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Students are Voting

OTTAWA, June 18, 2019 – The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) released a polling report today, showing that post-secondary students are very motivated to vote in the upcoming federal election, and that political parties all have a chance to gain their support by addressing their main concerns. It is a common belief that young… Read more »

Editorial—A Labour of Love

Labour strife is never welcome.  Not by management, not by employees, and certainly not by customers.  In the case of AU, those customers are you, the students. That’s why I was exceptionally happy to read that the Athabasca University Faculty Association (AUFA) and AU Board of Governors have come to an agreement in principle.  It… Read more »

The Fly on the Wall—Happy Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day!

265 000 students have graced the proverbial halls of Athabasca University since it opened in 1970.  Despite differences of age or geography, we all share an intellectual bond as members of the academic diaspora that is AU.  Turns out, we are not alone in sharing a unique bond with those who are surrounded by a… 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 June 30: Deadline to apply for course extension for Aug Jul 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Aug 1 Jul 15: Aug degree requirements deadline NOTE: No Council Meeting in… Read more »

The Fit Student—Laugh Your Way to a Perfect GPA

A happy brain could make you a superstar student.  One Harvard study showed that “happiness is positively associated with GPA for students in grades 4-12.”  Another study “revealed a significant correlation between happiness and academic success.”  So, if happiness boosts GPA, why waste time being sad? In the undergrad, depression dipped my grades.  Due to… Read more »

Course Exam—PSYC 228

PSYC 228 (Introduction to Human Development) is a three-credit introductory psychology course that has students studying the basic concepts and mechanisms inherent in the process of human development from birth to old age, with an emphasis on the physical, cognitive, and socioemotional changes associated with each life stage. PSYC 228 has two precluded courses, which… Read more »

Dear Barb—Meet the New Boss

Dear Barb: Recently, I began working at a small company doing administrative work for the summer.  I’m halfway through my degree in business and looking forward to graduating.  Most of my summer jobs have worked out well, but this one is challenging.  My boss is in her early thirties and this is her first time… 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 Jun 15: AUSU In-Person Council Meeting Jun 15: July degree requirements deadline June 30: Deadline to apply for course extension for Aug Jul 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Aug… Read more »