Vol. 17 Iss. 28

Volume 17 Issue 28 - 07/24/2009

AU Options – Journalism in Conflict Zones

For students seeking to hone their journalism skills while gaining a better understanding of the military, AU may have just the course: Communications Studies 451 – Journalism in Conflict Zones. This course is offered in partnership with the Canadian military, and features a three-week on-site practicum at CFB Wainwright, near Edmonton, Alberta. At CFB Wainwright,… 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 – Clear Roles Help Ease Transition

Dear Barb: I am a single mother of three young children. Recently I met a wonderful man and we are planning on moving in together. I have some concerns about my fiancĂ©’s role in my children’s lives. My children have a strong relationship with their father and see him regularly. At times when my fiancĂ©… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Cheap Thrills

All the financial experts out there agree on one thing: hindsight is the only way to be absolutely sure the recession is over. It is only by looking back at markets, employment numbers, cost of living, inflation/deflation rates, the length of Bernie Madoff’s sentence, the total number of scoundrels charged and convicted, GDP, and political… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Ravi Coltrane, Blending Times

CD: Ravi Coltrane, Blending Times Label: Savoy Jazz Release date: 2009 Blending the Then, the Now, and the From-This-Album-Forward ?My mother, Alice Coltrane, passed away unexpectedly on January 12, 2007. I cannot fully describe the significance of this loss . . . My offering to her memory and to her meaning extends from this album… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Ian McKay, Part II

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. Personal Connections The closest connection… Read more »

Education News – Canadian fiscal problems minor, says professor

WATERLOO (CUP) ? Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced on May 26 that the federal deficit for the 2009-2010 fiscal year would be $50 billion, up $16 billion from the original forecast presented in January of this year. The discrepancy between the forecasted and actual deficit has raised some alarm for Canada’s long-term economic outlook. The… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – ?Pop? Culture

A bottle of liquid, a plastic wand, and it doesn’t take long for the magic of bubbles to captivate adults and children alike. These images preserve the ephemeral beauty of bubbles to be enjoyed again and again. The Moment a Bubble Bursts This astonishing photo captures the precise moment that a bubble bursts. Using a… Read more »

Did You Know? – AU Starter Kit

If You’re a new AU student (or are thinking of becoming one), a great resource to get things on the right track is the AU Starter Kit. The kit includes links to information on how to enrol in undergraduate courses, ways to access financial aid, and how to apply for graduate courses. Studying at an… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Canada’s largest legal grow op closes – In Foreign News: Record number of US prisoners serving life terms

At Home: Canada’s largest legal grow op closes After nearly a decade in operation, Canada’s largest legal marijuana operation has closed down. Located in Flin Flon, Manitoba, the ?ganja mine? was a partnership between Prairie Plant and HudBay Minerals. As the Globe and Mail reports, the closure is a result of a disagreement between the… Read more »