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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 Carrie seeks advice choosing between three courses to fulfill a qualitative research methods credit; so far WGST 200 is winning in the responses.  Jordynn wonders if a supplemental exam can be written after the 90-day window has expired; short answer is no and long answer is in the student orientation link provided…. Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

MBA for Executives Webinar Tues, Jan 28, 10:00 to 11:00 am MST Online, Hosted by AU Faculty of Business news.athabascau.ca/events/mba-for-executives-webinar-20200128 Register through above link Live chat – Online MBA for Executives Wed, January 29, 1:00 to 3:00 pm MST Online, Hosted by AU Faculty of Business news.athabascau.ca/events/online-mba-for-executives-live-chat-20200129 Register through above link AUSU Council Nominations Now… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week!

Scholarship name:  EDC Youth Education Program scholarships Sponsored by:  Export Development Canada (EDC) Deadline:  February 14, 2020 Potential payout:  $4000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents, enrolled full-time in an accredited bachelor’s degree program at a Canadian university or college, studying business or a combination of business/environmental courses, and have a… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Kin Canada Bursaries Sponsored by:  Kin Canada Deadline:  February 1, 2020 Potential payout:  $1000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents, and be full-time students in the process of graduating from high school or currently studying at a post-secondary institution.  See full eligibility criteria. What’s required:  A completed application form,… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Eve wonders what happens if a student flunks an exam near the end of the contract date; most responses mention the 90-day window for exam re-takes.  Sandy asks if a dictionary and thesaurus are permitted in the ENGL 255 exam; replies are mixed, but Sandy finds the answer (dictionary permitted) in the… Read more »

Vintage Voice

January 18 is Thesaurus Day.  In other words, a reason to dig, burrow, or mine The Voice’s vault! Another thing to resolve to do…sometime.  Writer Maxie van Roye takes an inventory of things on her desk (mostly, one suspects, to avoid actually cleaning said desk.)  “…that big red drip over there is not from popsicles… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

The Paradox of Disillusionment: a talk with Steven Heighton, AU’s Writer-in-Residence Fri, Jan 17, 3:00 to 4:00 pm MST Athabasca University, Peace Hills Trust Tower, Room 1112, 10011 – 109 Street NW, Edmonton AB In-person and livestream Hosted by AU and FHSS news.athabascau.ca/events/the-paradox-of-disillusionment-a-talk-with-steven-heighton-aus-writer-in-residence No pre-registration required; access livestream through above link Keeping Organized as You… Read more »

Student Sizzile!—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Sai asks if ProctorU permits exams to be written in public libraries; an AU rep responds after contacting ProctorU, and private rooms in libraries are the only public spaces permitted.  Jennifer tosses some advice out to new students, including to contact tutors early in the course, and to reach out to other… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week!

Scholarship name:  Terry Fox Humanitarian Awards Sponsored by:  The Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program Deadline:  February 1, 2020 Potential payout:  up to $28,000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants, graduating or have completed high school (or completed first year of CÉGEP,) and planning to or are already studying toward their first… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

AUSU Member Consultation #2 for Bylaw Revisions Fri, Jan 10, 5:30 to 6:30 pm MST Online Hosted by AUSU www.ausu.org/event/member-consultation-2-for-bylaw-revisions/ No pre-registration required; access info at above link Hack the Library:  Using Discover to Accesss Journal Articles, Books, and E-Books Tues, Jan 14, 3:00 to 4:30 pm MST Online Hosted by AU Library library.athabascau.ca/orientations.html No… Read more »