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Council Connection—February 15, 2024 Meeting

After the regular acknowledgements and house keeping items of the agenda and minutes, the first substantive action of the night was the approval of the annual report for the fiscal year 2022-2023.   Approval was unanimous, and so the report should be available on the AUSU website for you to look at right now.  In addition,… Read more »

The Semi-detached Relationship Between Canada and the U.S.

Are there any examples of two countries that share a border and that have so much in common and yet are so different, than the relationship between Canada and the U.S.? Given the disagreements between different provinces or between provinces and the federal government, and with emerging talks of provinces breaking away and doing their… Read more »

Editorial—Ending Strong

Welcome to the final issue of The Voice Magazine for 2023.  We’ve got a few articles appropriate for the season this week, as well as a couple of extra articles just to keep you busy over the holiday break, While you’re doing that, I’ll be busily trying to choose from the several hundred articles published… Read more »

DIY Japanese Cheesecake

Japanese cheesecake is a delicious and fluffy dessert that has a unique texture and flavor.  It’s lighter and less dense compared to traditional American-style cheesecake.  I remember having to pay a premium for these goodies at local Hong Kong bakeries or the infamous Uncle Tetsu in Vancouver and Toronto.  I enjoy eating the cake in… Read more »

Music Review—The Half We Still Have

Artist: Rachel Bobbit Album: The Half We Still Have Toronto-based artist Rachel Bobbit has released her new EP The Half We Still Have.  The album is available for streaming anywhere you get your music. Rachel (vocals and lead guitar) is joined on The Half We Still Have by friend Justice Der on guitar and e-bow,… Read more »

Vintage Voice

The recent announcement confirming the separation of Justin Trudeau and Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau got us wondering about the Wives of Trudeau. The younger Trudeau’s missus.  Columnist Barb Godin focuses on Sophie in the Women of Interest feature.  “Following her completion of radio and television school Sophie briefly obtained a position as an entertainment reporter at station… Read more »

Building Emotional Intelligence

Can emotional intelligence be acquired?  Anything can be learned, no matter what stage in life we are at.  And why learn emotional intelligence?  Emotional intelligence can bring us joy, connection, peace, wealth, success, and more.  We may even know someone who has an endless supply of emotional intelligence.  She’s always smiling and surrounded by fans. … Read more »

Success and the Rise of the “God-Like” Complex

Ask anyone who has reached the pinnacle of their profession as to what they attribute their success to, through professions ranging from sports to science, and what you should hear them say is that they attribute it to the non-stop dedication to getting better at whatever they do. The term “getting better” can be a… Read more »