Our main feature will always be an interview with a fellow student, if I can get it. This week is no exception, as we talk to Angel Kassem, a business student who didn’t at first intend to be taking her business degree but found her AU coursework in the HR field compelling enough to make… Read more »

The Art of Living Together

Humans sit atop the food chain due to our cognitive capabilities and our advanced ability to communicate with one another.  With everything we know about the cognitive and communication sciences, it might lead some to assume that non-domesticated cross-species collaboration is impossible.  It should not be possible for birds and crocodiles or spiders and frogs… Read more »

Why We Must Never Throw Away Keepsakes

I don’t know when the trend of throwing away all my keepsakes began.  But I now know the regret that follows. I read that some people treasure keepsakes, and I never understood why.  But when we cherish a piece of the heart someone left us in form of an object, we can later reflect.  If… Read more »

What We Can Learn from Shaolin (2011)

I wrote a research paper based on the 2011 film, Shaolin.    It’s such a beautiful film with so much in it.  There is so much we can learn from Shaolin about the nature of humanity itself.  We can learn about life after loss, becoming a better person despite and because of the pain of loss,… Read more »

AUGSA Graduate Student Research Symposium

The Voice Magazine recently had a chance to chat with AU student and AUSU Councillor Katy Lowe about her recent presentation at the AUGSA Graduate Student Research Symposium, her upcoming presentation at the 2020 Virtual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, as well as her future plans. Meet Katy Katy is currently a fourth year… Read more »

Three Virtual Presentation Tips

For students learning to complete presentations online, interviewing for a job, or even starting projects such as a vlog or webinar series, strategies for engaging your virtual audience is a key skill that many of us have started learning since the start of the pandemic. When most of our activities are being completed through online… Read more »

Discounts and Freebies for AU Students

We all know that being a student can be an expensive investment, but did you know that there are lots of discounts and free resources that AU has made available for students? So make sure you are utilizing these resources! Here are my top 5 that I use regularly.  Just click on the title of… Read more »

Editorial—Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

The Alberta government has increased the restrictions, with those additional restrictions coming, as is appropriate, today, Friday the thirteenth.  Unlucky if you’re a gym or a pub owner.  But many Albertans also feel unlucky that the government is not taking stronger actions, noting that the reason the disease is ramping up so quickly already is… Read more »