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Vintage Voice

Last weekend’s horrible attacks at the Westfield Bondi Junction shopping mall in Sydney, Australia prompted us to cocoon in the archives and look for some gentler Bondi Beach references.  Cue the Travelling Student… Textbooks and sand.  Philip Kirkbride feels out of place studying at Bondi Beach while others surf and party.  “Despite the always Saturday… Read more »

Student Sizzle—Following What’s Hot!

Facebook: How to apply for student loans. A student applying for a loan for the first time seeks advice on how to fill out the application. One student suggests leaving the application blank, allowing the applicant to receive the maximum amount allowed. Other students recommend using the course fee calculator, available at Additionally, another student… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

The Future of Architectural Education Tues, Apr 23, 9:00 to 10:30 am MDT Online Hosted by AU Centre for Architecture Register through above link Library Chat Tues, Apr 23, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU Library No pre-registration needed; access through chat box on home page AU’s 2024 Three… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Got a Spine Scholarship Sponsored by:  Arctic Chiropractic Fairbanks Deadline:  May 2, 2024, 11:59 pm EST Potential payout:  $500 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian or U.S. residents, be attending university or college in Canada or the U.S. full-time by October 2024, and have a GPA of 2.5 or greater during their last… Read more »

Research Assistant Opportunity—Conscience in a Medical Setting

This unique research opportunity entails “investigating what interventions exist to support healthcare professionals to understand and use their conscience for ethical decision making.” The goal, logically enough but also juicy enough to merit some emotional involvement, is the creation of an academic “baseline sense of how conscience has been taken up for healthcare professionals in… Read more »

AUSU Update!

“Passing the Baton: Welcoming the 2024-2025 AUSU Executive Committee” The Athabasca University Students’ Union (AUSU) would like to thank our outgoing 2023-2024 Executive Committee, including President Naju Syed, VP External Manmeet Kaur, VP Finance and Administration Chantel Groening (formerly Bradley), and VP Community and Wellness Natalia Iwanek. Their commitment and dedication to student success have… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Odenza Vacations College Scholarship Sponsored by:  Odenza Vacations Deadline:  May 1, 2024 Potential payout:  $500 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be residents of Canada or the U.S., be between the ages of 17 and 24 as at September 1, 2024, and have a GPA of 2.5 or greater. What’s required:  An online application along… Read more »

Research for a Better Tomorrow!

The 2024 AU Research Forum is just around the corner, on April 17 and 18! Register now for virtual sessions on a range of topics, from ethics and sustainability, to knowledge mobilization and media relations, and much more. The forum isn’t just for researchers – all AU team members, staff and students are invited to learn about, engage… Read more »

Research Assistant Opportunity!

This research seeks to explicate the interactive therapy region of reality as it relates to our friends in the transgender community.  As allies, it behooves us to understand “the ways in which a clinician’s unconscious prejudice can be felt, and potentially acted out, within various medical settings.” For instance, if therapists unwittingly project their biases… Read more »

Student Sizzle—Following What’s Hot!

Facebook: AU telephone quizzes? A student asks what the AU telephone quizzes are like. One student with phone anxiety requested and received a format change to an open-book written exam. Another student also experienced anxiety and blanked out during the phone exam.  Another student has severe anxiety and was advised to email the tutor for… Read more »