What is Ergonomy Ergonomics is the application of scientific information concerning human physiology to the design of objects, systems and environments for human use. Ergonomics applies to everything that involves people. Work systems, sports and leisure, health and safety should all embody ergonomic principles if they are well designed. Well applied ergonomic principles ensure that… Read more »

A VOICE EXCLUSIVE SERIES – The Popstar Experience, Part three

Part 3 in a continuing series about the Canadian Television talent competition, Popstars: The One. For part one of this series, see: In the weeks following the successful callback, we focused on the upcoming Toronto experience. Along with the other contestants, Amaya had signed a strict confidentiality agreement. The terms dictated that, with the exception… Read more »


We are pleased to announce that a new editor for the Voice has been hired, effective immediately. Tamra Ross Low was the successful applicant. Tamra is an Athabasca University student enrolled in a BA Psychology/Women’s Studies, and has been a Voice writer for almost two years, writing a weekly column that addresses a variety of… Read more »


The Voice wants to hear from you. Plans are underway for a new and improved students publication for AUSU members. Let us know what you like, what you don’t like, and what you would like to see. We also welcome comments on our articles and features. If you have something to say, drop a line… Read more »


ONLINE INTERNSHIP WITH NATIONAL MAGAZINE Position: volunteer editorial intern Location: various – job is fully online Duration: TBD REALM is a national Canadian magazine about life and work in your twenties and creating work you want. Located on every college and university campus across the country, REALM provides young Canadians with the tools they need… Read more »


. . COUNSELLING SERVICES RESOURCES PAGE IMPROVES ACCESS TO STUDY AIDS At Athabasca University we’ve numerous study-related resources, many created by AU staff, some collected by AU staff from other sources. Regrettably, many students seem to find these by chance if at all. Counselling Services has brought the resources together, so AU students in all… Read more »

ART OF LIVING PROJECT: U of A Professor Seeks Submissions for AIDS

Press release of Dr. Diana Davidson University of Alberta As people continue to be infected and affected by HIV, and the hope of an effective vaccine recedes longer and longer into the future, education and activism remain our best hopes in battling AIDS. Writing enables people to form arguments; provide testimony; break silences; trace histories;… Read more »

News From AU – Conference Connections

CONTRIBUTED BY AU’S THE INSIDER · CASE District VIII – March 8-11, 2003 – Coeur d’Alene, Idaho – “Connect in Coeur d’Alene.” Details: AMTEC (Association of Media & Technology in Education in Canada) -“E-convergence: Education, Media & Technology” – May 25-28, 2003, Montreal, Quebec. Call For Papers deadline is Dec. 15, 2002. Details:… Read more »

Are you an artist? AUSU Supports the arts!

AUSU is interested in purchasing original works of art from students for use in promotional purposes. These promotions may include: gifts from AUSU to graduates at convocation, tokens of appreciation for volunteers, special presentations, etc. The works of art must: -be created by an AU Student -be within a value range $0-$500. -be accessible or… Read more »


CLASSIFIED SPACE: Students of AU may print classifieds in The Voice free of charge (maximum three per issue) as long as they are not representing a company or product. Classified ads must follow the direct guidelines and ethics stated in the Voice Policy and should be submitted to the editor at with “?CLASSIFIED AD’… Read more »