Minds We Meet—Interviewing Students Like You!

All-around interesting fellow, our AUSU President, Brandon Simmons, reflects and comments on his life, books and television, kids and education, and hopes for the 2019-2020 Council period. How did you originally find our wonderful AU community? I was working as a contractor and due to my high school football injuries, it was difficult for me… Read more »

Don’t Believe Everything you Read

“FBI Raids CDC for Data on Vaccines & Autism,” “Obama and Michelle to Divorce.” These are examples of headlines you can find online.  Well, these are actually fake news headlines because Michelle and Obama are still married! Now, of course there are places (like those who claim aliens are living among us and the government… Read more »

The Time is Write Now

Wouldn’t it be nice to do something different this year? Every year you swear it will be different, but by the end of December, you realize it’s been the same old, same old. How about exploring your creative side?  How about being published?  How about earning some extra money? How about doing all three things… Read more »

Course Exam—HSRV/WGST 421

HSRV 421/WGST 421 (Advocacy from the Margins) is a three-credit course that introduces students to the meaning, history, tools, group processes, and strategies associated with advocacy for women and other marginalized groups who face injustice around the world.  This course stresses the importance of advocacy group processes as well as advocacy strategies and tools.  It… Read more »

Dear Barb—Toxicology

Dear Barb: I have a friend of many years, but I don’t know if I have changed or if she has changed, because lately I find her very annoying.  Sometimes she is unsupportive and judgmental of everything I do.  If I have a great achievement or reach a goal I’ve set myself, she is uninterested… 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 Jan 15: Feb degree requirements deadline Jan 15: Deadline to finish exams for course with Dec end Jan 30: Deadline to apply for course extension for Mar Feb 6: FaceBook Live interview… Read more »

Editorial–New Year, New Faces!

If the start of the year is any indication, it’s looking like this could be a really good year for The Voice Magazine.  We’ve got inaugural entries from two new student writers, plus the return of our own award-winning Barbara Lehtiniemi to write about, well, writing for the Voice Magazine; a topic I can always… Read more »

Screen Break

I made a conscious effort over the holidays to take some time away from work and screens in general.  I gave myself permission to read some books in the daylight (currently reserving only after 10 pm for personal reading) I also took a few days and spent them baking and cooking.  It was a great… Read more »

The Struggling Student Rants

“Money & Debt” is a touchy subject for a lot of people.  Some people just feel uncomfortable talking about money to strangers; others are confused about how money and finances work, and others just like to keep things private.  Hide their money under the mattress, if you will.  But it’s a topic I absolutely love… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—New Year’s Resolutions? No Body Needs ‘em!

Shadows lurk like clouds across the moon as we recollect the recent memories of New Year’s festivities.  Sooner or later, amidst the frolicking and laughter, the ominous questions arose, “Have you made any resolutions?”  It was as though Champagne or Canada Dry bubbles froze in mid-ascent as gaiety met psycho-social inquisition. Queries regarding New Years’… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

AU Library Orientation Saturday, January 12, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm MST Online Hosted by AU Library library.athabascau.ca/orientations.html No pre-registration necessary All events are free unless otherwise specified

19 New Actions to take in 2019

Bashing the notion of New Year’s Resolutions has become mainstream; people have become increasingly jaded and disillusioned.  With threats of global warming, weather catastrophes, and the continued support of psychopaths leading our countries on a downward spiral, resolutions can seem downright laughable. I’m one of those people who believe it’s the small things that create… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Robin seeks advice on how many courses to take at a time while working full time (and with two young children); many responses came and, so far, the one-at-a-timers are winning.  Lauralee wonders how long it takes for final marks to show up after all assignment grades are posted; no clear consensus… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  The Dick Shaw Memorial Scholarship Sponsored by:  ISEE West Deadline:  January 31, 2019 Potential payout:  up to $1000, plus other benefits Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants, be enrolled in, or about to enrol in, a full-time program at a Canadian college or university with some relevance to the… Read more »