Five Fibs from the Book of Job

Let I know that you can do all things; no purpose of yours can be thwarted. You asked, ‘Who is this that obscures my plans without     knowledge?’ Surely I spoke of things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know. ~Job 42:2-3, NIV The Book of Job is believed to be one… Read more »

How Does it Feel to be in the Role of The Learner

Challenged to keep an independent reflection journal, my current AU course (NURS 623 – gracefully instructed by Dr.  Barbara Low), posed the question, “how does it feel to be in the role of the learner”? At first glance, this question was a simple one that I could journal in a few quick minutes: nervous, excited,… Read more »

Smooth Sailing to Convocation

Next month, hundreds of students—I mean graduands—will make the trek to Athabasca for convocation. For many, it will be the first time they’ve visited AU’s campus.  For some, it may be the first time they’ve visited Alberta. I went to convocation in June 2018.  It wasn’t my first trip to Alberta, but it was definitely… Read more »

Editorial—Freelancing Mother’s Day

We almost completely whiffed Mother’s Day this year.  As I’m looking through the magazine, it suddenly struck me that we had plenty of easy opportunities to tie this week’s issue to Mother’s Day (which is on Sunday, in case you’d forgotten. You’re welcome).  We could have done a feature interview with a student who’s a… Read more »

Natural Flow and When to Move With It

Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.                ~Laozi In my early teens I became obsessed with macramé, knotting belts, bracelets, and purses like the future depended on it, relying on a library book to teach me.  When I got to the part about how to make those lovely spiraling rows of square… Read more »

Editorial—What to Write?

Surprisingly, even though The Voice Magazine pays for student writing, I don’t get that many students wanting to try their hand at it.  Of those who do inquire, one of the most common questions is “What should I write?” I have a stock answer saved in a file that I tweak a bit based on… Read more »

Dear Barb—Determining a Daughter

Dear Barb: Hi, I got a strange call from a young lady who was claiming to be my daughter.  She told me her mother’s name and where she lived.  I did not recognize her name, although she did grow up in my old neighborhood.  She wants to meet with me, but I’m reluctant.  When I… Read more »

Council Connection—April 11, 2019 Meeting

A few technical hitches with the new Zoom system, which AUSU is still getting used to, led to a slight delay to the start of the April meeting.  Also, several councillors, including Brittany Daigle, Darcie Fleming, Sarah Blayney Lew, Josh Ryan, and Julian Teterenko were away due to illness or vacation commitments.  However, with the… Read more »