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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:  Polar Northern Resident Award Sponsored by:  Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies Deadline:  January 31, 2021 Potential payout:  $5000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada, be long-term residents of Nunavut, Northwest Territories, Yukon, or the Provincial North, and currently enrolled  part- or full-time at either a… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

MBA for Executives Webinar Tues, Jan 12, 10:00 to 11:00 am MST Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business news.athabascau.ca/events/mba-for-executives-webinar-20210112/ RSVP through above link Talk to a Librarian Drop-in Session Tues, Jan 12, 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 link Hack… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week!

Scholarship name:  Mensa Canada Scholarship Programme Sponsored by:  Mensa Canada Deadline:  January 31, 2021 Potential payout:  up to $3000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants, over 18 years of age, and currently enrolled in a full-time program at an accredited Canadian post-secondary institution. What’s required:  An email with contact and school… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Bannock and a Movie December Edition: Birth of a Family Dec 1 to Dec 31 Online Hosted by AU Nukskahtowin indigenous.athabascau.ca/bannock/index.php Access through above link All events are free unless otherwise noted. Holiday Closures Athabasca University Closed Thur, Dec 24 to Sun, Jan 3, inclusive Reopens Mon, Jan 4, 8:30 am MST More info at: … Read more »

Vintage Voice

The beginning of winter is almost upon us, so hunker down with a hot beverage and cozy socks for a pair of vintage winter tales. Or was it “beer deer”?  Writer Bill Pollett recounts how a merry lark to find a tree slid into misadventure.  “I find myself half-running down the icy road, trying to… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Ash wonders if a supplemental exam written beyond the contract end date will affect the next semester, which already has a full course load; responses say no, it’s all good.  Chelsea asks if a supplemental midterm exam can be written after the final exam; responders say yes. Other posts include the resumption… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Canadian Women in Municipal Government Scholarship Sponsored by:  Federation of Canadian Municipalities Deadline:  January 15, 2021 Potential payout:  $1000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be female Canadian citizens currently enrolled in any year of study at a Canadian secondary school or CEGEP. What’s required:  An online application, along with a 3-minute video regarding your… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Angey has an exam booked to write at a library and wonders if exams can be written a few days earlier than scheduled, before the libraries are closed in AB; short answer: yes.  Zach expresses frustration about the delay in work-around phone access to AU; discussion follows which sheds some light on… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Bannock and a Movie December Edition: Birth of a Family Dec 1 to Dec 31 Online Hosted by AU Nukskahtowin indigenous.athabascau.ca/bannock/index.php Access through above link Talk to a Librarian Drop-in Session Tues, Dec 15, 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 link… Read more »

Vintage Voice

On the eve of Poinsettia Day, December 12, we dig back to find more uses for the best-selling potted plant in Canada and the U.S. The Feng Shui connection.  Laura Seymour channels the Poinsettia’s fiery nature to spur some moments of fame.  “I jumped up, flung my napkin over my head and strutted up to… Read more »