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 »

Ergonomics During Covid

Ever since work has moved to the home setting, many employees and students have made drastic changes to their home setup to improve their home-office experience.  I’ve had times this summer where sitting in front of a screen for hours at a time has changed my posture, reduced my energy levels and left parts of… Read more »

COVID-19 Long-Haulers

In recent months, I have noticed increasingly polarized conversations about the current pandemic.  On one hand, there are those who continue to maintain lives as before, forcefully denying the magnitude or existence of the COVID-19 virus, oblivious to the various privileges that have shielded them thus far, while countless others have begun sharing stories of… Read more »

Three Mentors and the Lesson I Learned

Three people changed my world dramatically.  These are my mentors, and this is what I learned: My Mentor, my Brother. I had a mentor who valued intelligence and success.  As a young child, I was mentored by him to excel at school.  He taught me math, Roman numerals, microscopic science, and more math.  He oohed… Read more »

Set Up for Success—Using VMock to Boost Your Marketability

This fall, AUSU began a new partnership with SMART Career Center to use their VMock program to provide Athabasca University undergraduate students with an innovative way to navigate the tough job climate.  Using artificial intelligence, VMock matches a candidate’s skills and talents with specific career opportunities.  The online technology differs from traditional job databases by… Read more »