Local Shout-Out—Edmonton and Area

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses (CFIB) estimates potential permanent closures of up to 222,000 small and medium-sized businesses, depending on how the situation evolves.  That’s 21 percent of all Canadian businesses.  The corresponding job losses would range between 962,000 and 2,951,000 Canadian workers. While most of us are struggling financially right now,… Read more »

Beyond Literary Landscapes—Journalism, Part I

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 »

AUSU Update!

This update is provided to The Voice by AUSU. Contact with questions. Important news for students! Athabasca University is offering another round of emergency bursaries following the successful distribution of $444,000 during the summer 2020 and spring 2021 cycles. By getting bursaries into the hands of learners who need them most, AU hopes to… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Beef Jerky

Karl recently asked if it was possible to make beef jerky at home.  I wasn’t sure it was possible without a dehydrator.  Upon some quick googling, I discovered that it was indeed possible.  A YouTube series I watch (The Bearded Butchers) has an episode where they make deer jerky with a selection of their spices,… Read more »

Reward Yourself the Healthy Way—You Deserve It!

You’ve studied hard.  You’ve minded the kids.  You’ve worked an eight-hour shift.  Whatever you’ve done effort-wise, it’s time to give yourself a reward.  You’ve earned it! But how does a healthy reward sound? Here are some not-so-lavish but super healthy ways to pat yourself on the back and bask in your achievements.  These are my… Read more »

Course Exam—ADMN 405

If you have a course that you would like to see a Course Exam article written for or you recently took a course that you would like to recommend to other AU students, please feel free to reach out with the course name and number, and any questions or feedback you may have.  We’ll be happy to… Read more »

Dear Barb—Split Parenting

Dear Barb: Hi, my wife and I got married three years ago and our first child is two years old.  The problem is we have hugely different ways of parenting.  I am strict, while she’s more lenient.  We want to raise our children to be good people with the right morals and values.  I don’t… Read more »

AUSU Update

This update is provided to The Voice by AUSU. Contact with questions. Thank you to everyone who filled out our 2021 Annual Survey! We received plenty of valuable feedback and look forward to reviewing the results over the coming weeks. AUSU will be randomly selecting winners today for the $2,500 in prizes, and the… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—Space and Sounds

Space can be on a page, between our thoughts, when no one’s around, or in between planets.  Ideas connect our minds between moments just as words connect our selves with others.  Space makes things what they are.  In outer space there’s the planet Mars, that blank canvas of potential and mystery for human history long… Read more »