Vol. 17 Iss. 41

Volume 17 Issue 41 - 10/30/2009

Better the World – Making a Difference, One Click at a Time

It’s an interesting conundrum of student life. You’re broadening your understanding of the world, becoming more aware of the issues facing it and (hopefully) looking for ways to make a difference. Yet for many students, finding the time to volunteer can be hard. And with money being spent on books and tuition, there’s rarely such… 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 – Different Worlds Can Find Harmony

Dear Barb: I am a professional woman in my mid-thirties. I am single but would like to find the right guy and settle down and have a family. Recently I began dating a really nice man who is divorced and has two children. We have been seeing each other for a couple of months and… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Fundamentally Wrong

The adjective ?homebody? could accurately describe me, at least in one-dimensional terms. No one would ever mistake me for an extreme athlete. I don’t ski or go sledding in the high country. We don’t know how to swim so boogie boarding, diving, white-water rafting, and other water sports are also out. I’m not a hiker… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Sam Baker, cotton

CD: Sam Baker, cotton Label: Music Road Records Release date: 2009 Folk/Country ?A Welder Sparks Dry Grass? Here’s what’s culturally significant about Sam Baker: he represents an anomalous, oft-silenced group of American voices?victims of terrorism who come out the other end of the dark tunnel embarking (albeit stumbling a little) on a journey toward deep,… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Girl + the Machine

Girl + the Machine is a Toronto-based experimental rock and multimedia fivesome known for ecstatic delivery and a wealth of engaging musical and visual ideas. They recently released Hello Earth on the Aporia label (see Voice review here). Lead singer Jackie recently took the time to answer some of Wanda Waterman St. Louis’s questions. Childhood… Read more »

AU Options – Geology 313 – Our Physical Resources

Geology 313 – Our Physical Resources, ?explores the nature and uses of numerous physical resources.? This senior-level science class has no prerequisites, and thus attracts a wide range of students. Dr. Ken Munyikwa is an Assistant Professor of Earth Sciences, and currently coordinates Geology 313. ?Our Physical Resources examines the occurrence and exploitation of major… Read more »

Stigmatized Properties: Haunted Houses?

When my wife was a child, she used to visit a friend who lived in an older home where years before a young man had committed suicide. Though the whole neighbourhood knew about the death, my wife’s young friend and his family seemed to be have been unaware of the violent incident. Some buyers might… Read more »

Did You Know? – Athabasca River Basin Research Institute

The average AU student may never see the university campus until It’s time to graduate. And some may never make the journey to Athabasca, Alberta, at all. But a new initiative can help students explore one of the main features of their university’s hometown. The Athabasca River Basin Research Institute (ARBRI) is ?an innovative interdisciplinary… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Haunted

It’s Halloween, time for all things scary and spooky. There are vampires and werewolves and witches, but perhaps the scariest of all are ghosts. After all, you never can tell when they’re right in the room beside you. This week, we take a look at some haunted happenings. Most Famous Ghosts This top-10 list includes… Read more »