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Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group New student Kat plans to do three courses on top of full-time employment; many responders offer advice on how they did it.  Isabella, on the other hand, is elated to be finished her degree after a ten-year slog.  Katy is planning ahead for 2021 convocation and asks for info; responders provide a… Read more »

A Measure of Success

I think we put a lot of pressure on ourselves to succeed.  It can be blinding.  But what we consider success is an important question we need to ask, and answer, for ourselves. Often success is thought of as a salary, a title, how comfortably you live, or how well known you are.  Success is… Read more »

Vintage Voice

Don’t look now, but Valentine’s Day is next week already!  Here’s a pair of articles from Voices past to get you in the mood. ‘Tis the season to snuggle.  Christina M. Frey launches the first of three articles about romantic movies.  “Some of the most enduring movie classics are sweeping romantic dramas exploring human love… Read more »

Where do you Find your Family?

Most of us winter-weary Canadians can agree on the value of having a holiday in February.  The Canadian statutory Family Day is celebrated in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, and Ontario.  Meanwhile, the province of Manitoba celebrates Louis Riel Day, Prince Edward Island has Islander Day, Nova Scotia and the Yukon Territory have Heritage… Read more »

Four Ways to have Less Salt and More Health

The association between increased salt in our diet and cardiovascular problems like high blood pressure is well-documented in literature (He, 2013).  Yet, with processed and intensely flavorful foods being a highlight in many people’s diet, is it possible to move away from it? Salt is an addicting flavor enhancer.  As we use more in our… 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 Feb 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Mar 1 Feb 13: AU Academic Integrity Webinar Feb 15: March degree requirements deadline Feb 19: AUSU Council Meeting Feb 28: Deadline to… Read more »

The Study Dude—Stay Cool Under Pressure

As students, we can learn to stay cool under pressure.  And no-one teaches how to cope with pressure better than job seekers. I had a job interview with an accounting firm a year ago.  The employer phoned me the next day, offering a low paying job.  I declined, so he hung up in a huff. … Read more »

Course Exam—ENGL 145

ENGL 145 (Reading and Writing for Academic Purposes) is a zero-credit course that is designed for students who need to fill the gaps in their reading and writing skills in preparation for studies at the university level.  It is appropriate for both ESL (English as a Second Language) students and native speakers of English who… Read more »

Dear Barb—Assistance for Assisted Living

Dear Barb: I am the oldest in a family of three girls.  We have always gotten along well and been really close.  Our father passed away five years ago, and our mom stayed in the family home.  She has been able to manage well until recently.  She had a slip in the bathroom and injured… Read more »