Vol. 17 Iss. 39

Volume 17 Issue 39 - 10/16/2009

On the Hill – Down on the Farm

There’s no question that our federal government is busy these days. In fact, it seems they’re so busy they haven’t heard all the noise being made about the increasing viability of the local-food movement. How else to explain the fact that the government is adamantly refusing to listen to logic and is determined to shut… 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 – Family Must Seek Professional Help for Addict

Dear Barb: My older sister got married three years ago. They were very happy until Keith injured his back at work. He went through months of physiotherapy and nothing seemed to help the excruciating pain he was experiencing. Ultimately his doctor prescribed pain killers. He was put on a variety of different medications until his… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Enough Already

All of us have jumped to conclusions at one time or another. If we were lucky, no one found out and we could sheepishly and privately promise not to be such a schmuck ever again. Until next time. In politics, leaping before looking happens as often as the sun rises. Much political hay is to… Read more »

AU Options – Bachelor of Professional Arts, Human Services Major

Athabasca University’s Bachelor of Professional Arts with a major in Human Services is a degree designed to aid those practicing in human services-related careers to combine their practical experience and previous college education with advanced skills and knowledge. Emily Dukeshire is a Human Services program student nearing the completion of her degree. She has ?really… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Patrick Brealey

Patrick Brealey is a Toronto-based singer-songwriter whose fountainheads of musical inspiration include bluegrass, blues, and country music. Mercury in Songbirds, his latest album with The Knives on the Boompa label, is a set of roots-influenced songs laced with irony and dark humour while managing to be fun to listen to. At his shows he invites… 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 – University services in the palm of your hand

Mobile phone apps are downloading on campuses across the country TORONTO (CUP) ? One in nine students at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) own an iPhone or an iPod Touch, and students elsewhere across Canada are embracing the technology with open arms. With smart phones reaching more and more students, universities are taking… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Sex scoreboard app for iPhone draws anger – In Foreign News: Hispanic groups call for boycott of 2010 US census

At Home: Sex scoreboard app for iPhone draws anger Cool toys and technology may be taking us into the future, but some outdated attitudes are tagging along for the ride: a new iPhone application offers two dozen stereotypes of women and gives users pickup lines and ?a scoreboard to keep track of their conquests.? The… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – One Person’s Junk

One person’s junk is another person’s treasure. That saying has been taken to heart by these creative individuals, who have turned discarded items into works of art?and even places to live. This week, It’s all about seeing the potential in somebody else’s trash. Junk Sculptures Leo Sewell collects odds and ends from rubbish dumps around… Read more »