit – Happy Mother’s Day

?A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavour by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate… Read more »

Porkpie Hat – Hidden Things

When their time finally comes, there are secrets they will carry with them to their funeral pyres and their graves. They are all the small, vitally important things that no one will ever know. These are the best things about them, and the way they lived. Cigarettes smoked on the fire escape of their first… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Rose Laughlin

Rose Laughlin is a folk singer of traditional American and Celtic songs. Her soulful interpretations have captivated audiences all over the United States. (Watch The Voice for an upcoming review of her latest CD, The Chicago Sessions.) The following are notes from a conversation between Rose and Wanda Waterman St. Louis. Obsessions, Private and Public… Read more »

AU Profiles – Laura James

Student: Laura James In this week’s profile we meet Laura James, who’s been studying in AU’s Bachelor of Commerce program for nearly a year. What’s the biggest advantage of distance study? ?Being able to stay home with my son,? says Laura, whose 27-month-old son and part-time work at his daycare keep her on her toes…. Read more »

Education News – Tories unveil PSE budget items

Liberals stick to fact-checking in face of repeat budget announcements OTTAWA (CUP) ? The federal government has been rolling out post-secondary funding announcements despite each announcement repeating figures contained in the January budget. The Conservatives have spent much of the spring promoting Canada’s Economic Action Plan, the 2009 budget brought in by Finance Minister Jim… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Weigh to Go

With news of the latest weight-loss product on people’s lips (literally?It’s lip gloss That’s supposed to suppress appetite), we couldn’t help wondering about some of the other odd weight-management schemes that have come along. So pry your eyes off the scale and check out some of these interesting gems (interesting, though not necessarily recommended). The… Read more »

Convocation 2009 – Don’t Miss the Deadline to RSVP!

Preparations are in full swing for AU’s Convocation 2009, and you’ll need to RSVP soon if You’re planning on being there to cross the stage and receive your hard-earned degree! The deadline to RSVP is Friday, May 15, so be sure to mark it on your calendar if you haven’t already responded. (And don’t forget… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Discrimination charge over Ontario disability funding – In Foreign News: New Zealand city bans public display of gang patches

At Home: Discrimination charge over Ontario disability funding A group of parents has launched a constitutional challenge against Ontario’s McGuinty government, claiming that private, faith-based schools in the province are discriminating against disabled students by ?refusing to fund certain ailments.? The parents, representing eight children, say funding in private, faith-based schools is available to their… Read more »

From the Gallery

There was plenty of activity in the reports section of council’s May 4 meeting, but first here’s an update on several action items that were approved. Motions were passed on amendments to two Council Governance policies: 2.01 – Conflict of Interest and Bias and 2.02 – Students Council Responsibilities. (If You’re interested in reading these… Read more »

Letters to the Editor – Enjoying Some ‘Drive-Through Decorum’

We love to hear from you! Send your questions and comments to voice@voicemagazine.org, and please indicate if we may publish your letter. Re: ?Drive-Through Decorum? by Kimberley Sanders, v15 i16 (2009-04-24) I’d just like to say how very much I enjoyed Kimberley Saunders article on courtesy. I wish everyone would not only read it but… Read more »