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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 »

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 »

Dear Barb—Airing it Out

Dear Barb: I have just moved into a new neighbourhood and I think I may have picked a questionable area.  I have noticed two of my neighbors walking around their house naked.  Another person does their gardening naked, mind you, they do have a five foot fence around their yard.  But from a certain angle… Read more »

Editorial—Dis-Orientation

Athabasca University has recently released their brand new university orientation site. You can check it out yourself at http://orientation.athabascau.ca/ if you want to see what AU feels is important for new and prospective students.  You may not want to, however, if you want to avoid doubts about AU’s competency on the web. I popped in… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Arctic Physical Therapy Scholarship Sponsored by:  Arctic Physical Therapy Fairbanks Deadline:  August 31, 2019 11:59 pm EST Potential payout:  $500 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian or U.S. residents, be attending university or college in Canada or the U.S. on a full-time or part-time basis by January 2020 (any field of study,) and… Read more »

Athabasca University Should Consider Competitive Gaming.

It’s often said that collegiate sports can build a strong community for schools and raise their home school’s esteem.  That increased recognition from a renowned athletics program can attract more students and provide opportunities for the school to generate more revenue. Sports teams are a common and traditional component to many Canadian universities that Athabasca… Read more »

The Study Dude—Your Journey Will Lead to Success

I know this much about your journey:  You likely have studied or will be studying at AU.  You have worked or will likely work a career.  And you’ve suffered hardships and heartaches. I write because I pray your journey leads to success.  Author Lana Otoya says “One way to make sure your journey is fulfilling… Read more »