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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!

Student Sizzle!—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Convocation angels:  A student’s wish to perform a private convocation ceremony while her mother can still attend leads to AU stepping in to help work a convocation miracle. Discord We all have those days:  An expression of existential dread by one student leads others to share their bumps on the university road—but… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Bannock and a Movie March Edition: Wahkohtowin: Cree Natural Law Mar 1 to Mar 31 Online Hosted by AU Nukskahtowin www.athabascau.ca/indigenous/bannock-and-a-movie/index.html Access through above link Talk to a Librarian Drop-in Session Tues, Mar 2, 9:00 to 9:30 am MST Online via Microsoft Teams Hosted by AU Library library.athabascau.ca/orientations.html No pre-registration necessary; access through above link… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Troop 17 Scholarship Sponsored by:  RCMP Deadline:  March 31, 2021, 23:59 PST Potential payout:  $1000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents, have reached the age of majority in their province/territory of residence, and be enrolled full-time at an accredited Canadian college or university. What’s required:  A completed application form,… Read more »

Vintage Voice

Coming up March 1 is Barista Day.  We’re serving up a pair of articles just the way you like them, as a nod to the essential services baristas provide. They paved paradise.  Writer Bill Pollett remembers when developers transformed the gritty neighbourhood he lived in and loved.  “There was always the smell of piss and… Read more »

Vintage Voice

Random Acts of Kindness Week continues through February 20.  But why stop there? Keep the love flowing after V-Day.  Columnist Hazel Anaka traces the notion of Random Acts of Kindness back to its roots.  “In a growing climate of rudeness, incivility, mindless hurts and deliberate acts of hatred, it’s more important than ever to recapture… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship Sponsored by:  Odenza Marketing Group Deadline:  March 30, 2021 Potential payout:  $500 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian or U.S. citizens, between the ages of 16 and 25 as of March 30, 2021, have at least one full year of post-secondary students remaining (or be current high-school students,) and… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Bannock and a Movie February Edition: nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up Feb 1 to Feb 28 Online Hosted by AU Nukskahtowin indigenous.athabascau.ca/bannock/index.php Access through above link Learning to Learn Online Express MOOC Feb 22 to Mar 21 Online Hosted by AU news.athabascau.ca/events/learning-to-learn-online-express-mooc/ Register through above link Talk to a Librarian Drop-in Session Tues, Feb 23,… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Yeah it’s great, but:  Students debate the merits and drawbacks of Microsoft Word’s citation tool, with the consensus being you still need to know how to do it yourself. Discord A nice problem to have?  One student moaning about having to watch so many movies for one course provokes much interest from… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Ellie Bianca Woman Scholarship Sponsored by:  The Ellie Bianca Foundation Deadline:  March 3, 2021 Potential payout:  funding amount varies Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be single mothers of one or more minor children, at least 18 years old, demonstrate financial need, and currently pursuing a technical, vocational, or first degree full- or part-time. What’s… Read more »

Vintage Voice

Lost in the carnival of red hearts and chocolates, the much-overlooked—but still romantic—Ferris Wheel Day is also celebrated each February 14. Present company excluded, of course.  Writer Janice Behrens examines parallels in our behaviour to that of the ruthless Harry Lime character in the 1949 film The Third Man.  “Except for the very best and… Read more »