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!

AU-Thentic Events

Learning to Learn Online, AU’s massive open online course (MOOC) Sun, Sep 11 to Sat, Oct 15 Online Hosted by AU news.athabascau.ca/events/learning-to-learn-online-athabasca-universitys-massive-open-online-course-mooc-fall-2022/ Register through above link AUSU Town Hall:  Tuition & Fees Mon, Sep 12, 2022, 5:00 to 6:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AUSU www.ausu.org/event/town-hall-tuition-fees/ RSVP through above link  Tenth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open… Read more »

Vintage Voice

Recent devastating floods in Pakistan got us thinking about how little many of us know about that country.  Books and movies, like travel, can help broaden the mind. On the screen.  Wanda Waterman reviews the 2013 filmed-in-Pakistan documentary Without Shepherds.  “Without Shepherds comes at a crossroads in the history of a country that has seemed… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Waiting for approval.  A student enrolling in a course requiring professor approval wonders how long that process takes; replies suggest a two-day turnaround is usual. Discord Scheduling options.  A query about methods of creating study schedules elicits feedback on various methods—online, offline, high-tech, low-tech—that students employ. reddit Study-buddy opportunities.  Several posts seeking… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  SGI Corporate Scholarship Sponsored by:  SGI Deadline:  September 30, 2022 Potential payout:  $2500 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be residents of BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, or Ontario; and be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program, relating to the business needs of SGI, in a post-secondary institution in one of those same provinces.  See full… Read more »

Vintage Voice

The approach of Labour Day weekend marks a milestone in the year:  the end of summer and the beginning of the traditional school year.  Our writers past share opposing perspectives. Bring it on!  Janice Behrens anticipates the energy boost from crisp autumn air.  “Autumn is a time when it actually feels good to bite off… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Rural Resiliency:  Housing Development in Rural Communities Wed, Sep 7, 10:00 to 11:30 am MDT Online Hosted by AU and the Rural Development Network www.eventbrite.com/cc/rural-resiliency-speakers-series-888149 Register through above link MBA for Executives Webinar Thur, Sept 8, 10:00 to 11:00 am MDT Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business news.athabascau.ca/events/mba-for-executives-webinar-20220908/ RSVP through above link All events… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Identifying as a student.  A query about student ID is answered with instructions and links to request AU student ID. reddit They are AU exams, after all.  A student realizes at the last minute that booking a time with an online proctor (ProctorU in this case) is only one element of the… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Online lecture: The use of bamboo as a resource of value for architecture in Ecuador Wed, Aug 31, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by Global Studio and AU’s RAIC Centre for Architecture news.athabascau.ca/events/online-lecture-the-use-of-bamboo-as-a-resource-of-value-for-architecture-in-ecuador/ Register through above link Looking ahead… Rural Resiliency:  Housing Development in Rural Communities Wed, Sep 7, 10:00 to 11:30… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Locked doors.  A lab student shares the frustration of trying to get into Fortress AU for scheduled in-person labs.  Day two “should” be easier. Discord Racing against time.  Having not started two courses until 9 days before the course completion dates, a student wonders if it’s possible to get it all done,… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Syncrude/Athabasca University Aboriginal Scholarship Sponsored by:  AU and Syncrude Deadline:  September 30, 2022 Potential payout:  $2000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be residents of Alberta, be of Aboriginal ancestry (Status/Non-Status Indian/First Nations, Inuit, or Métis,) and entering or continuing full-time AU studies in AU’s Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Management, or Bachelor of Science… Read more »