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—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Curtis shares a link to the big news that AU Convocation 2019 is relocating to Red Deer due to the wildfire situation.  Kayla wonders what a “reduced resource fee” indicates; responders clarify it’s for courses that either don’t require a text or the text is open-access.  Faye wonders what’s up with a… Read more »

Vintage Voice

With AU’s Convocation ceremonies underway June 7 and 8, we take a look back at how convocation played out in years past.  (Spoiler: convocation used to take place in a tent!) Under the red and white tent.  Veteran Voice contributor (and former AUSU council president) Debbie Jabbour provides her impressions of attending her own AU… Read more »

Student Sizzle!—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Pilar is working in Mexico and wonders about her exam options; responses suggest ProctorU or a local invigilator.  Victoria is curious how transfer credit works when AU doesn’t have equivalent courses; there is often a way!  Kayla asks about typical course load; this leads to a discussion on the merits of taking… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Gatineau Meet & Greet Fri, May 31, 5:30 to 8:00 pm EDT Boston Pizza, 179 Promenade du Portage, Gatineau QC In person Hosted by AUSU www.ausu.org/event/quebec-meet-greet/ Email services@ausu.org to RSVP Fact or Fiction? Publishing in Open Access at AU Press Sun, June 2, 1:00 to 2:30 pm PDT University of British Columbia, AMS Nest building,… Read more »

The Vintage Voice

To observe #NoTobaccoDay May 31, we dug up these in-depth articles loaded with motivation to help you chuck the ‘baccy for good. Living to tell the tale.  Writer Wayne E. Benedict traces his escape from a 50-per-day cigarette habit.  “When I was a teenager people in their thirties seemed pretty old, like they’d already lived… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week!

Scholarship name:  2019 Community Volunteer Scholarship Sponsored by:  Dealhack Deadline:  June 30, 2019, midnight PST Potential payout:  $1500 USD Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be enrolled full-time at a university or college in Canada or the U.S. for the 2019-2020 academic year, be in good standing with their current academic institution, and be involved as a… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Lift Parts Express Scholarship Sponsored by:  Lift Parts Express Deadline:  June 30, 2019 Potential payout:  $500 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be between the ages of 16 and 21, be attending school in the fall of 2019, be a resident of Canada or the U.S., and have GPA or 3.0 or greater. What’s required: … Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Nursing and Health Studies Library Orientation Sat, May 25, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU Library library.athabascau.ca/orientations.html No pre-registration necessary MBA Info Session – Saskatoon Mon, May 27, 4:30 to 5:30 pm CST Delta Bessborough, 601 Spadina Cres, Saskatoon SK In person Hosted by AU Faculty of Business business.athabascau.ca/event-details/mba-information-session-saskatoon-052019/ Register online… Read more »

Vintage Voice

Saturday May 25 is both Towel Day and Geek Pride Day, which naturally reminds us of the greater writer, Douglas Adams, and his seminal work The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Fry reads what Adams wrote.  Writer and former Voice editor S.D. Livingston opines that writers should stick to what they do best, and leave… Read more »

Student Sizzle!—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Sheena asks for recommendations for a humanities course to fulfill degree requirements; this touches off a discussion on the value of breadth requirements in undergrad programs.  Kayla seeks input on what the terms “quiz” and “assignment” pertain to on course syllabi.  Angela needs help choosing a course she can complete in two… Read more »