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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!

AU-Thentic Events

The 6th IEEE Cyber Science and Technology Congress Oct 25 to Oct 28 Online Hosted by AU and IEEE news.athabascau.ca/events/the-6th-ieee-cyber-science-and-technology-congress/ Register through above link October Pride Week Keynote Address – Author Joshua Whitehead Mon, Oct 25, 2:00 to 4:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AUSU www.ausu.org/event/october-pride-week-keynote-address-author-joshua-whitehead/ Access through above link or AUSU Facebook page Faculty… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Depends on what you’re studying for.  Responses to a student’s question about course study guides clarifies they are meant to lead you in your studies for the course, not to be used as exclusive exam-prep materials. Discord TutorialU.  In response to a student query in the #general channel about what to expect… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  10 Words or Less Scholarship Sponsored by:  StudentScholarships.org Deadline:  Nov 30, 3021 Potential payout:  $500 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be students between the ages of 14-25, who will be  attending school in the Fall of 2022. What’s required:  Comment on any of the sponsor’s Facebook posts about why you deserve the scholarship, using… Read more »

Vintage Voice

You’d be forgiven for thinking that Global Handwashing Day, which occurs each October 15, is a new thing, but it began back in 2008.  Our prescient writers have been on the topic since before then.. Remember when SARS was stunning the world?  Zil-E-Huma Lodhi  summarizes what is known about a new virus spreading around the… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Make it Happen YEG Student Innovation Day Sat, Oct 16, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU and Post-Secondary Innovation Partners in Edmonton news.athabascau.ca/events/make-it-happen-yeg-student-innovation-day/ RSVP through above link Cultivating ease in academia with Dr Melissa Jay:  Cultivating compassion to support success Wed, Oct 20, 3:00 to 4:00 pm MDT Online via MS… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  UCT Scholarship Program Sponsored by:  United Commercial Travelers Deadline:  Nov 15, 2021 Potential payout:  up to $2500 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be students or teachers seeking university or college degrees or certification to work with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  See Program Guidelines for full eligibility requirements. What’s required:  A completed application… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group How to deal with post-nominals.  A degree holder wonders how to express their degree after their name, when the degree’s acronym has a hyphenated extension, like BPA-HS.  The consensus is to stick with just the main degree acronym (BPA.) reddit Served with a call to serve.  A student worries that the jury-duty… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Ada Lovelace Day:  A Celebration of Women and Innovation at AU Tue, Oct 12, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Science and Technology news.athabascau.ca/events/ada-lovelace-day-a-celebration-of-women-and-innovation-at-athabasca-university/ Register through above link Cultivating ease in academia with Dr Melissa Jay:  Practicing presence in times of stress Wed, Oct 13, 3:00 to 4:00 pm… Read more »

Vintage Voice

One of the best aspects of early autumn is the anticipation of Thanksgiving:  a long weekend with good prospects for a fabulous meal.  The Voice‘s writers past examined the holiday from several different perspectives. But maybe I want to spend the day with my textbooks.  Wayne Benedict is surprised to find his university has no… Read more »

Vintage Voice

International Coffee Day is October 1.  Coffee and students go together like essays and late nights, and The Voice has published dozens of articles about coffee over the years. But I can stop at any time.  Debbie Jabbour dispels some of the misconceptions about addictions—including caffeine.  “Most addicts are normal people like you and I,… Read more »