Vol. 17 Iss. 43

Volume 17 Issue 43 - 11/13/2009

AU Graduate Students’ Association – AUGSA Holds Open House

The Athabasca University Students’ Union has long provided services to and represented the interests of undergraduate students at Athabasca University. But graduate students at AU have until recently remained without official representation, relying on the voluntary services of AUSU. With the inception of the Athabasca University Graduate Students’ Association, or AUGSA, graduate students now have… Read more »

On the Hill – More Than One Way

?In Canada, men and women are equal under the law. Canada’s openness and generosity do not extend to barbaric cultural practices that tolerate spousal abuse, ?honour killings,? female genital mutilation, or other gender-based violence.? So reads the new Citizenship and Immigration Canada study guide, Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship. Strong words that… 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 »

The Mindful Bard – Cynthia Sayer, Attractions

CD: Cynthia Sayer, Attractions Label: Plunk Records Release date: 2007 Jazz Wrap Your Chops ?Round This Stick o? Tea! ?Daddy said that love is just in songs And dreams are just little bits of sleep. Daddy said the blues’ll tag along And love’s just a dream that doesn’t keep.? Cynthia Sayer, from ?The Gift,? Attractions… Read more »

From Where I Sit – More Than Two Minutes

This morning Roy and I joined about two hundred other people for the 2009 Remembrance Day ceremony in Andrew. With about 30 or 40 military personnel from One Service Battalion Administration Company in Edmonton, it was an impressive sight. The program at the community hall followed the parade to the cenotaph, two minutes of silence… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Alex Kajumulo, Part II

Alex Kajumulo is a Seattle-based recording artist and producer at Babukaju Records. His song ?Maza Africa? was a finalist in the 2007 International Songwriting Competition. His songs and live performances are vibrant and joyful celebrations of love and justice. Kajumulo freely mixes musical genres in his songs and actively seeks collaborations with musicians all over… Read more »

Eras in Education – The Earth as Specimen vs. the Earth as Self: Perspectives on Ecosystems in Korean Buddhist Education

When I was in the seventh grade, our class undertook a project to improve a salmon stream that flowed past our school’s football field. For what seemed like countless spring afternoons we hauled wheelbarrows of gravel to improve the salmon laddering system that would allow the fish to complete their journey home to their birthplace…. Read more »

AUSU Update – AUSU Public Council Meeting

Curious about the latest news from AUSU council? Want to get the scoop on upcoming plans and programs? If You’re a current AUSU member, It’s as easy as picking up your phone. The next AUSU Public Council Meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 16 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. MST. Public council meetings take place… Read more »

Did You Know? – CanLearn

Pursuing your education can be a complicated (if exciting) venture: choosing a university, filling out enrolment forms, picking classes. And It’s even more daunting if You’re trying to navigate the complex world of student loans. If You’re new to the process (or still wondering if student loans are right for you), CanLearn is a government… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Coffee

Java, joe, brew, mud. All these and more are nicknames for one of the most popular beverages in the world: coffee. We brew it at home, wait in drive-through lineups for it, and warm our hands around it in hockey arenas. So pour a cup and enjoy a closer look at this ancient brew. World… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Saskatchewan drivers may soon face cellphone ban – In Foreign News: Australian breakthrough could regrow breast tissue

At Home: Saskatchewan drivers may soon face cellphone ban On October 26, new legislation made Ontario the fourth province to ban cellphones while behind the wheel. And Saskatchewan could be next, with a new law expected as early as January 1, 2010. As the CBC reports, the Saskatchewan government introduced legislation on November 11 that… Read more »