Vol. 28 Iss. 07

Valentines Day, 2020 - 02/14/2020

Minds We Meet—Brittany Johnson

Brittany is a third-year transfer student in the Bachelor of Business and Administration program at Athabasca University.  Giving an interview to The Voice Magazine is now something she can check off her bucket list!  This is her story. Could you please provide us with a brief introduction? Who are you? What program are you enrolled… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—DIY Pickled Veggies

There is something special about the flavor that a bite of pickled veggies adds to a meal. Even for the blandest lunches, a bite into a piece of pickled carrot can instantly add flavor and crunch to the meal. After years of purchasing my dill pickles and pickled onions from supermarkets, I decided that I… Read more »

The Fit Student—How to Choose a Skill to Master

Do you dream of gaining expertise at some skill?  A loved one of mine happily works on a skill for hours daily.  She’s clearly a master.  But she’ll never admit it.  Instead, she’ll say, “I’m far from mastery.  I’m just a lifelong student.” So, why do mastery and humbleness go hand in hand? According to… Read more »

Course Exam—BIOL 235 (Human Anatomy and Physiology)

BIOL 235 (Human Anatomy and Physiology) is a six-credit introductory biology course that covers all major elements of the human body, including basic anatomy, fundamental organic chemistry, cellular structure and function, and the integration, organization, and control of all the body systems. Students will acquire an understanding of normal anatomy and physiology, of physiological adaptations… Read more »

Women of Interest—Portia White

February is Black History month and it is a time when Canadians celebrate the contributions made by Black Canadians who helped to make Canada the culturally inclusive nation that it has become. Portia White (1911-1968) was the first Black Canadian contralto singer to win International praise.  Her voice was described by critic Edward Wodson of… Read more »

Dear Barb—Adopt a Valentine

Dear Barb: My boyfriend never gets me anything for Valentine’s Day, not even a card.  I don’t get him anything because he doesn’t get me anything.  My friends all get flowers and chocolates and dinner out.  I always feel bad when they tell me what they got and I have to say I didn’t get… Read more »

Editorial—Loving Every Minute of It

Sometimes this job has some interesting turns to it.  Recently it came to my attention that there’s a Facebook group out there devaluing AU degrees by advertising for students and running essay and assignment “sharing” (read, plagiarising) services.  What’s more, it’s doing so using a photograph taken from one of the articles in The Voice… Read more »

The Search for Roots

Albertan travel brochures frequently attract visitors to the province with glossy images of aquamarine waters, majestic snow-capped peaks, and roving wildlife.  This marketing technique has proven effective, as thousands of visitors, myself included, flock to Banff, Canmore, and Lake Louise each year.  Although I settled in Calgary in 2012, and Edmonton in 2015, my fondest… Read more »

The Perfect Valentine

How do you find the perfect Valentine?  One where you can make it permanent? Well, I really like the Marriage Foundation, and have found their advice great for me, so I’m passing that on to you. To start, stay clear of the Hollywood dating rules.  Instead, read this Dating 101 guide. But the dating scene’s… Read more »

Council Connection—January 16, 2020 Meeting

The AUSU Council Meeting took place Thursday, January 16th, 2020 at 6:30 pm-8:30 pm MDT. All Councillors were in attendance. Key items for the council at this meeting were reviewing the 2019 Auditors findings; voting AUSU Bylaw revisions into effect; voting the recommendations of the Executive Compensation Review Committe into effect, reviewing actions taken regarding… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  UCT Heaston Scholarship Sponsored by:  United Commercial Travelers of America (UCT) Deadline:  March 15, 2020 Potential payout:  up to $6000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be high school seniors, or equivalent, be enrolled and entering a university/college program in the coming academic year, have overcome obstacles through hard work, and are committed to community… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Angela wants to know if doing five courses in a funded (four month) semester is too much. Answers so far indicate that it’s probably doable, but it is a lot to do. Added to the concerns are raising kids and having a part time job at the same time. Meanwhile, Melanie takes… Read more »

Canadian Science News

Food Sustainability Moves Forward with Acadia University Affairs reported on the new hydroponic system at Acadia University. It will permit the harvesting of hundreds of pounds of greens within a month in a refurbished shipping container. This means that Acadia University now has a year-round source of greens only steps away from the campus dining… 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 Jan 30: Deadline to apply for course extension for Mar Feb 7: AUSU Election – Nominations Close Feb 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Mar 1 Feb 12: AUSU Election… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

MBA for Executives Application Webinar Wed, Feb 19, 10:00 to 11:00 am MST Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business news.athabascau.ca/events/mba-for-executives-application-webinar-20200219 Register through above link Live chat – Doctorate in Business Administration Wed, Feb 19, 3:00 to 4:00 pm MST Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business news.athabascau.ca/events/live-chat-doctorate-in-business-administration-20200219 Access through above link Graduate Student Research… Read more »