Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  AU’s 50th Anniversary I-CARE Completion Bursary Sponsored by:  Athabasca University Deadline:  July 15, 2020 Potential payout:  Tuition credit for a single, 3-credit course Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be enrolled in an undergrad or grad program at AU, have no more than 15 AU credits to complete for their undergrad program or no more… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Saskatoon Pie

It’s almost Canada Day, and I was reflecting on Canadian desserts.  Some tasty Canadian treats include the Beavertail, Nanaimo Bars, Butter Tarts, Sugar Pie, Flapper Pie, Sweet Bannock, and, of course, Saskatoon Berry Pie!  Last year we went berry picking at a farm near Sherwood Park (a suburb of Edmonton for those who live elsewhere). … Read more »

The Creative Spark!—“Like Wow!”

Do you want your character to sound like a genius, a doting mother, or a valley girl?  You can sound like anyone you want with some tweaks in your dialogue.  Typically, your personality dictates what words you choose, unless you change your traits. But ultimately, you want all your story dialogue to sound tight. Here’s… Read more »

Visibility and Representation

Misrepresentative and often dehumanizing single narratives are often seen in literature, film, art, and media.  These stories are frequently one-dimensional and often-inaccurate portrayals of communities, often resulting in mistreatment and violence from society and internalized oppression and diminished self-worth for those affected.  In her immensely popular 2009 TED talk, The Danger of a Single Story,… Read more »

Dear Barb—Daughter’s Desires

Dear Barb: Hi, I am a middle age man in my fifties and I just met a wonderful woman and we are planning to marry.  We both lost our spouses tragically to cancer.  I don’t have any children, but my fiancé has a daughter who is 20 years old.  I thought I got along pretty… Read more »

Editorial—Burgeoning New Voices!

Summer has come, and, at least in Calgary, it’s brought with it a bunch of new writers to The Voice Magazine.  New writers are always exciting for me, even though they mean more work at first, but bringing in those new perspectives, and helping writers grow their abilities as they help to grow The Voice… Read more »

Vintage Voice—Father’s Day Edition

Father’s Day is June 21, and we’ve unearthed an unmatched pair of fatherly tributes from Voices past. Ditch the tie.  Busby LeClair offers a series of tongue-in-cheek (we hope) suggestions for imaginative Father’s Day gifts.  Suggestion #3:  ” Help him re-live old, long-forgotten dreams by packing him off to a weekend getaway at a CFL… 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 Jun 25: AUSU 50th Anniversary Event Jun 30: Deadline to apply for course extension for Jul Jul 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Aug 1 Jul 15: Aug degree requirements… Read more »