Minds We Meet—Molly Rusch

Molly Rusch lives in the small down of Tillsonburg, Ontario, with her son and her soon-to-be husband.  She is almost finished her first semester toward a Bachelor of Arts in English and plans to eventually teach grades four to eight.  In her spare time, she enjoys videogaming and spending time quality time with her family. … Read more »

Porkpie Hat—Canadian Identity

A few days ago, an Australian acquaintance made some interesting observations on what she sees as essential aspects of “Canadianness”.  “What is it with you Canadians?” she mused, “you all seem to be so nice and polite, but at the same time, every one of you that I’ve met has been both twisted and brilliant… Read more »

Dear Barb—On the Tip of the Tongue

Dear Barb: I’m planning a dinner party but almost everyone has some kind of food issue.  For example, one person is gluten free, one is on a keto diet, one is vegetarian and one is allergic to nuts.  I don’t know what to do! Should I just prepare dinner and hope for the best! Janine…. Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

SingularityU Livestream Apr 23 & 24, 8:00am to 6:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU news.athabascau.ca/events/singularityu-livestream/ Register online at above link Online MBA Info Session Wed, Apr 24, 10:00 to 11:00 am MDT Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business business.athabascau.ca/event-details/online-mba-executives-information-session-2019-apr24/ Register online at above link Science Outreach – Athabasca: Living with Artificial Intelligence, past,… Read more »

Is Amazon Spying on You?

Amazon’s electronic device is known as Echo.  It is the conduit for their voice activated virtual assistant, Alexa, similar to Apple’s Homepod for Siri, and Google Home with the Google Assistant.  With this device a user can find answers to many questions as well as change your thermostat, stream music, and schedule appointments.  Alexa software… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—To Dream, To Grow

In some sense, all that goes into making us who we are at the academic level cay be summed up in the immortal lyrics of the REM song “Losing My Religion”: “that was just a dream” they sang (REM, online).  And what a wonderful dream it is; AU sets us off on a previously unimaginable… Read more »

Editorial—Alberta Voted

The election is over; the results, a surprise to almost nobody.   Unless you’ve been studiously avoiding major media networks and news programs you have undoubtedly already heard that the United Conservative Party of Alberta won the election, winning a majority of the votes and seats, and limiting opposition seats purely to Edmonton and a few… Read more »

Student Sizzle–AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Amy wonders how to find her tutor’s email if it wasn’t in the tutor letter; minutes later she has the AU directory link and the email address she seeks.  Julia weighs the merits of completing one course per month rather than tackling three at the same time.  Angela asks if she can… Read more »

The Fit Student—Treat Your Troubles with Nibbles

I’m branding a fitness app for a client.  Part of my role may include tweaking diets to tackle health concerns—and then getting the nod from certified dieticians. When it comes to a healthy diet, some tips seem basic: cut out added sugar, scrap trans fats, quit eating out, and fry nothing.  But once you’ve got… 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 Apr 30: Deadline to apply for course extension for June May 9: AUSU Council Meeting May 10: Deadline to register in a course starting June 1 May 15: June degree requirements deadline… Read more »

Twenty Revitalizing Spring Rituals

Persistently studying every spare moment, reading stacks of texts, and writing all winter, sometimes we go for weeks before glancing up to see what’s going on around us.  Gradually, the snow has melted, the car windows no longer require scraping, and green blades of grass begin resolutely poking out of the ground.  If your neck… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  TransCanada Scholarship Program Sponsored by:  TransCanada Deadline:  May 17, 2019, 11:59 pm EDT Potential payout:  up to $10,000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada, located in a community near TransCanada’s operations or projects, enrolled in a post-secondary institution, and would befits from supplementary education funding.  Further eligibility… Read more »