Vol. 18 Iss. 14

Volume 18 Issue 14 - 04/09/2010

Health Matters – The Tale of the Goji Berry Superfood

They’ve been advertised on TV. They’ve been written about in magazines. They’ve been talked about over coffee. They’ve been stockpiled on health food store shelves. They are goji berries. A Little History What are these strange little red raisin look-alikes? Also referred to as the wolfberry, goji berries (Lycium barbarum) are the fruit of a… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Back to the Source

When the rigours of daily life grind you down and the bad news-good news ratio is running about eight to one; when the losses column is now in two volumes and the blessings list fits on the back of an envelope (and a small one at that!) It’s time to take drastic measures. It’s time… Read more »

Dear Barb – Compromise Shouldn’t Be One-Sided

Dear Barb: I have been dating my boyfriend for almost a year. We get along great for the most part. Most of the problems that we do have revolve around him wanting to do things with his male friends. He watches a lot of sports, which I don’t mind too much, but I don’t like… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Gourmet Rhapsody

Book: Muriel Barbery, Gourmet Rhapsody Translated by Alison Anderson from Une Gourmandise, 2009 Publisher: Europa Editions The Sweet, Slow Unveiling of Our Magical, Delectable Planet ?The only word that mattered to me at the time was terroir?but today I know that a terroir exists only by virtue of one’s childhood mythology, and that if we… Read more »

Around eCampus – Dr. Dianne Conrad

Dr. Dianne Conrad is the Director of AU’s Centre for Learning Accreditation (CLA), and is ?responsible for all operations of the Centre.? The CLA manages ?AU’s Prior Learning Recognition (PLAR) process in all its entirety,? Dr. Conrad says. ?That includes day-to-day operations, marketing, budget, staffing, design and delivery, research, and representing CLA interests both internally,… Read more »

AU Options – Joining a Club

One of the most common struggles faced by distance learners everywhere is isolation: the feeling that You’re alone in your studies. Often, It’s nice just to have someone in a similar program or situation to talk to, and That’s where student clubs can help. According to the AUSU website, ?outside of education, one of the… Read more »

Did You Know? – New Look for AU Library Site

The AU library is one of the most popular services with students, and It’s about to get even better. On March 15 the library launched a new interface for their online catalogue, and the beta version has been available to users since February. The fresh new homepage is easy to navigate with links to all… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Under the Volcano

Volcanoes have been a source of fear and fascination for millennia. They’ve spawned books and movies and even tourist adventures. From towering mountains to ocean floors, we take a look this week at the mighty power of volcanoes. Dining Atop a Volcano Some people think snagging a spot in an exclusive restaurant is a challenge…. Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: MP says Canada’s top judges must be bilingual – In Foreign News: Marriage rates falling in Germany

At Home: MP says Canada’s top judges must be bilingual An MP wants all of Canada’s top justices to be bilingual, but critics say language shouldn’t come ahead of legal competence. NDP MP Yvon Godin introduced Bill C-232, which the CBC reports ?would make it mandatory for Supreme Court judges to be able to understand… Read more »

Letters to the Editor – Reader Enjoys AU Student Profile

We love to hear from you! Send your questions and comments to voice@voicemagazine.org, and please indicate if we may publish your letter. Re: ?AU Profiles: DeAnne Csada? by Christina M. Frey, v18 i12 (2010-03-26) Dear Editor, I want to commend you for including the article about my god-daughter, DeAnne Csada, in your magazine. The article… Read more »