Vol. 21 Iss. 37

Volume 21 Issue 37 - 10/04/2013

Mental Health on Campus

Across the country, university campuses are seeing a sharp increase in the number of students seeking help dealing with mental health issues. As Dr. Su-Ting Teo, director of Ryerson University’s health services, told CTV’s W5 in a recent episode, ?I’ve been here almost 13, 14 years and . . . the sort of volume and… Read more »

AUSU Update

Dear Members, You may have recently seen information on the internet speculating about the future of Athabasca University. These reports suggest that the Alberta government may broker a merger between AU and University of Alberta, and that this may result in drastic changes to the services and programs offered to students AU students. We want… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Being a Grown-up

One of the things that kept me going through the long months of work on the festival was the notion, the appeal, the promise of a well-deserved break when I was done. It seems I said no, mentally or verbally, to a lot of interesting and exciting possibilities this summer. I did what I needed… Read more »

Primal Numbers – Eternal Youth

The lure of eternal youth has captured our imaginations for centuries. From the legendary Fountain of Youth to the lotions and potions of the beauty industry, the idea of being forever young?or at least looking like it?remains popular. Now, science might finally have a way for you to achieve it. It’s an exciting breakthrough, but… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Tent City, U.S.A.

Film: Tent City, U.S.A. Director: Steven Cantor Genre: Documentary ?I’m going to get my blessings, because I always have faith.? Tee Tee, featured in the film Tent City, U.S.A. One of the most moving music videos ever made is of homeless Englishman Gavin Bryars singing ?Jesus? Blood Never Failed Me Yet.? There’s just something about… Read more »

Gregor’s Bed – Silent Comedy

Album: Bill Frisell, Silent Comedy ?. . . there’s a point when I start writing music, when It’s just me talking to the music. It’s all I can think about. I can’t force the music; whenever I have some strong pre-conceived idea or I’m forced into some corner, it doesn’t come out. So I try… Read more »

JOB POSTING – Managing Editor, The Voice Magazine

The Voice Magazine is seeking a new Managing Editor to handle all the day-to-day duties of publishing The Voice each week. We publish 50 issues per year each Friday. Hours are flexible, but you must be able to devote 25-30 hours per week to the job. The Editor will work from home and must have… Read more »

Did You Know? – Quizlet

School may have just started, but those midterms are coming up fast?and It’s time to start thinking of study strategies. Quizlet, whose goal is to ?build beautiful, simple software that helps students learn,? is free web-based software that allows you to search for study aids or create your own. Originally created by a high school… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Mental Health Awareness

Next Thursday is the WHO’s World Mental Health Awareness Day, and in Canada the entire week of October 6-12 is dedicated to Mental Illness Awareness. Whether you (or your family and friends) deal with the daily reality of living with a mental health issue, or you want to help work toward increased awareness and acceptance… Read more »