Fly on the Wall—November 11, 2018

Behind ideas and actions lie belief systems; in times of war, philosophies have mortal consequences.  Veterans spent so much of their life’s vigour and vim because they believed in ideals of duty, democracy, nation, and honour; in short, everything that makes our society free.  Our liberty to study and flourish today exists because of these… Read more »

A Little Perspective

Everything is relative. I started getting organized for the holiday season.  I even finished shopping for one person.  When asked by a salesperson what I was shopping for they responded with “wow, you’re organized.” Except, I don’t feel organized.  Maybe for them, starting to shop and think about it in November is being organized.  But… Read more »

Twelve Effective Note Taking Strategies

Messy or incomplete note taking habits hinder a student’s ability to retain important course details.  Given that writing down notes is a major part of every course you take, equipping yourself with key note taking strategies supports you in getting the most from your education.  Writing information down, organizing it for visual cohesion, and having… Read more »

Course Exam—ENVS 200

ENVS 200 (Introduction to Environmental Studies) is a three-credit social science course.  It introduces students to the field of environmental studies and provides them with basic information about a variety of environmental issues, concepts, debates, events, and actors or thinkers.  This survey course presents an overview of key concepts related to environmental analysis such as… Read more »

Dear Barb—Moving On Too Soon?

Dear Barb: My mother passed away suddenly a couple of years ago and I miss her tremendously.  My kids miss her and my dad was devastated when she passed.  Recently, though, my dad has started seeing another woman and I am having a hard time accepting it.  She seems like a nice enough woman, but… Read more »

Remembering Honesty

As we approach Remembrance Day I have to, once again, confront the very real fact that I don’t really get it.  I know that might seem sacrilegious, “How can you not get Remembrance Day?” but I just don’t, not really, not in my gut. On an intellectual level, sure, it makes sense.  These are people… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name: Working Parent College Scholarship Program Sponsored by: Deadline:  December 8, 2018 Potential payout:  $1000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be legal residents of Canada, enrolled full- or part-time at an accredited Canadian post-secondary educational institution, have a GPA of at least 3.0, have worked an average of at least 12 hours for… Read more »

A Letter from Brazil

A friend from Brazil recently wrote: This is an outburst of a Brazilian friend who is struggling to one day see his country free from fascism. On Sunday the 28th there was elected a new president; he has already begun to carry out various atrocities with the population, the environment, with the Indians, and with… Read more »

Student Sizzle

AthaU Facebook Group Isabella is concerned that her requested AU transcript hasn’t arrived at its destination yet; ensuing discussion revolves around the merits of paying the extra fee for courier service.   Tania wonders if students can apply for the MA-IS program with a 3-year bachelors degree: yup!  Olivia posts a link to a new group… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) Info Session Wed, Nov 14, 4:00 to 5:00 pm MST Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business Register online at above link MBA in Hockey Management Info Session Thurs, Nov 15, 10:00 to 11:00 am MST Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business Register online at above link… Read more »

AUSU Update!

This space is provided free to AUSU: The Voice does not create or edit this content. Contact with any questions. IMPORTANT DATES Nov 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Dec 1 Nov 12: AUSU Office Closed in lieu of Remembrance Day Nov 15: Dec degree requirements deadline Nov 30: Deadline to apply… Read more »

The Vintage Voice

With the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I approaching, we explore two very different WWI-related articles. Visual reminders.  Writer and former Voice editor Christina M. Frey highlights some of the more significant movies set during World War 1.  “Films offer us the opportunity to immerse ourselves in an era long gone, to… Read more »

The Creative Spark!—Practice Music like a Pro

Do you want to write music like a grade 2 piano pro?  Or do you want to practice music like a genius? If so, here are my song writing tips followed by practical advice from a musical-master. First, listen to music for beats, lines, repetitions, variance—or a bell at the end of a chorus.  Study… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—Magic Bullet review

Since the review of the instant pot, I have yet to come across a small kitchen appliance that fits so snugly in small counter spaces and create delicious yet nutritious options for busy students.  That is until I recently purchased a second-hand blender that adds a nutritious twist to my usual meals.  Since starting the… Read more »