Minds We Meet—Olivia Shepherd

The Voice Magazine recently had a chance to chat with Olivia Shepherd, a 22-year-old student from Calgary, Alberta.  Olivia stated, “In the spirit of reconciliation, I acknowledge that the land in which I reside is the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Stoney Nakoda Nations, the Metis Nation (Region… Read more »

How to Cope When Your Kids are Driving You Crazy

Kids.  We love them to death.  They bring our lives so much joy.  They give us purpose, meaning, a reason to wake up every morning.  We can’t imagine our lives without them.  They can also be frustrating, exhausting, and just plain annoying.  Let me tell you—my kids are amazing.  They’re well-behaved, sweet, smart, funny, and… Read more »

For the Love of Science

It appears that the days where science was a great uniter are fading. The latest scientific dispute is centered around new research ethics embraced by an international scientific journal of science. That scientific journal is Nature, one of the more recognized multidisciplinary science journals which brands itself by claiming to publish the finest peer-reviewed research… Read more »

Editorial—Never Rains but Pours

Right now, hurricane Fiona is bearing down on the Atlantic provinces.  So if you’re there, I hope you’re reading this from safe shelter.  Otherwise, put this down and get to safe shelter right away, please. Have you noticed how things seem to pile on? COVID-19 brought health care crises and supply issues that sparked inflation… Read more »

AUSU Update

AUSU invites you to Indigenous Week from Sept. 19th-23rd, 2022, including three free virtual events on Zoom! First, join us on Tuesday, Sept. 20th at 5:00 p.m. MT, as Cree Elder and Storyteller Cheryle Chagnon-Greyeyes shares Medicine Wheel Teachings, traditional knowledge that can guide any journey using the fundamental concepts of wholeness, inter- relationship, inter-connectedness,… Read more »

What a Fashion Course Will Do For You

I was one of those women who looked grossly out of place in the oil and gas towers.  Other women looked considerably more polished than me, despite my best efforts.  I didn’t even have the dress sense to fit in with the uniformed baristas or concession stand servers.  Yes, I looked frumpy, and I felt… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Science Outreach Athabasca presents: 50,000 years of Arctic ground squirrels, volcanoes, and ancient DNA from Yukon Territory Tue, Sep 27, 7:00 to 9:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU and U of A news.athabascau.ca/events/science-outreach-athabasca-presents-50000-years-of-arctic-ground-squirrels-volcanoes-and-ancient-dna-from-yukon-territory/ No pre-registration necessary; access through above link Rural Resiliency:  Digital Divide Wed, Sep 28, 10:00 to 11:30 am MDT Online Hosted… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Bags of time.  Seeking tips on balancing full-time work with a full-time course load, a student benefits from others who are doing, or have done, the same, and who can manage to take the time to share their insights and suggestions. Discord There’s more than coffee percolating through the lounge.  Discussion threads… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Future of Work Scholarship Sponsored by:  Automotive Parts Manufacturer’s Association (APMA) Deadline:  September 30, 2022, 11:59 pm EDT Potential payout:  $2500 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be students at a Canadian post-secondary institution; studying in the areas of engineering, skilled trades, cross-border logistics, or policy leadership; pursuing a career in Canada’s automotive sector; and… Read more »

Which Fruits and Veggies Should You Eat in the Fall?

As the weather slowly transitions to autumn, there’s many fruits and veggies that soon become “out of season”.  Usually, September marks the end of summer berries and fruits, however there’s still plenty of harvest that makes this season exciting.  Given that we’re covered in a snowy tundra half the year, sometimes eating fruits in season… Read more »

Course Exam—HIST 210

HIST 210 (A History of the World in the Twentieth Century II) is a three-credit arts or humanities course that introduces students to the major economic, political, social, scientific, and technological developments in post-Second World War history.  HIST 210 has no prerequisites, but credit in at least one university history course is recommended.  This course… Read more »

What Happens When You Live the Dream

I just read an article called “31 Things That Happen When You Finally Decide to Live Your Dreams.” I’d recommend you read it just to get a sense of what occurs when you truly live the dream.  The article is so telling that I wondered if the author was a burgeoning movie star, celebrity, or… Read more »

Music Review—Planetaria

Artist: Celestial Son Album: Planetaria Electronic progressive rock band, Celestial Son, is releasing their third LP, Planetaria, on November 4th, 2022.  The album will be available for streaming anywhere you get your music.  In the meantime, Celestial Son has already released four singles from the album, which are available for streaming now. Hailing from Copenhagen,… Read more »