China vs Canada: Tim Hortons Comparison

For many, Tim Hortons brand represents Canadian identity almost as well as our hockey fanaticism and our cravings for the iconic maple syrup. Halfway across the world, I came across a rare find – a Tim Hortons Cafe in the middle of a bustling street in Shanghai, China. I was also feeling slightly homesick and… 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 Oct 11-15: Advance Polls open for Federal Election Oct 15: Nov degree requirements deadline Oct 17: AUSU Council Meeting Oct 21: Canada Federal Election Oct 30: Deadline to apply for course extension… Read more »

The Study Dude—How Busy Moms and Pops find the Time to Study

Have you ever wondered how busy moms and pops make the grade?  How they pass grad school while holding part-time jobs and raising a family?  They must have some secrets to share.  And I’ve found a book that tells all.  Faithann Brown, MBA, lays out time-savers for swamped students in her book Returning to School… Read more »

Course Exam—FNCE 249

FNCE 249 (Personal Investing) is a three-credit introductory business course that helps students gain the knowledge and skills to effectively manage their personal investments. Students will gain an understanding of the budgeting and investment process, familiarity with investment math and terminology, and the ability to apply and assess different approaches to investing. This course has… Read more »

Dear Barb—Brotherly Loss

Dear Barb: Recently I lost my younger brother to cancer. He was only thirty years old and just beginning his life. It was the worst experience of my life. He suffered for three years and we all hoped he would beat this terrible disease, but, in the end, he succumbed. We’re trying our best as… Read more »

The Creative Spark—Don’t Get Fleeced!

Sometimes creative folks get used.  It happens all the time in business.  Just don’t let it happen to you. Sadly, the way the system works, you need deep pockets to defend yourself.  So, if you get used and abandoned by a large corporation, keep in mind that the legal system favors those with bucks. I… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—Keep Calm and Study On

Tick tock.  Hear that?  It’s the mounting clamour of approaching deadlines.  Time slips inexorably past, and with dire consequences, when we are trying to study.  It’s unsettling, to say the least.  Sometimes the best thing to do in the face of worry is to relax and loosen our grip on time.  While I’ll be the… Read more »

Council Connection

The AUSU meeting on September 19, 2019 began a minute or two after 6:30pm but proceeded in a swift manner. Although the meeting wasn’t longer than an hour, there was plenty of new information shared and inspiration to initiate change . Councillors Darcie Fleming, Amanda Lipinski, and Josh Ryan were noted as absent with regrets,… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

AU Writer in Residence STARFest 2019 Talk Fri, Oct 4, 7:00 to 9:00 pm MDT St Albert Public Library, Forsyth Hall, 5 Saint Anne St, Saint Albert AB In person Hosted by AU and the St Albert Public Library Purchase tickets ($7 each) online at: You Can’t Get a Degree from “Google University”—… Read more »