Posts By: The Voice

The Voice

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

Student Sizzle

AthaU Facebook Group Amanda seeks insight on using ProctorU and the comments reveal a surprising rule about smartphones—you have to show it to the ProctorU rep, even if you don’t have one.   Patricia seeks prep tips for writing the GMAT and the comments devolve into a discussion of AU’s MBA.   Cheryl asks and receives advice… Read more »

Vintage Voice

Is your call really important to them?  Taking turns on both sides of the call centre desk. Hang on to your scrotum.  Busby LeClair reveals MegaLog Corp’s sinister call centre strategy.  “You will…be required to explain your question/concern/comment/complaint to a minimum of six obviously bored and uninterested employees in a variety of departments unrelated to… Read more »

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor;  Hi, I just wanted to give a point of feedback on the professor who wrote that nursing assistants are using AU and doing psych 290 to upgrade to rn; we are not nurse assistants. We are licensed practical nurses and professionals in our own right already, practicing within our own scope and with… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Kin Canada Bursaries Sponsored by:  Kin Canada Deadline:  February 1, 2018 Potential payout:  $1000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants, and must be enrolled full-time at a post-secondary institution.   See full eligibility requirements. What’s required:  A completed application form, including contact, educational, and financial information, details on volunteer and… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

New Program Students Orientation (Undergrad) Thurs, January 25, 5:00 to 6:00 pm MST Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business business.athabascau.ca/event-details/business-undergraduate-new-students-information-session/ Register online at above link Bannock and a Movie “Lana Gets Her Talk” Fri, January 26, 12:00 to 1:00 pm MST Athabasca University, Peace Hills Trust Tower, 12th floor, Room 1222, 10011 – 109… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

AUSU Council Meeting Mon, January 15, 5:30 to 7:30 MST Online Hosted by AUSU www.ausu.org/event/january-council-meeting-2/ No pre-registration required; e-mail admin@ausu.org for meeting package Online MBA Info Session Tues, January 16, 10:00 to 11:00 am MST Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business business.athabascau.ca/event-details/online-mba-executives-information-session-5/ Register online at above link The Research Itinerary Series – Session 5:… Read more »

Student Sizzle

AthaU Facebook Group Chris sparks off a lively discussion about students who complete a course each month rather than taking multiple courses over several months.  Allison seeks to connect with other Political Science majors, while Megan is looking for others taking a degree in Human Services. Other posts include APA style, favourite courses, contacting ProctorU,… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Sponsored by:  Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program Deadline:  February 1, 2018 Potential payout:  up to $28,000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants, planning to or studying toward their first university degree or diploma in September 2018, and have been involved in volunteer humanitarian activities.   See… Read more »

Letter to the Editor

Karl, Can the Voice help gauge the importance to AU’s broad student body of having reliable and accurate information about the dates and timing of the annual convocation ceremonies at an early date? Would knowing with certainty by the beginning of the calendar year make a difference in whether an out-of-province student will decide to… Read more »