Minds We Meet—Lorie Tran

Lorie Tran resides in Calgary, Alberta and is currently in Third year of the Bachelor of General Science program.  She is also a new member of AUSU’s MEC Committee position at AUSU.  About that, she said, “I hope I can contribute my support to students during this year with their student life.  I want to… Read more »

Who Should Students Vote for in the 2021 Election?

An election was called on August 6, 2021, by Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, Canadians will head to the polls on September 20, 2021.  This leaves many voters asking, who should I vote for? As students, our concerns often focus on what each party will do regarding tuition and student debt.  This is every party’s platform… Read more »

9/11 Twenty Years Later

History, like life and learning, is about more than big moments.  Graduations, weddings, fireworks, and final marks only serve as pointers on the path toward understanding the world and our place in it.  So let’s pause and remember that, of 40,000 Canadians who served in Afghanistan, a full 10% are likely to be diagnosed with… Read more »

Dear Barb—The Usual Meaning of Distance Learning

Dear Barb: My son has just moved away to university.  He is a six-hour drive from home, so it’s not that easy to hop in the car and visit.  He’s always been a good kid and did well in school and never caused his father and me any problems.  However, I noticed a change in… Read more »

Editorial—Protecting Responsibility of Expression

This issue, we’ve got another student who has put her two cents in on the election, taking on the task of creating her own summary of some of the student focussed policies.  Even if you’ve already read my rundown, you should probably read hers as she puts some thought into what these various promises actually… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group You almost have to study to book the exam, amIright?  Several queries demonstrate that booking an exam isn’t as easy as it should be, but props to the AthaU community for helping other students navigate the process. Discord Word count is in the eye of the beholder.  A thread in #general reveals… Read more »

Music Review—Painkiller Twighlight

Artist: Elko Album: PAINKILLER TWILIGHT Egyptian/Canadian nonbinary artist, Elko, has released their new EP, PAINKILLER TWILIGHT.  The album was written during quarantine, reflected in the overall theme of disillusionment that permeates through PAINKILLER TWILIGHT.  The lead single “Dishonest” is accompanied by a music video shot by Cincinnati media outlet, Soul Serum. Growing up in a… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  2021 Youth Essay Contest Sponsored by:  Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms Deadline:  October 31, 2021, 11:59 pm Pacific Time Potential payout:  up to $2000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be young Canadians who will be between the ages of 15 and 24 on the date they submit their essay. What’s required:  An online application… Read more »

Local Shout Out—Calgary and Area, Part II

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses (CFIB) estimates potential permanent closures of up to 222,000 small and medium-sized businesses, depending on how the situation evolves.  That’s 21 percent of all Canadian businesses.  The corresponding job losses would range between 962,000 and 2,951,000 Canadian workers. While most of us are struggling financially right now,… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

MBA for Executives Webinar Tue, Sept 21, 10:00 to 11:00 am MDT Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business news.athabascau.ca/events/mba-for-executives-webinar-20210921/ RSVP through above link Metis Identity Thur, Sept 23, 2:00 to 4:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU and X University news.athabascau.ca/events/metis-identity/ Register through above link ATTACH webinar series: Qualitative Methods and Normalization Process Theory… Read more »

Facial Yoga—A Must Do or a Faux Pas?

Yoga is a form of passive exercising that incorporates stretching one’s body, and it has been shown to help improve overall health and well-being.  It is considered a good way to start your morning if you can make time for it, but a beauty-inspired form of yoga may take priority over stretching limbs if the… Read more »

AUSU Update!

Federal Election Coming This Monday! The Federal Election is September 20 and your vote matters! The AU student body vote brings weight to issues your President and Vice-President External discuss with Members of Parliament and government officials. By voting, you make it easier to advocate for lowering interest on loans, increasing bursaries, expanding job programs,… Read more »

The Study Dude—Other Methods of Note Taking

You’ve got to take notes on a lecture or textbook, but you don’t particularly like the note-taking system I outlined last week? No fear.  This article will fill you in on some alternative note-taking systems, perhaps one that works best for your learning style. Last week, I covered taking notes using my personal system, which… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Meal Planning

This week I want to discuss the value of meal planning.  Full disclosure, I’m not an expert at it, but I can see the benefits of planning out your meals.  In September of 2019, my family started planning out what we’d eat for dinners so that it was easier when the time came to make… Read more »