Minds We Meet—Donna Canfield

Donna Canfield hops between BC and Alberta while taking her studies.  She is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of General Studies program and hopes to eventually be a police officer, a SWAT team agent, or an DEA agent.  This is her story. Can you give us a little bit of background information about yourself? Who… Read more »

Help is Out There

Anxiety affects every facet of a student’s life, and stress is a significant roadblock to our success. There are deadlines and coursework in multiple courses, exams looming, home-life, and expenses and responsibilities to consider. Taken all in one day, we can burden ourselves into a massive anxiety attack. This attack can take hours to resolve,… Read more »

The Slow Movement Movement

“Slow down, you’re movin’ too fast You got to make the morning last Just kicking down the cobblestones Looking for fun and feelin’ groovy” – Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel,  “The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)” Not to be confused with the various types of “the slow _____ movement,” an umbrella term for a… Read more »

Dear Barb—The Stuff Mom’s are Made Of

Dear Barb: My mother is in her mid seventies and is starting to slow down.  My father passed away five years ago and mom has stayed in our family home.  Recently, she decided to move into an apartment and has been getting rid of stuff.  The problem is mom expects me and my two sisters… Read more »

Editorial–All A-Board!

The UCP government of Alberta has made its first legal concrete moves (as opposed to those that a judge found concerning enough to reverse) toward post-secondary education.  I don’t think they’re good ones. They have started appointing/rewarding their cronies on the campaign trail, including failed UCP candidates, by putting them on various boards across the… 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 Aug 31: Deadline to apply for course extension for Oct Sep 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Oct 1 Sep 12: AUSU Council Meeting (tentative) Sep 15: AUSU Get out… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  FormSwift Scholarship Program Sponsored by:  FormSwift Deadline:  September 15, 2019 Potential payout:  $1000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be graduating high school, or be enrolled in a post-secondary institution as described in the eligibility requirements. What’s required:  An email with contact and school info, along with a business plan infographic on one of the… Read more »

Student Sizzle!—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group You can’t escape the cute cat pictures anywhere on the internet.  Kari shows how her cat loves receiving textbooks just as much as she does.  (Good luck doing that with e-texts!) Kevin asks about out of province pricing, as the figures for tuition don’t seem to match his receipts. Students point out… Read more »

The Fit Student—The Secret to Winning at College Sports

Physical universities offer students sports teams and intramurals.  But what if you study at AU and want to get serious about sports? I personally think sports offer the best extracurricular a student could choose.  Sports make you healthier, fitter, mentally sharper, and better looking.  And you might even go pro. Talk about pros, author Sarah… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—Four Types of Bubble Tea

One drink that has taken the world by storm is the iconic bubble tea.  Often the first thing that comes to mind is a clear cup filled with milk tea with tapioca “bubbles” at the bottom of the cup.  The tapioca and other toppings added give bubble tea a certain flare quite unlike any other… Read more »

The Study Dude—Seven Study Tips and Tricks

From worries to solving calculus, all students have issues.  But, like owners of Pitbulls, we’ve got to manage those hounds.  So, here are seven study tips and tricks to keep your study issues from gnarling your GPA: Tip 1: Snap your study schedule.  If you study at AU and a physical university, before “the first… Read more »

Course Exam—PSYC 435

PSYC 435 (Abnormal Psychology) is a three-credit, upper-level psychology course that examines human behaviors and mental phenomena that diverge widely from the normal. This course has no prerequisites, however, PSYC 289 (Psychology as a Natural Science), PSYC 290 (General Psychology), and PSYC 356 (Introduction to Personality Theories and Issues) are strongly recommended. If you are… Read more »