How Does it Feel to be in the Role of The Learner

Challenged to keep an independent reflection journal, my current AU course (NURS 623 – gracefully instructed by Dr.  Barbara Low), posed the question, “how does it feel to be in the role of the learner”? At first glance, this question was a simple one that I could journal in a few quick minutes: nervous, excited,… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Research Webinar Series: Why you should never accept a dinner request from a hagfish Tues, May 14, 1:00 to 2:00 pm MDT AU Edmonton, Peace Hills Trust Building, Room 1217 In person and onliine Hosted by AU No registration necessary; access Skype link from above link Preparing an Abstract for a Conference Tues, May… Read more »

Smooth Sailing to Convocation

Next month, hundreds of students—I mean graduands—will make the trek to Athabasca for convocation. For many, it will be the first time they’ve visited AU’s campus.  For some, it may be the first time they’ve visited Alberta. I went to convocation in June 2018.  It wasn’t my first trip to Alberta, but it was definitely… Read more »

Editorial—Freelancing Mother’s Day

We almost completely whiffed Mother’s Day this year.  As I’m looking through the magazine, it suddenly struck me that we had plenty of easy opportunities to tie this week’s issue to Mother’s Day (which is on Sunday, in case you’d forgotten. You’re welcome).  We could have done a feature interview with a student who’s a… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week!

Scholarship name:  Got a Spine Scholarship Sponsored by:  Arctic Chiropractic Deadline:  June 2, 2019, 11:59 pm EST Potential payout:  $500 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian or U.S. residents, attending college or university in Canada or the U.S. full-time as of October 2019, and have a GPA of 2.5 or greater in their last academic… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Mariah Zinnash

Mariah Zinnash is an airport screening officer pursuing her BPA in Communications Studies while living in Calgary, Alberta. She was kind enough to give us a little time out of her extremely busy schedule to answer some questions for the Minds we Meet column. Can you give us a little bit of background information about… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—The Truth is in the Tools

What’s the meaning of life? It’s a timeless question apt to induce eye rolls.  Ever since cave people digested a dinner of mastodon under moonlight, humans have pondered purpose and mulled meaning.  As denizens of the universal cave of AU, the question of life’s meaning is eminently answerable for us at some level simply because… Read more »

Women of Interest—Rae Chittick

In 1946, Rae Chittick was elected president of the Canadian Nurses Association.  Prior to this, for twenty-five years, she was a health educator at the Calgary Normal School.  Miss Chittick was the president of CARNA from 1940-1942.  CARNA is a professional organization for Alberta’s 37,000 registered nurses with the mandate of serving the public interest… 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 May 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Jun 1 May 15: June degree requirements deadline May 30: Deadline to apply for course extension for July May 31: Gatineau Student Meet… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—Dessert Tour of Vancouver

With Vancouver boasts eateries that draw people from all over the world and some of the most unique desserts in Canada.  I had a chance to experience this first-hand on my latest trip to the area.    Prior to arriving at our hotel, I had already made a list of top 10 desserts to try in… Read more »