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AUSU Update!

There are many complex and urgent problems facing rural Canada that require interdisciplinary, intersectoral, and diverse solutions. We invite you to be part of conversations on four key issues: rural housing, rural health and well-being, attracting immigrants to and building inclusive rural communities, and rural digital equity. Sessions will highlight what can be adapted to support rural… Read more »

An Inclusive Future. An Interdependent World.

A “eureka moment” is defined as a moment of sudden, triumphant discovery, inspiration, or insight.  Not that long ago while I was in a drowsy stupor and preparing to go to sleep, I experienced a eureka moment courtesy of the sidebar on YouTube.  The recommend video I clicked on was a talk by former US… Read more »

AUSU Update

Hey Nursing Students! Allow us to introduce the Nursing Student Curriculum Committee, whose role is to help amplify your voices. The current committee is made up of your fellow nursing students, Alexander Si-Swires, May Bunn, Gagan Brar, and Leah Seaton, and we’re excited to be hosting a Townhall meeting where students can share their feedback,… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich

I saw this breakfast sandwich in a dream, and when I woke up, I knew I had to make it.  We had some left-over pork loin from the night before, and it was perfectly sized for sandwiches.  I should have added some cheese and lettuce to bump it up a little, but hindsight is 50/50. … Read more »

Fly on the Wall—Progress Not Perfection

Working from home has probably gained cachet by being a preferable alternative to COVID scares and toxic workplace cultures.  As distance students, we might then fly into a heavy course load and figure it’d all be free sailing.  Just catch the breeze of your inner motivation, right?  And no commutes to class in January, booyah!… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—Convoys and Herstory

Tom Petty once sang that “love is a long, long, road” (Petty, online).  The same is true of herstory, and particularly the herstory of dissent and protest.  In Martin Luther’s time, German peasants took literally the Protestant call for worldly authority to bow to scripture and the supremacy of personal relations with the other-worldly.  It… Read more »

AUSU Update!

This update is provided to The Voice by AUSU. Contact services@ausu.org with questions. Self-nominate now in the 2022 Student Council General Election! Students will vote March 10-14 to fill 12 available seats on Student Council and, for voters who self-identify as Indigenous, up to 13 available seats on the Indigenous Student Circle at AUSU, one of… Read more »

AUSU Update!

This update is provided to The Voice by AUSU. Contact services@ausu.org with questions. February 8 is the start of the 2022 Student Council General Election with nominations opening for all AU undergraduate students … including you! Students will vote March 10-14 to fill 12 available seats on Student Council and, for voters who self-identify as Indigenous, up to… Read more »

AUSU Update!

This update is provided to The Voice by AUSU. Contact services@ausu.org with questions. AUSU presents Research Week! Broaden your academic experience, enhance your resume or CV, and strengthen your graduate studies application by conducting undergraduate research at Athabasca University! Have your questions answered in an evening with Dr Andrew Perrin, see why and how students… Read more »

Stray Dogs

If you haven’t yet read our honourable mention or our runner up for the fiction contest, you really should check them out as well, but this week, I’m very proud to be presenting our Fiction Voice Writing Contest Winner.  “Stray Dogs” by Catherine Moise.  After reading it, I have to agree with our judges, it… Read more »