Minds we Meet—Interviewing Alekzandrah Sparks

Alekzandrah Sparks currently lives on a farm in Vancouver Island and is enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Human Health major at Athabasca University with a goal of going to medical school and she secretly wants at least three PhD’s.  This is her story. Can you give us a little bit of background information… Read more »

The Fit Student—How to Eat Healthy on a Tight Budget

What should you do when your belly growls?  I interviewed with two social justice warriors days ago.   And I needed the job.  Badly.  We were meeting at a restaurant.  I wondered, “Would they buy dinner?”  Earlier that day, for the first time, I ate banana peels.  Without those peels, I’d have had no energy to… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—Enlightenment through Danger

The production of enlightened wisdom is not a matter of putting our names to a simple sign up sheet.  The methods we choose yield results proper to their context.  The devils we dance with, and classes we register in, make us who we are.  To face the unknown and the danger it entails is part… Read more »

Dear Barb—Winds of Change

Dear Barb: Hi, I hate to bring this up, but my husband needs to learn something about social etiquette. I don’t mean just manners; I mean passing air and burping! When we were dating, he had excellent manners, except for the occasional passing of air, which was understandable. Now he doesn’t care where he is… Read more »

Editorial—Food for Thought

The two main political parties on the federal scene in Canada are obviously the Liberals and Conservatives.  With a federal election on the horizon, everything and everything can become a campaign issue.  Including the Canada Food Guide.  You know what that is, it’s that thing you saw posters of when you were in Grade School,… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week!

Scholarship name:  Haywood Hunt 2019 Scholarship Program Sponsored by:  Haywood Hunt & Associates Inc Deadline:  August 31, 2019 Potential payout:  $1000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or have some other legal standing to study in Canada, and must be accepted or enrolled at a Canadian college or university for the 2018-2019… Read more »

Women of Interest—Truus Menger Oversteegen

Truus Menger-Oversteegen was a Dutch painter and sculptor who was honored for her anti-Nazi, Dutch resistance activities (along with her sister Freddie and a third woman, Hannie Schaft) during the Second World War. Oversteegen was born August 29, 1923, in the city of Haarlem in the Netherlands.  She and her younger sister were born to… Read more »

Vision, Principles, and Your Life Plan

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” – American Declaration of Independence “When we allow freedom to ring—when we let it ring from every city and every… 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 NOTE: No Council Meeting in July July 31: Deadline to apply for course extension for Sept Aug 8: AUSU Student Social in Calgary (details to come!) Aug 10: Deadline to register in… Read more »

Student Sizzle!—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Sonika is looking toward an MD degree following AU and was wondering about AU Psych acceptance and MCAT assistance, and while not a lot of definitive information came from it, she found some contacts that may help her in future. Phil 252 has claimed yet another student, as Lisa struggles to wrap… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Academic Integrity Webinar Tuesday, July 23, 5:00 to 6:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU Library library.athabascau.ca/orientations.html No pre-registration necessary Looking ahead… AUSU Annual Members Meeting Tuesday, August 13, 6:30 to 8:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AUSU www.ausu.org/event/ausu-annual-members-meeting-3/ No pre-registration required; e-mail governance@ausu.org for meeting package All events are free unless otherwise specified.

The Not-So Starving Student—Four Things I Learned

On my recent trip to Shanghai, I had the opportunity to partake in a traditional Chinese Medicine tea sampling experience that included sampling teas that catered to various bodily needs.  Unlike other tea sampling events, this one was also culturally enriching, as I learned about various tea mixtures, their histories, and the underlying principles of… Read more »

The Study Dude—Meditate for a Winning Mindset

Meditation can not only boost your grades but also invite you to feel the greatest freedom and deepest awakening imaginable. I’ve adopted a winning mindset.  I’m on my first week of changing my mind from a “me” focus to a “you” focus.  I’ve instantly rid myself of almost all grudges.  I’ve replaced my grudges with… Read more »

Course Exam—ACCT 250

ACCT 250 (Accounting for Managers) is a three-credit introductory accounting course that focuses primarily on how to provide managers with the management information they need for making informed decisions and introduces the role accounting plays in providing reports to external bodies, such as the federal government, banks, and other lenders of money.  ACCT 250 emphasizes… Read more »