Minds We Meet—Luisa Depta

The Voice Magazine recently had a chance to chat with Luisa Depta (she/her), a Bachelor of Arts – Psychology student from Alberta, who plans to continue on to a Master’s in Counselling. On a personal note, Luisa let us know, “I was born, raised and still live in Southern Alberta.  I live with my husband… Read more »

Black Tulip

Later she wondered if she’d heard the thump before or after she looked out the window.  Not that it mattered—what mattered was she’d heard it.  If she’d gone to work, she wouldn’t have heard it, nor would she be gazing out the window now.  He was down below, exactly where she’d seen him earlier, legs… Read more »

Alberta’ 2023 Election

Elections in a parliamentary democracy are much like a high school dance: sometimes there’s a core theme and often there’s fixed dates for their occurrence.  Human dates matter too, as any dance attendee knows.  It’s a reason why many students stay away from prom; on the other hand, if you had a special someone dance… Read more »

Editorial—The Feature of Choice

Each week, I get to pick three articles that I want to feature on the website.  These three are “above the fold” as it were and are more likely to have people click into them to check them out.  Naturally, the first thing that goes into these is our student interviews.  Meeting fellow students, being… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

MBA For Executives Webinar Tues, May 30, 10:00 to 11:00 am MDT Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business news.athabascau.ca/events/mba-for-executives-webinar-20230530/ RSVP through above link Library Chat Tues, May 30, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU Library www.athabascau.ca/library/index.html No pre-registration needed; access through chat box on home page Library Chat Wed, May… Read more »

Hundreds of International Students Defrauded and to be Deported

Canada is in search of individuals with great Canadian potential, and one of the best places for us to identify and seek out new Canadians is through our post-secondary school system, but the recent uncovering of how “consultants” are getting international students into Canada threatens to shatter the lives of hundreds of international students by… Read more »

Music Review—PUFF

Artist: Vanity Mirror Album: PUFF Toronto’s Vanity Mirror has released their debut LP, PUFF.  The album is available for streaming anywhere you get your music. Vanity Mirror consists of Brent Randall (Gentle Brent) and Johnny Toorney (The Turns).  The duo is best known for their previous achievements with Los Angeles based, baroque-pop group, The Electric… Read more »

Beyond Literary Landscapes—Composition

From my early beginnings as a young introvert, the public library has always been a bit of a refuge.  Years later, not much has changed, albeit with an additional affinity for endless hours spent scouring second-hand bookstores to add to my ever-growing “to-read” pile. From one bookworm to another, this column will be underscoring and… Read more »

Student Sizzle—Following What’s Hot!

AthaU Facebook Group Too hot to handle.  A discussion thread prompted by AU’s announcement of an annual fee to access academic transcripts gets too fiesty and is pulled off the page. Discord Guardians at the gate.  A few posts discuss the recently-implemented requirement for installing the guardian secure browser for ProctorU-invigilated exams.  Nobody’s lovin’ it…. Read more »

Treating my Parents on May Long Weekend

Last weekend was May long weekend.  While I typically work a part-time job during the weekends, I found that this year I wanted to take a breather and take my parents out for dinner.  My folks are from out of town, and I found that the older I get, the less time I feel I… Read more »

Master a Skill with AI

If we want to write books or create courses, we have some great AI resources.  AI is cheap, at roughly $10 per AI platform.  I tried the free version of the Tome.app, which can instantly generate book outlines or pdf presentations on any topic.  All we need to do is indicate our subject, “Study advice”… Read more »

How Single Moms and Dads Can Exercise with Their Kids

I did some banking last week and encouraged my banker to exercise.  She said she used to exercise but stopped because she lacked energy.  I told her how when I stopped exercising, my power waned but skyrocketed only once I restarted my fitness program.  She sounded inspired and then said, “But I have no time. … Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Boom & Bucket’s Student Scholarship Program Sponsored by:  Boom & Bucket Deadline:  June 15, 2023, 12:00 pm CT Potential payout:  $1000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be enrolled, or planning to enrol, in a program related to heavy equipment at a college or trade school in Canada or the U.S. What’s required:  An online… Read more »