Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Baffinland’s 2018 Scholarships Sponsored by:  Baffinland Iron Mines Deadline:  August 10, 2018 Potential payout:  $5000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Nunavut Inuit and enrolled full-time in a post-secondary education program.  See full eligibility requirements. What’s required:  A completed application form, your most recent school transcript, a copy of your resume, along with a… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student

When it comes to barbecue season, Canadians only have about four months of the year to truly enjoy feasting in the lush green carpet of our backyard.  For students, hosting barbecues can be a fantastic way to entertain family and friends.  Backyard barbecues don’t have to be a big fuss when you plan ahead and… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  4‑H First Generation Scholarship Sponsored by:  4-H Canada and The Coca-Cola Foundation Deadline:  May 31, 2018 Potential payout:  $1000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian residents, be 4-H members, be starting or returning to post-secondary education in September 2018, have a GPA of at least 3.0 or equivalent, and demonstrate financial need.  Additionally,… Read more »

Student Sizzle

AthaU Facebook Group Elli makes a comparison of getting a degree to getting a wax; painfully true!  Dustin asks for feedback on studying languages at AU; several students share their experiences.  Kish seeks clarification on whether to book exams with ProctorU or AU first; most responders say ProctorU first, but Kerri says for ProctorU exams,… Read more »

Money out the Window

Every student agrees that education is expensive, but not every student is prepared to do anything about it.  Twice each year, AUSU doles out thousands of dollars in scholarships, but only a small number of students bother to apply.  AUSU can’t give you this money—even if you are the best qualified—unless you get your application… Read more »

AUSU Update!

This space is provided free to AUSU: The Voice does not create or edit this content. Contact services@ausu.org with any questions. IMPORTANT DATES Apr 03: Facebook Live Event Apr 04: Edmonton Meet & Greet Event Apr 10: Deadline to register in a course starting May 1 Apr 10: Council Changeover Meeting Apr 15: May degree… Read more »

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

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, except… Read more »