Features

Minds We Meet—Courtney Ware

The Voice Magazine recently had a chance to chat with Courtney (she/they), a Bachelor of General Studies student with a focus on Anthropology and Indigenous Studies, who is “currently residing on the traditional territories of the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples with the colonized name of Victoria, BC.  Courtney stated, “I currently reside on the traditional territories of… Read more »

Fiction Feature—One Old Spoon

What a disaster. “My life is literally in pieces,” Sadie thought.  The absurdity of it prompted a bark of laughter. Yesterday—was it only yesterday?—life was serving up one challenge after another.  The water heater went on the fritz and they’d had to skip morning showers.  The cat peed on the carpet, again.  She noticed the… Read more »

Minds We Meet! — Kristen

The Voice Magazine recently had a chance to chat with Kristen (she/her), a 27-year old, third year Bachelor of Science in Computing and Information Systems student—with hopes of “a job in cyber security, doing something like penetration testing”—currently located in Blackfalds, Alberta.  Kristen acknowledged, “Blackfalds is situated on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional meeting grounds,… Read more »

Daddy-Sitting

Dad and I sat in my parents’ living room, with not much to talk about.  Usually when I visited, Mom and I carried the conversation, but today Mom was at church.  It would be just me and Dad for over an hour. Dad’s drift into the shifting fog of Alzheimer’s had left him mostly functional,… Read more »

Reflections on Two Years of Minds We Meet

Writing the Minds We Meet column—interviewing students like you—has been one of the most stressful, frustrating—and ultimately rewarding—aspects of my time at The Voice Magazine.  To be clear, the experience has been difficult—not as a result of the participants—but solely through my repeated failed attempts to make connections with prospective interviewees in an online sphere… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Kalob Sharan

The Voice Magazine recently had a chance to chat with Kalob Sharan (he/him), a Bachelor of Commerce student, with a major in Human Resources Management, located in Surrey, British Columbia.  Kalob stated, “I would like to acknowledge that the land I work, study, and live on is part of the Kwantlen First Nation’s territory.  He… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Luisa Depta

The Voice Magazine recently had a chance to chat with Luisa Depta (she/her), a Bachelor of Arts – Psychology student from Alberta, who plans to continue on to a Master’s in Counselling. On a personal note, Luisa let us know, “I was born, raised and still live in Southern Alberta.  I live with my husband… Read more »

Minds We Meet—David Story

The Voice Magazine recently had a chance to chat with David Story (he/him), a Faculty of Humanities Major with a Minor in Philosophy from Toronto, Ontario. On a personal note, David let us know that he is “a professional musician and educator.”  He continued, “Previously, I spent 4 decades in the entertainment industry as a… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Marianne van der Ahé

The Voice Magazine recently had a chance to chat with Marianne van der Ahé (she/her), a Bachelor of Anthropology student currently located in Edmonton, Alberta.  “This program is covering all my areas of interest, and so far I’m loving it.  I have no career plans once I finish; I would like to be done by… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Wayne O’Toole

The Voice Magazine recently had a chance to chat with Wayne O’Toole (he/him), a brand new student just beginning his AU journey this May.  Wayne is enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts, major in Sociology and a minor in Inclusive Education. From Unam’ki/Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Wayne stated, “I would like to begin by acknowledging… Read more »