Minds We Meet—Kris Hine

Kris Hine is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Psychology program with a minor in sociology after being out of school for ten years.  He is living in Alberta and in his spare time he enjoys playing with his dogs and cat, mediating, yoga, and cooking.  This is his story. Can you give us a… Read more »

Sheep in Wolves’ Clothing

Your joy is your sorrow unmasked, And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears. And how else can it be? The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. ~ Khalil Gibran Confess to feeling a negative emotion and voices will clamour to… Read more »

The Struggling Student Rants—How to Manage a Household on a Budget

Remember your very first paycheque?  The one from that paper route you had in minus-thirty-degree weather?  Or from the babysitting gig for the neighbour’s little angels who turned into Damien when their parents walked out the door?  Did that paycheque come with “how-to” instructions?  Unlikely.  I know I blew my first paycheque getting pink fuzzy… Read more »

Dear Barb—Sleeping Dogs Lie

Dear Barb; Hi, my father passed away four years ago and my siblings and I were devastated.  I would say my mother was as well, but now I’m not so sure.  A few months after my dad died, my mom went out for a visit to B.C. to see my uncle—my dad’s younger brother.  When… Read more »

Editorial—Protesting the Protests

Last Wednesday, March 20th, a lot of post-secondary students in Ontario walked out of class at noon to protest Doug Ford’s recent changes to OSAP and against the Student Choice Initiative which I spoke about last week.  Well intentioned, I’m sure, and it garnered some headlines, but given the recent walk out of high school… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Katy is curious how the AU honours list works, and why the recipient list hasn’t been updated since 2017; we wonder about that too, Katy!  Another poster is looking for “easy” courses; students contemplate a conspiracy to pass off the absolute worst courses as easy. Other posts include laptop shopping tips, requesting… Read more »

Women of Interest—Mary Agnes Snively

Mary Agnes Snively was born on November 12, 1847, in St Catharines Ontario and died 85 years later on September 26, 1933.  She never married nor had children.  Snively was an educator and a nurse who was known as the “Mother of Nurses in Canada.” After graduating high school Snively taught for almost twenty years. … 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 29: Deadline to apply for course extension for May Apr 10: Deadline to register in a course starting May 1 Apr 11: AUSU Council Meeting Apr 15: May degree requirements deadline… Read more »

The Vintage Voice

Since you’re living life online, you probably already know that March 18 to 24 is Introverts Week.  We uncocooned long enough to find some introvert references in our pages. Maybe labels are a good thing.  Writer Bill Pollett wonders if being labelled would help us understand ourselves.  “We all like to think that we transcend… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Online MBA Info Session Wed, Mar 27, 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-mar27/ Register online at above link Business Undergrad Info Session Thurs, Mar 28, 12:00 to 1:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business business.athabascau.ca/event-details/business-undergraduate-information-session-12/ Register online at above link Reimagining the Things We Want:… Read more »

The Fit Student—Don’t Break your Beautiful Bones

Your bones look beautiful.  Bones, like diamonds, are everyone’s best friend.  So, don’t break ‘em. A loved one has osteoarthritis.  But many of us, especially older women, get osteoporosis.  Osteoporosis “occurs when the bones are broken down faster than they are built up” (Hinish, location 1551 of 2297, 68%).  My loved one does heavy fitness,… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—It’s Our Time

Procrastination whispers through the hallways of our studying minds.  With ironic and grim efficiency, it prompts a desire for flight from productive pursuits.  We know that moments of aversion can add up to days of lost productivity.  Nothing is easier to brush aside than a textbook, nothing’s quicker to minimize than a window on our… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Lyle Makosky Values and Ethics in Sport Fund Sponsored by:  True Sport Foundation Deadline:  April 30, 2019 Potential payout:  amount varies; estimated to be $2000 or more. Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents, be active in Canadian sport as an athlete, practitioner, or educator, and (if an athlete) be… Read more »

Unusual Ways to Get the Most out of Your Education

Most students know they should study hard, read all required course material, and do their best to get the most out of their expensive educations.  However, sticking with the predictable can lead to a general malaise and boredom with course work.  Beyond the usual studying and reading responsibilities, it’s beneficial to practice other unique methods… Read more »

Porkpie Hat—The Sorest Throats

“but you should never be embarrassed by your trouble with living ‘cause it’s the ones with the sorest throats, Laura, who have done the most singing” -Bright Eyes Serge Gainsbourg once wrote “I’ve succeeded at everything, except my life.” It’s a quote that resonates strongly with me.  I find it especially interesting, coming from someone… Read more »