Vol. 17 Iss. 27

Volume 17 Issue 27 - 07/10/2009

From the Field – AU Student Digs In to Anthropology Degree

Ask an AU student what the best thing about distance learning is, and one of the answers you’ll hear most often is ?flexibility,? especially the flexibility to create their own learning environment. That’s something that AU student Barb Rielly knows all about?She’s just spent six weeks learning Cultural Resource Management (CRM) at a field school,… 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 – Sister Has a Right to Know

Dear Barb: I don’t know what to do! My sister, who is two years older than me, has always been my best friend. We hang out together, double date and have consoled each other when no one else could. We are in our early twenties now and Karen has been involved in a relationship for… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – The Wrestler

DVD: The Wrestler Theatrical Release: December 2008 DVD Release: April 2009 Starring: Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood, Ernest ?The Cat? Miller Director: Darren Aronofsky The Colossal Trash Heap at the Base of Mount Olympus ?I’m the one who was supposed to take care of everything. I’m the one who was supposed to make… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Office Redo

For two or three days I’ve been revamping my office. It started Monday night with the moving of small stuff into the living room, hallway, or bedroom. With Benjamin Moore’s Aura line of paint I knew I could theoretically have two coats cut in and rolled on in a few short hours. Because I played… Read more »

Eras in Education – Muses and Modernity

Education has existed for as long as people have been raised by their elders. The idea of formal schooling goes back thousands of years, yet school as a mandatory part of growing up is a recent phenomenon. For instance, many of us know of or can remember a relative who attended few or no classes… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Ian McKay, Part I

Ian McKay is the author of Reasoning Otherwise: Leftists and the People’s Enlightenment in Canada, 1890-1920 (see Voice review here), the winner of 2009’s Sir John A. MacDonald Prize. McKay, who teaches history at Queen’s University, recently took the time to answer Wanda Waterman St. Louis’s questions about the book. Why the History of Canadian… Read more »

Voice Vacation

Voice Vacation It’s time for summer vacation! The Voice will be taking one week off, from July 13 to July 17. we’re going to recharge, re-energize, and be back with more great stuff (including, of course, all your regular favourites) on Friday, July 24. Even though we’ll be enjoying a little downtime, we won’t be… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Gay-pride funding costs Tourism Minister key program – In Foreign News: UK considers ?no fee? university degrees

At Home: Gay-pride funding costs Tourism Minister key program A decision to assign federal funding to Toronto’s gay pride week has resulted in Tourism Minister Diane Ablonczy losing control of key responsibilities. Prior to the funding decision, Ablonczy had been in charge of the Marquee Tourism Events Program. The program is ?an initiative to provide… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Inheritance

When Luis da Camara of Portugal made out his will, he didn’t have any family to leave his estate to. But that didn’t stop him: he chose 70 strangers from the local phone book and put them in his will. Here’s a look at some of the other interesting ways people have spread the wealth…. Read more »