Porkpie Hat—Canadian Identity

A few days ago, an Australian acquaintance made some interesting observations on what she sees as essential aspects of “Canadianness”.  “What is it with you Canadians?” she mused, “you all seem to be so nice and polite, but at the same time, every one of you that I’ve met has been both twisted and brilliant… Read more »

Editorial—Alberta Voted

The election is over; the results, a surprise to almost nobody.   Unless you’ve been studiously avoiding major media networks and news programs you have undoubtedly already heard that the United Conservative Party of Alberta won the election, winning a majority of the votes and seats, and limiting opposition seats purely to Edmonton and a few… Read more »

Student Sizzle–AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Amy wonders how to find her tutor’s email if it wasn’t in the tutor letter; minutes later she has the AU directory link and the email address she seeks.  Julia weighs the merits of completing one course per month rather than tackling three at the same time.  Angela asks if she can… Read more »

The Fit Student—Treat Your Troubles with Nibbles

I’m branding a fitness app for a client.  Part of my role may include tweaking diets to tackle health concerns—and then getting the nod from certified dieticians. When it comes to a healthy diet, some tips seem basic: cut out added sugar, scrap trans fats, quit eating out, and fry nothing.  But once you’ve got… Read more »

AUSU Update

This space is provided free to AUSU: The Voice does not create or edit this content. Contact with any questions. IMPORTANT DATES Apr 30: Deadline to apply for course extension for June May 9: AUSU Council Meeting May 10: Deadline to register in a course starting June 1 May 15: June degree requirements deadline… Read more »

Twenty Revitalizing Spring Rituals

Persistently studying every spare moment, reading stacks of texts, and writing all winter, sometimes we go for weeks before glancing up to see what’s going on around us.  Gradually, the snow has melted, the car windows no longer require scraping, and green blades of grass begin resolutely poking out of the ground.  If your neck… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  TransCanada Scholarship Program Sponsored by:  TransCanada Deadline:  May 17, 2019, 11:59 pm EDT Potential payout:  up to $10,000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada, located in a community near TransCanada’s operations or projects, enrolled in a post-secondary institution, and would befits from supplementary education funding.  Further eligibility… Read more »

The Wonderful Malleability of Time

“Time isn’t the main thing. It’s the only thing.” – Miles Davis Here’s some good news for those of you balancing heavy course loads, family responsibilities, work, and who knows what else: Time is malleable, and, with a few small life changes, you can benefit from some of the infinite possibilities it offers. Humanity can… Read more »

The Study Dude—Becoming a Prof is Tough

If you want to become a professor, you’ve got it tough.   At least, that’s the view of Dr. Chris Davis, author of How to Become a Professor: A Non-traditional Guide. But wait! PhD programs throw money at you, don’t they?  Well, physical universities offer paid T.A.  and teaching roles.  But make sure you also apply… Read more »