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 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Nov 1 Oct 15: Nov degree requirements deadline Oct 17: AUSU Council Meeting Oct 21: Canada Federal Election Oct 30: Deadline to apply… Read more »


You may not realize this, but writers for The Voice Magazine get recognized for their work and I couldn’t be prouder.  The latest of ours to receive an award is none other than Barb Godin.  The Professional Writer’s Association of Canada has decided that her article, Mary’s Story, published on January 4, 2019 in our… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week!

Scholarship name:  Mobile Device IT Innovation Scholarship Sponsored by:  Electric Deadline:  November 1, 2019, 11:59pm EDT Potential payout:  $1000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be enrolled, or soon to be enrolled, at the undergrad level at a post-secondary education institution. What’s required:  A completed online application, including a maximum 600-word essay on a specified topic relating… Read more »

Vintage Voice

We had one hand raised for Vodka Day on October 4, while the other hand was scrounging in the vault for vintage shots. Chanelling Orwell.  Lionel T. Undershaft, III, (which sounds faintly pseudonym-ish) wounds Canadian democracy critics with piecing satire.  “And as for education, well newsflash, you can have fourteen PhDs in the field I’m… Read more »

Student Sizzle!—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Catherine wonders if it’s better to contact tutors through email or the message and contact link in the student portal; most responders prefer email.  Sharaya seeks advice on the implications of withdrawing from OSAP-funded courses; lots of feedback to point in the right direction. Other posts include balancing classwork and career, the… Read more »

Porkpie Hat—Real Life

It’s been many years since Marcus and I shared a pitcher in the beer parlor of the Astoria Hotel on Vancouver’s East Hastings Street.  I can’t remember which mutual friend or acquaintance had introduced us, but I have never forgotten sitting across from him in the smoky, gloomy room, with its permanent funk of tobacco,… Read more »

Why, Lisa Bloom?

“We need to pay it forward.  As we have access to power, we need to bring others along.” – Helene Lerner While living in the Middle East, I was often struck by how arduously women competed for the approval of men.  I saw women driving, women holding positions of power in government and business, and… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Marissa Barry

Marissa is a 20-year-old mom living in Ontario with her son and husband.  She is originally from England and shares her experience moving to another country at such a young age.  Marissa is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts is Psychology, which a minor in Sociology program at Athabasca University and hopes to eventually… Read more »

The Not-So-Starving Student—Easy Honey Roasted Duck

As the days are becoming cooler and roasted foods take over the dinner menu, I decided to try my hand at roasting. To make things more complex, I opted to roast a whole duck. Initially, I was concerned with my lack of experience in the kitchen to attempt such a feat. Unlike chicken, duck protein… Read more »

The Fit Student—How to Lose Weight Once you Hit Fifty

Author Steve MacGregor says, “Want to know a funny little secret about losing weight and staying fit when you’re over fifty?  Well here it is: There is no secret” (7%).  In other words, “Eat the wrong stuff and get too little exercise and you’ll get fat.  Eat the right stuff and get more exercise and… Read more »