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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:  HPD Scholarship Fund Sponsored by:  OPSEU/SEFPO Deadline:  September 4, 2021 Potential payout:  $750 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be OPSEU/SEFPO members or their dependents, and enrolled in a Hospital Professionals program at a publicly funded and publicly run Canadian university or college. What’s required:  A completed application form, along with a personal statement about… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Citation coaching.  When a student posts about struggling with an in-text APA citation, many responses flood in with guidance and advice.  The essay in question went on to garner a mark of 91%, so that’s worth a silver medal, at least. Discord Doctor Discord.  A long thread in the #general channel recounts… Read more »

Vintage Voice

The 2020 Summer Olympics (yes, 2020!) wind up on August 8, 2021 in Tokyo.  Each Olympiad seems to gather its own drama, and our writers weigh in on their views of games past. Winning isn’t everything.  Really!  Following the summer games of London 2012, former Voice editor Christina M. Frey explains why losing is sometimes… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Bannock and a Movie August Edition: First Nation Stories Aug 1 to Aug 31 Online Hosted by AU Nukskahtowin www.athabascau.ca/indigenous/bannock-and-a-movie/index.html Access through above link AU MBA and the CHE designation Thur, Aug 12, 12:00 to 1:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business and CCHL news.athabascau.ca/events/special-live-webinar-au-mba-and-the-che-designation/ Open to current MBA students; email fb-business@athabascau.ca… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  George F. Jones Scholarship Sponsored by:  Canadian Rugby Foundation Deadline:  September 1, 2021, 4pm PST Potential payout:  not stated Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be involved in the sport of rugby (as a player, coach, or administrator,) and enrolled in a full-time degree, diploma, or certification program at a Canadian university or college. What’s… Read more »

Vintage Voice!

The Civic Holiday on Monday August 2 goes by different names in different jurisdictions:  Heritage Day (AB), British Columbia Day, Saskatchewan Day, Terry Fox Day (MB), New Brunswick Day, Natal Day (NS and PEI), and Regatta Day (NL).  In Ontario, it’s plain-old Civic Holiday except for Toronto (Simcoe Day), Burlington (Joseph Brant Day) and Vaughn… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Bannock and a Movie August Edition: First Nation Stories Aug 1 to Aug 31 Online Hosted by AU Nukskahtowin www.athabascau.ca/indigenous/bannock-and-a-movie/index.html Access through above link The Grad Lounge Fri, Aug 6, 5:00 to 6:00 pm MDT Online via Microsoft Teams Hosted by AU Faculty of Graduate Studies fgs.athabascau.ca/news/events/index.php No pre-registration necessary; access through above link All… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Universities are humans, too.  A student posts a screen shot from the POLI 278 course syllabus that displays conflicting information on the course evaluation elements; within hours, AU staff acknowledge and fix the error. Discord Like watching tennis.  Conversation in the #lounge channel bounces among bicycling, craft beer, Florida, and introversion. Twitter… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Sons of Norway Post-Secondary Bursary Sponsored by:  Sons of Norway Foundation in Canada Deadline:  August 31, 2021 Potential payout:  $800 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian students enrolled in their first undergraduate degree or diploma at a Canadian post-secondary institution. What’s required:  A completed application form, along with your résumé (answering specified questions,)… Read more »

Vintage Voice

The 2021 Calgary Stampede wrapped up last weekend. Whether it’s viewed as a cultural event or a diversionary circus, our Voices past had something to say about it. Look at all the pretty horses.  Voice writer b.e. hydomako takes a hard look at the parallels between the Stampede and the Roman Empire’s practice of “bread… Read more »