Vol. 29 Iss. 17

- 04/30/2021

Minds We Meet—Jadianne Simpson

Who are your fellow students?  It can feel like you are all alone in your studies, but across the nation, around the globe, students like you are also pursuing their AU education, and The Voice Magazine wants to bring their stories to you.  If you would like to be featured next, do not hesitate to… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—Meandering and Growing

“Going somewhere?” Intoned as a mocking phrase, maybe when an adult has quietly confiscated a teenager’s car keys only to dangle them perspicaciously at a crucial moment, or when a friend appraises the sudden donning of hat and jacket by an erstwhile interlocutor after an especially barbed rejoinder, the notion of going somewhere carries a… Read more »

Women of Interest—Margaret Wilcox

On those frigid winter mornings when you jump in your car and patiently wait for the heater to warm it, you can be thankful to Margaret Wilcox for inventing the car heater. Margaret Wilcox was a mechanical engineer who was a recognized woman inventor during a time when women rarely even attended college, let alone… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Rocket Stove

I’ve been involved in Scouting as a leader for almost seven years now.  As a kid, I was a Beaver then a Cub Scout.  In the time that I’ve been in the leadership role, I have learned so much about survival skills.  More recently, I’ve been watching a few guys on YouTube who make videos… Read more »

Course Exam—BIOL 230

If you have a course that you would like to see a Course Exam article written for or you recently took a course that you would like to recommend to other AU students, please feel free to reach out with the course name and number, and any questions or feedback you may have.  We’ll be happy to… Read more »

Dear Barb—A Friendly Annoyance

Dear Barb: Hi, I am just finishing my first year of university and I will be going home for the summer.  This year I shared an apartment with another girl who was also in first year and she says we should share an apartment again next year.  The problem is that I can’t imagine living… Read more »

Editorial—We Have Winners

The judges have given their verdict, a winner, a runner-up, and even an honourable mention were pulled from over 30 entries into The Voice Magazine’s writing contest on the fiction side.  I’ll be running those three entries and maybe some others that I personally think are notable over the next several weeks, but we’re starting… Read more »

A Rant: Why Working from Home is Terrible

“The office is one thing, and private life is another.  When I go into the office, I leave the Castle behind me, and when I come into the Castle, I leave the office behind me.” (Dickens, 1861) Private life and work don’t mix.  Charles Dickens knew that 160 years ago and his words are still… Read more »

In Repair

This entry to the Voice Writing Contest received an honourable mention from our judging panel.  Judge Heather von Stackelburg commented: “A broken heart is something many (if not most) of us have experienced at one time or another, and being able to go and have it “taken care of” like a suit that needs drycleaning… Read more »

And the Winner is…

The judges for the Fiction side of the Voice Writing Contest have provided their selections, so I can tell you who the winners are, and over the next few weeks, display their work as well as some of the other pieces that were submitted for the contest. But before I do, I’d like you to… Read more »

How Laughter Can Bring Us Success

When faced with obstacles at school or work, we might tend to stress. But a better option is to let out happy wild laughter. Laughter floods us with delicious endorphins and gently massages our heart and organs. Laughter brings us to a state of, “I love to study!” or “I love to work!” I know… Read more »

Vintage Voice

Don’t look now, but May 1 is Naked Gardening Day!  This might be a suitable year to participate but, as with every activity these days, be sure to maintain a two-metre distance from your curious neighbours. Spelling counts.  Lonita Fraser wanders through the self-revealing trends of online dating.  “Men, and women, are branching out of… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Remember how confusing it was when you started AU?  A new student wonders if a course has to be started right on the start date, and of course the answer is “total flexibility”! reddit Well, here’s a refreshing change.  Amongst the repeated requests for tips on easy courses, one student stands out… 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 April 30: Last day to apply for June 2021 Convocation May 1: AUSU Spring Awards & Bursaries deadline May 13: AUSUnights Virtual Trivia May 19: AUSU Student Council Meeting May 25: AUSU… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week!

Scholarship name:  The Azazie Scholarship Sponsored by:  AZAZIE Deadline:  May 31, 2021 Potential payout:  $1000 USD Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be either high school students graduating before July 1, 2021, or college or university undergrad or grad students; and must be enrolled or accepted in a degree program at a Canada or U.S. university or… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

PowerED™ Leadership Webinar Series – Part 2 with Dr Paul Bentley Tues, May 4, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU’s PowerED™ news.athabascau.ca/events/powered-leadership-webinar-series-part-1-with-dr-paul-bentley-2/ RSVP through above link MBA for Health Leaders Info Session Thur, May 6, 10:00 to 11:00 am MDT Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business news.athabascau.ca/events/mba-for-health-leaders-webinar-20210506/ RSVP through above… Read more »