Vol. 22 Iss. 21

Volume 22 Issue 21 - 05/23/2014

Meeting the Minds – Dr. Shauna Reckseidler-Zenteno

Dr. Shauna Reckseidler-Zenteno is an Associate Professor and Centre Chair for the Centre for Science in the Faculty of Science and Technology at Athabasca University. Currently responsible for about 800 students per year over five courses, Biology 325, 341, 401, 480 and Chemistry 301, she started with AU nine years ago in 2005. She was… Read more »

In Conversation with Jack Malmstrom, Part II

“Jazz washes away the dust of every day life.” – Art Blakey Jack Malmstrom is the swing clarinetist who put together Jack’s Cats, a vintage-style jazz sextet based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, that also includes keyboardist Gordon Fader, guitarist Dylan Quinn, bassist Mark Roberts, drummer Dave Skinner, and vocalist Kitty Farmer. The project, which quite… Read more »

Primal Numbers – The Boys and the Bees

Let me tell you ’bout the boys and the bees. It’s the same as the birds and the bees (sex and biology and all that stuff) except there aren’t any girls. At least not in the research lab, where testing is almost always done on male subjects, from fruit flies to humans. There are big… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Not the Best Sleep

Week after week I wrack my brain wondering what I’m going to write about in this space. What’s happening in the news is often the stimulus. Sometimes the calendar guides me, though therein also lays a challenge. After all these years how can I put a fresh spin on a Mother’s Day, Christmas, Groundhog Day… Read more »

Dear Barb:

Dear Barb: Hi, I am in my thirties and most of my friends are around my age or a little older. We are all starting to get crow’s feet and sunspots on our skin. I am okay with this, but a lot of my friends are spending loads of money on botox, filler, and other… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Her

Film: Her Director: Spike Jonze “Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.” – Genesis 2:7, NIV “So the bodhisattva saves all beings, not by preaching sermons to them, but by showing them that… Read more »

It’s All Geek to Me

If You’re a geek, you probably already know that May 25 is “Geek Pride Day.” This is the day for geeks worldwide to come out of their bedrooms and demonstrate pride in their geekiness. I’m not a geek (not that there’s anything wrong with being geek) but I have friends who are geeks. If you… Read more »

Music Review – Ari & Mia

Album: Land on Shore Artist: Ari & Mia These musical sisters from Boston are taking the Americana/folk rock music scene by storm. Land on Shore is the duo’s second album, after the success of their first album, Unruly Heart released in 2010, which ranked high on the national folk radio charts. Contributing their unique sound… Read more »

Editorial – Selling Sex Sells

One of the interesting things about the new email subscription list is that it provides a lot of information back to me so that I can see how the email is being responded to. For instance, it tracks how many people open it, how many times they open it, if they click on any of… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – After the Holiday

Victoria Day weekend is a pleasant respite from the busyness of term papers, finals, and thesis drafts, but coming off that vacation high makes it all the harder to buckle down and get to work. If you’ve had difficulty focusing this week, these resources might help you get back on track: Focus Online The Internet… Read more »

Did You Know – CRTC Looking for Input

The Canadian Radio-televistion and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is looking for public input on their new plans for television regulation. Input will be taken unti June 25th at this link. What they are looking for input into is their new plan to force broadcasters to allow us to purchase individual channels from broadcasters. Aside from a… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home and Abroad

At Home: University of Saskatchewan President Fired The University of Saskatchewan has been in the news quite a bit lately, first for firing tenured professor Robert Buckingham for being critical of the university administration’s plan to restructure the institution to save it money. Widespread media attention and public outcry quickly had the university re-hire him,… Read more »

Letters to the Editor

Dear Voice editors, In her May 2014 feature article, “Tricks for Tuition,” Barbara Lehtiniemi chastises sex working students, telling us that ?Reality is hard work, long hours, conflicting obligations, and difficult choices.? Not for nothing: so is sex work. I started doing sex work casually as a teenager, when I was living on my own… Read more »

Letters to the Editor

Dear Voice Editor, While I enjoy reading The Voice and have been excited to see some of the changes underway, I was disappointed to read Barbara Lehtiniemi’s “Tricks for Tuition” this past week. While I might not be surprised to find an article like this in a conservative-values publication, I expect more from The Voice…. Read more »