Vol. 17 Iss. 37

Volume 17 Issue 37 - 10/02/2009

Pages – The Haunted: A Social History of Ghosts

The days are growing shorter and shadows are growing longer. You feel a sudden and distinct chill in the air. Is it simply winter’s approach that makes you shiver, or are the spirits of the dead looking over your shoulder? Is it the rustling of autumn’s fallen leaves you hear, or the footsteps of the… Read more »

On the Hill – The More Things Change

On October 1, Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff introduced a non-confidence motion in an effort to topple the Harper government. The motion was defeated, but it brings to mind that old saying about how the more things change the more they stay the same. That’s the situation Canadians face as the prospect of another federal election… 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 – Plans for Fall

The calendar assures us fall is here. With a bizarre summer, weather-wise, in many parts of Canada we need tangible proof the seasons are indeed changing. Edmonton had its hottest day of the year in early September and the forecast looks good for more above-average temperatures. This is a good thing for the hundreds of… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Chris Smith, Part I

Chris Smith is a Scottish neoclassical composer. His exquisite performances and the beautifully crafted music videos that accompany his music have appeared on a number of television networks. He recently put out his second album, Piano Passion and Middle Age Angst, reviewed in The Voice this issue. Recently he took the time to answer some… Read more »

AU Profiles – Jacqueline Chant

Student: Jacqueline Chant Jacqueline Chant’s been in constant pain since she was nine years old, but she hasn’t let it stop her from living her life. She’s backpacked through Europe, climbed mountains, ridden horseback, been skiing, worked two jobs at once, and volunteered extensively. Now, She’s overcoming another hurdle: completing her education. A student for… Read more »

Did You Know? – Convocation 2009 Photo Album Online!

Ever wonder what It’s like to finally finish your degree and cross the stage to receive your parchment? Look no further than AU’s Convocation 2009 photo album. The photo album captures the pride and excitement of this year’s grads, along with their reflections on what made their education journeys special. And on the main convocation… Read more »

Education News – NDP MP advocates axing loan interest

Jack Harris asks federal government to make post-secondary a priority ST. JOHN’S, N.L. (CUP) ? A Newfoundland politician is calling on the federal government to follow his province’s lead and remove the interest on student loans nationally. Jack Harris, the NDP MP for St. John’s East, announced that he will be putting forth a private… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Bee-eautiful

We may not like their sting, but the loss of the world’s honeybees would be catastrophic. Bees pollinate as many as 250,000 species of flowering plants, giving us everything from chocolate to cotton. This week, we take a look at the productive pollinators. Sniffer Bees This falls into the category of things that seem so… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Radio-Canada says farewell to Bye Bye – In Foreign News: Hybrids not green enough to go solo in carpool lanes

At Home: Radio-Canada says farewell to Bye Bye Comedians are expected to push boundaries, but the satirical show Bye Bye took things over the edge last New Year’s Eve. And now, Radio-Canada has cut the traditional year-end comedy program. The National Post reports that the French-language public broadcaster insists Bye Bye ?was not cut as… Read more »