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!

Vintage Voice

On July 9, 1993, the Nunavut Act was passed, which led to the establishment of the territory of Nunavut six years later.  Nunavut Day is celebrated each July 9 in the territory. Going the distance.  Former Voice editor Christina M. Frey’s interview with Nunavut-based AU student Eloise Campbell.  “‘I have a touch of frostbite on… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards program Sponsored by:  Indspire Deadline:  August 1, 2021, 11:59 pm EST Potential payout:  up to $2500 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian Indigenous high-school students, be enrolled in a full-time four-year post-secondary program in Fall 2021, and have a minimum GPA of 2.0.  See full eligibility… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Bannock and a Movie July Edition: Inuit and Inuk Stories Jul 1 to Jul 31 Online Hosted by AU Nukskahtowin www.athabascau.ca/indigenous/bannock-and-a-movie/index.html Access through above link The Grad Lounge Fri, Jul 9, 5:00 to 6:00 pm MDT Online via Microsoft Teams Hosted by AU Faculty of Graduate Studies fgs.athabascau.ca/news/events/index.php No pre-registration necessary; access through above link…. Read more »

Vintage Voice

While in the overlapping shadows of Canada Day July 1 and the United States’ Independence Day July 4, we glance back at the rumblings of Western Separation earlier this century. Hold your horses.  Wayne E. Benedict summarizes the various parties advocating for an independent Western Canada, and explores the legal possibility of such a move. … Read more »

Students Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Challenging courses.  A query about challenging a course for credit receives a detailed response, including the info that course materials aren’t included in the challenge fee. Discord Student meltdown.  AB and BC students swap tales of trying to beat the heat while they race against course end dates. reddit If everybody knew,… 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 AUSU Annual General Meeting Mon, Jun 28, 5:00 to 6:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AUSU www.ausu.org/event/ausu-annual-general-meeting/ No pre-registration necessary; email governance@ausu.org for info or meeting link The Grad Lounge Fri,… Read more »

Vintage Voice

Canada Day on July 1 is a subdued affair this year.  Between painful past brutalities and present pandemic realities, many are opting for the opportunity for quiet reflection.  This week, Vintage Voice wanders around to visit two disparate Canadian locations, each with a past of its own. Special places for the soul.  Darjeeling Jones makes… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Patience! Not everything is instant.  A student’s request for an emailed transcript doesn’t instantly produce the transcript; it turns out that requests are processed overnight and emailed the following day. Discord Reimaging the desktop.  A discussion in the #General channel reveals the many set-ups students have explored for utilizing multiple screens, including… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Athabasca University 50th Anniversary I-Care Completion Bursary Sponsored by:  AU Deadline:  July 15, 2021 Potential payout:  One tuition credit for a single, 3-credit course (undergrad or grad) Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be enrolled in an AU undergrad or grad program, have no more than 15 AU credits to complete for their undergrad program… 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 Unapologetically Ambitious:  An Interview with one of Silicon Valley’s First Female African American CEOs. Sat, Jun 19, beginning 1:00 pm MDT Online, On-demand Hosted by AU news.athabascau.ca/events/unapologetically-ambitious-an-interview-with-one-of-silicon-valleys-first-female-african-american-ceos/ Register through above link… Read more »