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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:  Dick Shaw Memorial Scholarship Sponsored by:  International Society of Explosives Experts – Western Canada Chapter (ISEEWEST) Deadline:  February 16, 2021 Potential payout:  $1000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants, must be enrolled as a full-time student in a course of study with some relevance to the non-military use of… Read more »

Vintage Voice

There’s a designated day for just about everything, so no surprise that the Curmudgeon‘s have their own day on January 29.  Curmudgeon is a colourful term to throw around and a couple of our writers have done just that. Not all editors, surely.  Writer and former Voice editor Christina M. Frey invokes cranky editors while… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Getting things done, eventually:  A long-time AU student seeks assistance setting up a student email account for the first time.  With the link and password long buried, the usual steps don’t work so an AU staff member provides a link to the IT helpdesk. Discord Shopping in our underwear again:  a discussion… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Bannock and a Movie January Edition: Our People will be Healed Jan 1 to Jan 31 Online Hosted by AU Nukskahtowin indigenous.athabascau.ca/bannock/index.php Access through above link Talk to a Librarian Drop-in Session Tues, Jan 26, 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… Read more »

Vintage Voice

National Handwriting Day is January 23, coinciding with the birthday of the original John Hancock.  This day of recognition for handwriting was, not surprisingly, conceived of by the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association (WIMA). Your brain on cursive.  Writer and former Voice editor S.D. Livingston contemplates the usefulness of handwriting in an increasingly digital world.  “[P]ressing… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  EDC International Business Scholarships Sponsored by:  Export Development Canada Deadline:  February 22, 2021 Potential payout:  $4000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents, be enrolled in a full-time accredited bachelor’s degree program at a Canadian university or college, studying business or business combined with environmental or sustainability courses, be returning… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Sponsored by:  Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program Deadline:  February 1, 2021 Potential payout:  up to $28,000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants; must be students graduating from high school, or completing first year of CEGEP, or already completed high school; be in good academic standing;… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group The sound of deadlines wooshing past:  one student discovers the course enrolment deadline of the 10th doesn’t have much flex (but students can enrol for the next month and still access course materials for a head start.) Discord The AU Students Discord channel has been popping with activity since its Sept 2020… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Bannock and a Movie January Edition: Our People will be Healed Jan 1 to Jan 31 Online Hosted by AU Nukskahtowin indigenous.athabascau.ca/bannock/index.php Access through above link Learning to Learn Online MOOC Jan 18 to Feb 21 Online Hosted by AU and Contact North news.athabascau.ca/events/learning-to-learn-online-athabasca-universitys-massive-open-online-course-winter-2021/ Register through above link Talk to a Librarian Drop-in Session Tues,… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Heather inquires about student funding for mature AB students taking one course at a time; responses indicate it’s worth applying.  Amoonah just finished a 3-year degree and wants to continue on to make it a 4-year; other students post tips to help her with next steps and timing. Other posts include delaying… Read more »