Minds we Meet—Interviewing Katherine Huston

Katherine Huston is twenty-eight years old currently living in Calgary, Alberta.  She is enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts, English Major program and plans to eventually apply to Law School.  This is her story. Hey! Could you give us a little bit of information about yourself? Who are you? Where do you live, where do… Read more »

Porkpie Hat—Together and Apart

Like all our fellow travelers, our journey is too long, our journey is too brief.  We are immortal and god-like, filling up the universe; we are tiny and fragile, our lives as flickering and insubstantial as sparks from a campfire.  We carry our burdens across barren lands beneath what must be a thousand years of… Read more »

My Desk, My Planet

(Note: This poem was conceived shortly after a move, when my husband couldn’t understand why the first piece of furniture I needed was a desk. I found one I loved on Kijiji but the mister didn’t want to travel to that part of the city to pick it up, and so the seller very kindly… Read more »

Dear Barb—Texting, Texting, 1-2-3

Dear Barb: I’m wondering about the rules of texting.  I have some friends that I text and they get back to me right away, but others that take days.  I personally feel it is rude for someone not to answer a text; it would be the same as not answering a voice mail or email. … Read more »

Editorial—Creative Riding

Summer issues tend to be either very interesting or very dull.  This is because a lot of the things that usually drive The Voice Magazine writers, if not the writers themselves, are absent.  Convocation is over, the university itself slows down as so many people take summer holidays that many committees don’t meet, so changes… Read more »

Vintage Voice

We weren’t expecting to find much in the Voice‘s vault for Kebab Day, July 12.  But we were wrong!  And now we’re hungry! Dining under the stars. Writer Heather Fraser offers up tips for newbie campers, including menu suggestions—and cooking tips.  “It might sound good in theory, but don’t plan to cook everything over the… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Johnson Scholarship Program Sponsored by:  Johnson Insurance Deadline:  August 12, 2019, 11:59 pm EST Potential payout:  $1000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian residents, be completing high school in 2019, and be enrolled full-time for the 2019-2020 academic year at a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada.  Additionally, applicants must have, or must have… Read more »

The Fit Student—Give 110% Smiles and Laughter

The more we give 110% to life, the happier—and more successful—we grow.  We may smile more easily.  And smiles beget smiles.  Same with effort: 110% effort snowballs—and soon becomes second nature.  After all, it takes “anywhere from 18 days to 254 days for people to form a new habit.”   Best of all, each day gets… Read more »

Student Sizzle!—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Fiona is frustrated that she’s still waiting for assignment marks from May and early June, and the course is already over; responses stress the importance of complaining when service standards are not met.  After three courses with only online materials, Sam is startled to receive a postal notice of AU materials on… 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 Jul 15: Aug degree requirements deadline NOTE: No Council Meeting in July July 31: Deadline to apply for course extension for Sept Aug 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Sep… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—Try an Exploration Studybreak!

Kids often want to play outdoors this time of year and by doing so they set a great example for us as studious summer students.  Why not follow their lead; but what to do in the great outdoors? Maybe hop in a canoe! And if a canoe isn’t present, or it’s out in the garage… Read more »

AU-Thentic Event

AUGSA Annual General Meeting Tues, July 16, 6:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AUGSA www.augsa.com/news/augsa-annual-general-meeting-july-16-2019/ No pre-registration necessary; access meeting online through above link

How to Stay Healthy During the Summer

As summer starts and a lot of people are taking time away from work or school to enjoy the outdoors, it is easy to have the “school’s out!” attitude.  We all know what that attitude is like.  It’s telling us to go have fun and not care.  Having fun by eating a lot, drinking, staying… Read more »

The Study Dude—Secrets of List-Making to Skyrocket Your Success

Lists!  Most of us do them all wrong.  But not after today.  I’ve discovered list-making secrets that will skyrocket your academic and career success.  And, hey, these secrets can even make your biggest dreams a reality. I recently went to a job interview.  The interviewer expressed interest in me as a candidate, but I knew… Read more »