Minds We Meet—Christine Sabourin

The Voice Magazine recently had a chance to chat with Christine Sabourin (she/her), a 35-year old Bachelor of Arts in Psychology student from Cornwall, Ontario—“with roots from an even smaller township of Monkland, Ontario,” (where she spent her “formative years”). She added, “I acknowledge and am grateful to live, learn, play, and work on the… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Halen Deng

The Voice Magazine recently had a chance to chat with Halen Deng (she/her), a Bachelor of Commerce student, with a major in Business Technology Management, living in Calgary, Alberta.  She mentioned, “This program allows me to merge my interests in business with the constantly evolving field of technology.  In my future career, I am open… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Ramanpreet Narang

The Voice Magazine recently had a chance to chat with Ramanpreet Narang (she/her), a new AU student, who is also known as Princy.  This Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting major currently lives in Moncton, New Brunswick, “’The Epicentre’ or ‘The Heart of Maritimes’”. She acknowledged “that the city of Moncton is situated on the traditional, ancestral… Read more »

The Foreign Interference Commission

On March 27th, 2024, stage one of the Public Inquiry into Foreign Interference in Federal Electoral Processes and Democratic Institutions (The Commission) began.  The first two days were more of an overview of the elections system and included impact statements from different ethnic Canadian leaders who were members of different diaspora communities, their experience interacting… Read more »

Editorial—The Votes are In!

Four hundred and seventy students cast their votes over the AUSU election period, and the results (pending appeals) are now in. Congratulations to the winners, with incumbent Chantel Bradely returning, and being joined by Olivia Shepherd, Faustina Arsenault, Aiza Nazarmatova, Melanie Rousseau, Annette Karien, Jan Lehmann, Diana Ramirez, Chimaraoke Akuchie, Kari Thompson, Josh Fils, and… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Rachel Pettitt

The Voice Magazine recently had a chance to chat with Rachel Pettitt (she/her), a Bachelor of Arts student with a major in psychology from Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta.  Rachel acknowledged, “I live and work in ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ (Amiskwacîwâskahikan) on Treaty 6 Territory.”  Born and raised in Alberta, she has also had the opportunity to live in many… Read more »

Questions for the Candidates of 2024

Each time there’s an election for AUSU, the Voice Magazine likes to ask some questions to help Voice readers understand the priorities, goals, and, to some extent, personalities of the candidates.  This time is no different, and with voting to open this coming Thursday, March 14th, it’s time that you got to see the results…. Read more »

Minds We Meet—Shad Hofer

The Voice Magazine recently had a chance to chat with Shad Hofer, a Human Resources Management Labor Relations student from Calgary, Alberta with plans to work in an Employee Relations field within union companies.  Shad stated, “I acknowledge that I live, work, and play on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani),… Read more »

Athabasca University versus The World

Athabasca University (AU), dubbed “Canada’s fastest growing university”, is Canada’s premier university when it comes to providing long-distance learning.  The origin story began in 1970, in Athabasca, Alberta, and some of its milestones include signing an agreement with Correctional Services Canada to provide learning opportunities to federal inmates and provide them with the skills to… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Josh Flis

The Voice Magazine recently had a chance to chat with Josh Flis, a student from Barrie, Ontario, who acknowledged that Barrie is “the traditional territory of the Anishinaabeg people.” Josh is “currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Psychology,” with an “objective, depending on … academic performance, is to graduate in 2025… Read more »