Dear Barb—Too Faithful for Marriage

Dear Barb: I met this really wonderful girl last year while I was attending the University of Ottawa.  We get along great and have discussed marriage.  She lives in B.C while I am in Ottawa, but we are managing to keep in touch.  The issue is that Janelle is Muslim and I am Catholic and… Read more »

Editorial—Compelling Non-Productive

Vampires as pathogens.  Who would have thought? Writer John Buhler returns to us this week looking at a book by Nick Groom, that takes a different look at the history of the Vampire: how this undead monster came to be, and what’s become of it since. The idea that the vampire came to be as… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

You Can’t Get a Degree from “Google University”: Critically Evaluating Internet Sources workshop Thursday, August 1, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU Library No pre-registration necessary Looking ahead… AUSU Annual Members Meeting Tuesday, August 13, 6:30 to 8:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AUSU No pre-registration required; e-mail… 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 July 31: Deadline to apply for course extension for Sept Aug 9: AUSU Student Social in Calgary Aug 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Sep 1 Aug 13: AUSU Annual… Read more »

Why No Artist Should Ever Become an Idol

“Rapine, avarice, expense, This is idolatry; and these we adore; Plain living and high thinking are no more.” – William Wordsworth “Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized.” – Albert Einstein   If you’re taking business courses to manage your musical career, studying literature to inform your writing skills, poring over… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—Summertime: Timeless Moments of Inspiration

What’s in a moment? If it’s a summer moment, there might be wisps of breeze in leaves and abundant sultry heat.  Isn’t a moment the ultimate timeless time frame; doesn’t its passing nature transcend ordinary timed context? Measuring time at the best of times is a sticky philosophical proposition: “the measurement of time is puzzling… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Briana Evans

In Sylvan Lake, Alberta, Briana Evans lives with her two children and takes her Bachelor of Health Administration courses. She hopes to eventually get a job in hospital management and get a master’s degree.  This is her story. Could you provide us with a little bit of background information about yourself? Who are you? Where… Read more »

The Fit Student—Finding Enlightenment

I stepped into enlightenment; only for a few days—or perhaps just an evening.  But those few days changed me forever.  And now I long to return to that state of enlightenment, but this time, stay there for good.  But staying there doesn’t mean I sit still; it means I flourish at hyper-speed.  It took work… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week!

Scholarship name:  Tweaked SEO Scholarship Sponsored by:  Tweaked SEO Deadline:  August 31, 2019 Potential payout:  $1000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be 18 or older, be enrolled in a post-secondary institution in Canada or the U.S., and have a GPA of 3.2 or higher. What’s required:  An online application form, along with a minimum 750-word article… Read more »