Vol. 20 Iss. 03

Volume 20 Issue 3 - 01/20/2012

Editorial – Access Denied

The night before the blackout protests on Wikipedia, Reddit, and other information sharing sites, a friend of mine posted the following status: ?Maybe the Mayans were just predicting the blackening of Wikipedia.? Exaggeration? Maybe not. This columnist wasn’t so far from the truth when he joked that without the online information giants, we’d be under… Read more »

AUSU Update – January 2012

Happy Holidays from AUSU! As the holiday season draws to a close, we hope you’ve had a chance to rest and relax with those who are important to you?and maybe even squeeze in a little bit of homework time! Election Timelines Finalized As we move into the new year, Council is also very pleased to… Read more »

From Where I Sit – What’s in Your Wallet?

What’s in your wallet right now? If You’re like me, you’ve got a wad of gift cards that you received for Christmas?or from when you returned hideous, inappropriate, so-not-for-me gifts to the store. Those expensive rectangles of plastic are making the change compartment of my wallet bulge; I’m a frugal gal who needs a visual… Read more »

Write Stuff – The Long Tail

we’re still a long way from spring cleaning, but It’s not too early to start thinking about those stacks of magazines in your basement. You know the ones?those craft magazines You’re saving because there’s a pattern you want in one of them (if only you could remember which one). Or that collection of Road &… Read more »

Voix du Maghreb – Tadalat, 1re Partie

« Héritiers de la ?révolution des guitares? initiée par Tinariwen au début des années 80, les musiciens de Tadalat côtoient au quotidien ceux de Terakaft, Tamikrest ou encore Amanar, tous issus de la florissante pépinière de l’Adrar des Ifoghas. Toutefois, ils se démarquent de leurs grands frères et amis par des arrangements, des rythmes et… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Blackstone, Part II – Ashley Callingbull: On Playing Sheila Delaronde

Blackstone is a Gemini award-winning Canadian television series based on a fictitious Canadian First Nations reserve. It airs on the Aboriginal People’s Television Network (APTN) and features some of the best aboriginal actors in North America. The second season premiered last week. Blackstone is part of the recent trend to portray the realities of reserve… Read more »

AUSU Job Posting – Chief Returning Officer

The Athabasca University Students’ Union (AUSU) represents AU undergraduates and their interests. The Union strives for a fair and accessible election process for members of the Students’ Council. To this end, AUSU is seeking a student to fulfill the role of Chief Returning Officer (CRO) for the 2012 AUSU General Elections. Position Duties and Responsibilities… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – The Scott Expedition

Earlier this week marked the centennial of British explorer Robert Scott’s arrival at the South Pole. His team reached the landmark just days after it had been discovered and claimed by Norwegian rival Roald Amundsen. Worse, on the ill-fated return trip, inclement weather trapped the Scott expedition just 11 miles from their next camp, and… Read more »

Did You Know? – Ethical Expeditions Field School

Interested in ethno-cultural studies or biodiversity? Appreciate humanitarian efforts? Enjoy travelling? How about experiencing all three?and earning university credit? The Ethical Expeditions Borneo Field School is a travel-study program ?designed for undergraduate students to gain practical research experience in Ecology and Conservation in one of the world’s environmental hotspots.? The month-long 2012 program will travel… Read more »

20 Years of News and Views

we’re continuing our celebration of two decades of Voice history with an in-depth look at our very first issue. Called The Paper, it was published in the spring of 1993. Last week we learned some general trivia about the premiere issue. Now we’ll dip into the pages to see what news and views were important… Read more »