Vol. 17 Iss. 44

Volume 17 Issue 44 - 11/20/2009

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 – That’s Insidious

Dictionary.com defines insidious as: 1. working or spreading harmfully in a subtle or stealthy manner; 2. intended to entrap; treacherous; 3. beguiling but harmful; alluring; 4. developing so gradually as to be well established before becoming apparent. It goes on to give some generic examples, as in an insidious plan, enemy, disease, pleasure, or misinformation…. Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Faubourg 36

DVD: Faubourg 36 Theatrical and DVD Release: April 2009 Written and directed by Christophe Barratier Starring GĂ©rard Jugnot, Nora Arnezeder, Clovis Cornillac, Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu Song lyrics by Frank Thomas, music by Reinhardt Wagner. Comedy, France Life is a Stage and God an Impassioned, Working-Class Theatre Company ?People came. And came in droves. They rushed to… Read more »

AU Options – WMST 401 – Contemporary Feminist Theory

AU’s WMST 401, Contemporary Feminist Theory, is a senior-level, three-credit social science course. It is offered through the Centre for Work and Community Studies and has no prerequisites, though WMST 266 is recommended. Contemporary Feminist Theory gives students the opportunity to learn about feminist theory and women’s movements around the globe, as well as providing… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Rita Shelby, Part I

Rita Shelby is a Los Angeles-based jazz singer-songwriter known as much for her wisdom and indomitable spirit as she is for her incredible voice and brilliant songs. She recently released the CD A Date With a Song, for which she wrote melodies and lyrics while Willie Daniels created the musical arrangements. She is also an… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Hotelier

Whether It’s a five-star luxury resort or the simplest accommodations, most hotels rely on the same basic equipment: bed, bath, and TV. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t some truly different hotels out there, and this week we venture into the strange world of theme hotels. Dibs on Poseidon Mystery Island. Poseidon Hotel Next time… Read more »

The Mindful Bard: Desperately Seeking Brian

In last week’s Mindful Bard, readers were treated to the incredible talents of jazz banjoist Cynthia Sayer. Her graciousness as a musician was highlighted in a clip of her playing a house concert that included her nephew Brian on djembe. But if you found yourself wondering where the young musician had disappeared to, the answer… Read more »

From the Gallery

The AUSU public council meeting on November 16 was a busy one, so grab your favourite mug and settle in because there are plenty of updates to share. To begin with, the vote ratifications contained standard items like the purchase of a new mail meter and a new position policy on copyright. But there was… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Shrinking Canadian birth rate takes toll on transplant lists – In Foreign News: Most Argentines believe AIDS patients face harsh discrimination

At Home: Shrinking Canadian birth rate takes toll on transplant lists In 2002, the average Canadian who needed a bone marrow transplant would have had a 54 per cent chance of having a sibling who was a suitable match. But thanks to Canada’s declining birth rate, that same Canadian’s odds would only be 37 per… Read more »