Porkpie Hat—Of Flight Attendants and Pink Flamingos

I’m twenty years old, living in the basement of a ramshackle pink building in Vancouver’s wild West End.  My upstairs neighbour, appropriately named Byron, is about seventy years old, a salty and poetic soul, a former flight attendant for a British airline.  His studio apartment is cramped and narrow, but the furnishings are suggestive of… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

AUSU Council Meeting Sat, Jun 15, 1:30 to 3:00 pm MDT AUSU Meeting Room, 207 Energy Square, 10109 106 Street NW, Edmonton AB In person or online Hosted by AUSU No pre-registration required; e-mail for meeting package BMgmt/CPHR Info Session Tues, Jun 18, 5:00 to 6:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU Faculty… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Jennifer Bouley

Jennifer Bouley is thirty-four and currently living in Toronto and working as a recruitment coordinator.  She already possesses a Bachelor of Human Resources and Labour Relations (Post Diploma) from AU and is working towards the University Certificate in Career Development.  This is her story. Can you give us a little bit of background information about… Read more »

Study Dude—Four Ways to Wash Away School Worries

Studies can lead to stress.  So, as students, our brains might chatter nonstop.  We might second guess ourselves.   We might toss and turn rather than drift into lullaby land.  We might complain of headaches, sore muscles, and tiredness.  We might even mingle with mental illness—after all, anxiety and depression can stem from negative thoughts, overthinking,… Read more »

A Vacation from School—Why you Need One

Time off is important, not just from work, but from school too.  Just like work, students need to have time off to refresh themselves and increase their performance for the next set of courses.  School time is busy, and usually there isn’t much time to do any fun or relaxing stuff.  For a vacation, summertime… Read more »

Gypsies of the Digital World

In one of the final scenes of the brilliant documentary Latcho Drom the gypsy chanteuse known as “La Caita” sings “The Blackbird” before an unnamed European city: Why does your wicked mouth spit on me? What harm is it to you that my skin is dark and my hair gypsy hair black? From Isabelle the… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—Turning the Tables of Interpretive Dogmas

The mere mention of Charles Darwin brings to mind fishy bumper stickers (imploring us all to evolve), bespectacled chimpanzees on t-shirts (proclaiming our 98% DNA match with monkeys) and flustered debates about human nature (where everyone goes home a little bit hurt and disgruntled).  Happily, there’s more to the man’s work than a series of… Read more »

Editorial—The Results of Inquiry

The Canadian University Press, of which The Voice Magazine is a member, recently shared a statement about the Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. I’m presenting that statement here, in its entirety. “This report is about deliberate race, identity and gender-based genocide.” – Marion Buller, Chief Commissioner,… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Scholarship for LGBTQ2 Students Sponsored by:  National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) Deadline:  July 4, 2019 Potential payout:  $1500 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be LGBTQ2 children/grandchildren of NUPGE current or retired members (see list of NUPGE Component organizations,) and must be planning to enter the first year of a Canadian public,… Read more »