Vol. 22 Iss. 33

Volume 22 Issue 33 - 08/22/2014

Free at Last? – Why We Still Need to Talk about Slavery

On August 23, UNESCO marks the sombre “International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition.” The Slave Trade referred to in UNESCO’s proclamation is the so-called Atlantic slave trade, in which more than 12 million men, women, and children were wrenched from their homes in Africa to toil in the fields… Read more »

The Writer’s Toolbox – Special Effects

The CGI wizards discussed effecting some special effects that would affect each viewer’s affect. Tongue tied in knots? Try spelling it! Effect and affect are commonly confused and misspelled even by grammar gurus. This week’s Toolbox will sort the two words and their various usages and meanings. The Verb Effect Does Not Mean Influence This… Read more »

Primal Numbers – Holodecks on Holiday, Part II

Welcome back to the USS Enterprise, where the next big thing in travel awaits you: a holiday on the holodeck. No need to pack, buy insurance, or get inoculated. Soon, you can take the entire family to Europe from the comfort of your couch. The only question is, who will control what you see when… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Rest In Peace

Like the rest of the world I was shocked and saddened by the death of Robin Williams. The first reaction is disbelief?how could this be true? Then to hear the early reports that he died by his own hand seemed to make the story doubly tragic. It’s one thing to die suddenly or after a… Read more »

Dear Barb – Privacy and Libido

Dear Barb: I read your column a few weeks back from Matt who deactivated his face book account. I can relate, as I’ve been considering doing the same thing. Every time I begin dating a new girl and we become Facebook friends, she goes through my pictures and asks me about all my previous girlfriends…. Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Vipassana

Album: Vipassana Artists: Eric Harland – Voyager “The deepest secret is that life is not a process of discovery, but a process of creation.” – Eric Harland “E-Land in the house Layin? down tracks Tryin? to promote consciousness Come on . . . It’s about you. ” – Eric Harland on “Relax” Eric Harland’s roster… Read more »

Gregor’s Bed – Nebraska

Film: Nebraska Director: Alexander Payne Writer: Bob Nelson DAVID: Hey, Dad, how about we go see Mount Rushmore? WOODROW: We don’t have time to see that! DAVID: It’s just 30 minutes off the interstate. And we’re right here. WOODROW: It’s just a bunch of rocks! – Dialogue from Nebraska Woody wants to go to Nebraska… Read more »

The Study Dude – Unconventional Strategies

There is nothing more that The Study Dude wants than for you to have gainful employment, reams of extracurricular activities, a social life, and a 4.0 GPA to boot. Think it’s impossible? Well, our friend Cal Newport (2007) thinks you can have it all. In these articles, as The Study Dude, I’ll try to give… Read more »

Editorial – Plans Derailed

I had a good piece lined up about e-text books about how students weren’t getting what they were promised and how we should all be pressuring the university to make good on it, based on a question and subsequent response in the AU Landing, but it turns out I was jumping the gun. What I… Read more »

AUSU Update

This space is provided free to AUSU: The Voice does not create this content. Contact ausu@ausu.org with questions or comments about this page. IMPORTANT DATES, AUGUST ? August 4: AU & AUSU closed ? Civic Holiday ? August 10: registration deadline for a Sept 1 start date ? August 13: AUSU Council Meeting ? August… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Lasting Harvest

Right now winter is probably the last thing we want to think about, but a bit of foresight now will help preserve?literally?the summer harvest we’re enjoying on our tables. Hit up the farmer’s market, gather your supplies, and stock your pantry for the colder weather! Savour the Flavour Fresh herbs add incredible flavour, but you… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home and Abroad

At Home: Students Who Want Work not Welcome at Federal Gov?t CBC News is reporting that, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has found that, since 2009, the hiring of summer students by the federal government has decreased by more than a third, and by almost a quarter during the regular academic year. This in… Read more »