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!

About Working From Home

Working from home has been transformative for me and my family.  I understand it is not for everyone, and make no mistake I loved getting morning coffee with my colleagues as much as the next person.  But I love being able to take care of family members when they fall ill, I love the ability… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week!

Scholarship name:  Canadian Western Agribition Scholarship Sponsored by:  Canadian Western Agribition (CWA) Deadline:  October 1, 2022 Potential payout:  $2500 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be in their second or subsequent year of a post-secondary education program, be passionate about agriculture, and have participated in CWA.  See full eligibility requirements. What’s required:  An online application form including… Read more »

Vintage Voice

World Photography Day is every August 19.  Smartphones have encouraged everyone to try their hand at taking more photos, and we’ve dug up some articles to inspire you. The best time to begin is always now.  Barbara Lehtiniemi describes how her photo-a-day project advanced her photo-taking skills.  “The project has prompted me to become more… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

AU Library catalogue upgrade Tues, Aug 23, 9 am to 3 pm MDT Scheduled system outage AU Library There will be no access to the AU library catalogue, databases and subscription resources for about 6 hours from 9:00 MT, due to a system upgrade. AUSU Chats With Accessibility Services Wed, Aug 24, 5:00 to 6:00… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Supplemental confusion.  A student wonders why the grade for a completed course shows as finalized before a scheduled supplemental exam has been written.  Responses assure this is normal, and the grade will be updated once the supplemental is written and marked. Discord You say to-mah-to.  Now that the spat between AB and… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Looking ahead… AUSU Chats With Accessibility Services Wed, Aug 24, 5:00 to 6:00 pm MDT Online via Zoom Hosted by AUSU www.ausu.org/event/ausu-chats-with-accessibility-services/ No pre-registration necessary

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Not everything has a fee (yet.)  A question about fees for dropping out of a program elicits responses confirming there is no fee to leave an undergrad program or switch to another. Discord Channel surfing.  The discussion around the current spat between AB and AU dominates both the #general and #politics-discussion channels. … Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  James Lee Foundation Scholarship Sponsored by:  James Lee Foundation Deadline:  September 15, 2022 Potential payout:  $5000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian residents over the age of 16, and be non-professional creatives.  (Fields of creativity include writing, art direction, film making, recording, illustrating, digital artistry, etc.) What’s required:  A creative portfolio with a… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Storwell’s Foster Children Bursary Program Sponsored by:  Storwell Deadline:  September 1, 2022 Potential payout:  $2000 Eligibility restriction:  Each applicant must have been a foster child with an official Canadian or U.S. foster care program, be 24 years of age or less at time of application, be a Canadian or U.S. citizen or permanent… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group When tutor’s tutor.  A discussion thread started by a  student seeking outside tutorial assistance prompts a tangential discussion about the role of AU tutors and what help students can expect from them. Discord Location location location.  A link to a media report of AB pressuring AU to stay in Athabasca, sparks a… Read more »