Minds We Meet—Interviewing Students Like You!

Justine Blanchet is a seventeen-year-old country singer and songwriter from Quebec.  She is in the Faculty of Business focusing on marketing classes to better market her music business.  You can learn more about her on her website and listen to her music on her YouTube channel.  This is her story. Can you give us a… Read more »

Student Engagement at a Distance

Distance education has been rising throughout the world thanks to computers and the internet.  Traditional on-campus classroom environments have been the norm, and, until the 1980’s, really the only possibility. The history of distance education is longer than you might expect.  In 1922, Pennsylvania broadcasted some of its courses through radio.  In 1953, the University… Read more »

Convocation Celebration!

Are you ready for the elation, the emotion, the high fives, and the cheering crowds? Students who finish their AU degree requirements by April 30 are eligible to attend AU’s convocation ceremonies this June in Athabasca, Alberta.  Will you be among the hundreds of excited graduands visiting the campus of Athabasca University for the first… Read more »

Dear Barb—Marital Business

Dear Barb: My wife and I have been together for seven years, married for four them.  I have always got along great with my in-laws.  My wife and her mother are very close and talk daily and that has never been a problem until recently.  We’re having some money problems right now and it’s leading… Read more »

Editorial—Tomorrow’s Problem

As we approach the Alberta election, I’m probably going to start looking more into the politics here in Alberta as well as out in Ontario.  The reason being that the United Conservative Party (UCP) here in Alberta has adopted language in their policies about demanding that all fees for student unions and student association be… Read more »

Porkpie Hat—On the Persistence of Memory

“No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.” – Haruki Murakami What a strange one-way journey all of us are on, this short trip from birth to death, with barely enough time to change out of our swaddling cloths, grab a quick canape or two, snap… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Google Scholar Webinar Tues, Mar 19, 9:00 to 10:00 am MDT Online Hosted by AU Library library.athabascau.ca/orientations.html No pre-registration necessary BComm/CPA  Info Session Tues, Mar 19, 5:00 to 6:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business business.athabascau.ca/event-details/bcomm-cpa-information-session-10/ Register online at above link Undergrad Program Orientation for New Students Wed, Mar 20, 5:00 to… Read more »

AUSU Update

This space is provided free to AUSU: The Voice does not create or edit this content. Contact services@ausu.org with any questions. IMPORTANT DATES Mar 15: April degree requirements deadline Mar 29: Deadline to apply for course extension for May Apr 10: Deadline to register in a course starting May 1 Apr 10: AUSU Council Meeting… Read more »

The Study Dude—Seven Tips to Ace University

Ace university with a capital A.  Sound good?  It’s really quite simple.  And you don’t need an Einsteinian brain either.  You only need to learn the art of studying. But you’re in luck.  The Study Dude’s read countless books on how to study.  So, here are seven tips to help you ace university from yet… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week!

Scholarship name:  Retail Education Scholarship Program Sponsored by:  Retail Council of Canada Deadline:  April 1, 2019 Potential payout:  up to $5000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be enrolled full- or part-time at a Canadian college or university for Fall 2019; pursuing a retail, business, or marketing related program; and currently working part- or full-time in the… Read more »

Tara’s Top 20 Tips for Happiness & Wellbeing

I was never a fan of regrets in life, and never had any—until I got older and somewhat wiser.  Surely, if you don’t have any regrets, chances are you haven’t made any major mistakes yet, or you’re living inside a box.  Regrets do seem to come with life experience.  Indeed, if I had the opportunity… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Chelsea asks if an Alberta journeyman certificate counts toward an AU degree; AU staffer Erin points her in the right direction.  Ang celebrates getting into law school after completing an AU degree.  Chanelle seeks help deciphering an ambiguous EDUC 201 exam description. Other posts include courses to complete while recovering from surgery,… Read more »

Five Tips for Booking Cheaper Flights—Student Edition

As summer vacations are right around the corner (despite the recent snowfalls), there are plenty of options for students to consider when it comes to vacations.  If part of your vacation plans require air travel, then this read can hopefully save you some of the time and money you spend with air-travel.  Last year was… Read more »

The Fit Student—Heal Thoughts that Kill

This morning, my loved one warned me, “Life is not ‘for getting.’  Life is ‘for giving,’ and in order to do that, you need to be forgiving to others—especially those who did not give you what you thought you were going to get.”  I’m not sure where my loved one found this quote.  She did… Read more »