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The Voice

The Voice is the collective presence of the writers who submit on behalf of the magazine. All praise to them!

Scholarship of the Week!

Scholarship name:  8th Annual Cover Guy Scholarship Sponsored by:  The Cover Guy Deadline:  June 30, 2021 Potential payout:  $1000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be currently enrolled, or going to be enrolled, in a program at a university, college, or trade school, in Canada or the United States, for the upcoming school year. What’s required:  An… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Yikes! Tuition hikes!  A student posts the amounts of their increasing tuition fees over the past few years; some responses point the finger at AB gov’t cuts to education, coupled with the removal of tuition caps. reddit Quiz relief.  A student wonders if a four-quiz course will require extra invigilation hassles; others… Read more »

Vintage Voice

Sunday, June 20 is Father’s Day, but many of our writers didn’t need a holiday to share memories of their fathers. Lies I tell my Daddy.  Carole E. Trainor dives into the pool of emotions that accompany visiting Dad in the nursing home.  “I tell him that soon I am going to build a house… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Yup, AU students can get student ID.  A query about student ID prompts responses that point to the link to request an AU student ID card. Discord The AU Student channel adds a series of voice/video study rooms, including program-specific rooms, and Pomodoro-timer rooms.  Details on the #server-announcements channel. Twitter @austudentsunion tweets: … Read more »

Vintage Voice

AU’s 2021 convocation is online, for a second year in a row.  To expand the virtual experience, we browsed through the archives for some glimpses of on-site convocation. Tents and harps and food, oh my!  Carla Benevides describes the feast for the eyes, ears, and taste buds that was Convocation 2004.  “This was not your… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Bannock and a Movie June Edition: Two Spirit Stories Jun 1 to Jun 30 Online Hosted by AU Nukskahtowin www.athabascau.ca/indigenous/bannock-and-a-movie/index.html Access through above link Radical Empathy:  Finding a Path to Bridging Racial Divides Tues, Jun 15, beginning 10:00 am MDT Online, On-demand Hosted by AU news.athabascau.ca/events/radical-empathy-finding-a-path-to-bridging-racial-divides/ Register through above link CIDER Session Series: Appreciative Inquiry… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week!

Scholarship name:  Progressive Automations Scholarship Program Sponsored by:  Progressive Automations Deadline:  June 30, 2021 Potential payout:  $1000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be enrolled for September 2021 in a full-time engineering program at a recognized Canadian or American university or college. What’s required:  An online application, accompanied by an email containing a 700-word personal essay, a… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Extension tensions.  A query about the COVID-current rules for course extensions takes a detour through the rhubarb before arriving at an answer:  “You are allowed 1 additional extension due to Covid in addition to the 3 two month extensions available for a total of 4. This may change so keep checking the… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  CNIB Post-Secondary Scholarships Sponsored by:  CNIB Foundation Deadline:  June 30, 2021 Potential payout:  up to $5000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be blind or partially sighted, be Canadian citizens or have held landed immigrant status for one year prior to date of application, and be entering post-secondary education. What’s required:  An online application form,… Read more »

Vintage Voice

The recent discovery of the remains of 215 children on the grounds of a former residential school near Kamloops awakens painful memories and elicits sobering reflection across Canada. Small steps in the right direction.  Former AUSU Executive Director Tamra Ross looks at a proposal for mandatory Indigenous content in university programs.  “A lack of funding… Read more »