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Music Review—Emily Rockarts

With the release of her single “Inventor”, going on The Reason and Romance tour, and performing in upcoming shows in Halifax, Emily Rockarts has been having a busy year.  Emily sings lead vocals in the folk/indie band of the same name, which also includes Dan Rougeau (guitar), Soren Nissen (bass), and Ian Wright (drums).  This… Read more »

Student Sizzle

AthaU Facebook Group Emily sparks off a hot discussion about the relative worthiness of AU’s masters programs.  Veronica seeks advice on signing up for Amazon’s student prime account with AU’s new student e-mail addresses; not only does she get the help she needs, but AU’s IT volunteers to contact Amazon to put athabasca.edu e-mails on… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student

For a caffeine degenerate like me, I always wished there was a natural substitute for caffeine.  Although there isn’t any perfect substitute, over the years I’ve found some ways to help me beat the afternoon slump without resorting to Starbucks.  As a busy AU student, my philosophy is that caffeine should be a last resort… Read more »

Minds We Meet – Leah Campbell, Future Lawyer

[g]../articles/images/Column-MWM-web.jpg[eg] [t]../articles/images/2530-MWM.jpg[et][i]Leah Campbell is finishing up her first year in the 3-year Bachelor of Arts program through AU. She was born in Brandon, Manitoba, the second largest city in Manitoba and a constant list maker for one of the top 10 places to live in Canada. She has lived in Brandon almost her entire life,… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Certified Copy

Film: Certified Copy (IFC Films 2011) Writer/ Director: Abbas Kiarostami Cast: Juliette Binoche, William Shimell, Adrian Moore, Agathe Natanson, Jean-Claude Carriere, Gianna Giachetti ?Answer the question. Is she or isn’t she? What? A phony. I don’t know. I don’t think so. You don’t, huh? Well, you’re wrong. She is. But on the other hand, You’re… Read more »

AUSU This Month – Tutor of the Year

AUSU Tutor of the Year AUSU has launched the first annual Tutor of the Year Award. AUSU members may select up to three of their favourite tutors and we’ll tally the votes and honour the top tutor with a certificate, gift, and recognition on this website over the coming year. Now is your chance to… Read more »

Why You Can Be Thankful For Student Debt

One or our newest contributors, Sandra has already submitted a number of insightful and well researched articles on topics ranging from the independent media to aging gracefully. This article, published on October 7, 2005, provides food for thought for all Canadian students who complain about tuition rates. While the need for an affordable education system… Read more »

Voice Events Listings

To list events in your area, e-mail voice@ausu.org with “events” in the subject line. ONE VISION – MANY VOICES: A CROSS-CULTURAL / ANTI-RACISM EDUCATION CONFERENCE University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Nov. 17-19, 2005 http://www.uofaweb.ualberta.ca/edpolicystudies/ BLACK & BLUE FESTIVAL 5-11 October 2005 – Montreal, Quebec http://www.bbcm.org/ EINSTEINFEST Waterloo , ON – Sep 30, 2005 to Oct… Read more »

The first ever Voice writing contest!

THE FIRST VOICE MAGAZINE WRITING CONTEST! $600 in scholarships to be awarded $300 each in the fiction and non-fiction categories Write for The Voice and win money for your education. The Voice is launching its very first writing contest, with categories for both fiction, and non fiction. Non-Fiction: In 1500 words or less, tell us… Read more »