Vol. 19 Iss. 24

Volume 19 Issue 24 - 07/01/2011

Editorial – Oh, Canada?

Well, It’s been quite a year. From the controversial G20 Summit fallout, to a federal election and all the snark that politics typically entails, to a post-hockey loss riot in Vancouver last month, Canada has been taking a beating to its reputation. And It’s not surprising. After all, the stereotypical Canadian?if the media has it… Read more »

AUSU Update – Convocation 2010; AUSU Executive Election

Convocation 2010 AUSU wishes to congratulate this year’s graduates, whether attending Convocation in person or by distance. We wish you the best of luck in your future pursuits. You are an inspiration to all AU students! AUSU Executive Election AUSU has recently held its internal election for the Executive. We wish to congratulate Barbara Rielly… Read more »

Write Stuff – The Art of Persuasion

In the hit show Mad Men, It’s all about the art of the sell. The clothes are cool, the ad men slick. It’s fun to watch, but how often do you think about the messages advertisers aim at you? This week, we take a look at real-life ad men and women and the words they… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Biutiful

Film: Biutiful (2010) Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu Cast: Javier Bardem, Maricel Álvarez, Hanaa Bouchaib, Guillermo Estrella, Eduard Fernández, Cheikh Ndiaye, Diaryatou Daff, Cheng Tai Shen He Stoops, He Groans, He Falters Uxbal, a soft-core criminal who is dying of prostate cancer, goes to visit his wife Marambra after she has run the gamut of another… Read more »

Course Exam – ENGL 149: Advanced Speaking and Listening

Many students tend to gloss over AU’s 100-level courses. But these classes often serve a valuable purpose, helping to solidify skills that are crucial not only in the academic world but also in most career fields. One of these courses is the practically-driven ENGL 149 (Advanced Speaking and Listening), which features one-on-one training with an… Read more »

Gregor’s Bed – OK Go, 180/365

OK Go: 180/365 (EMI June 2011) A Divine Outpouring of Celestial Rock to Make You Do Your Happy Dance You may have noticed that I rarely write about rock ?n? roll. It’s not that I don’t like it or that I am ignorant of its glorious history. In fact, I was once a zealous rock… Read more »

Did You Know? – Career Plan: Self-Assessment

Whether You’re getting ready to take your first class or have recently graduated with a certificate or degree, chances are you’ve been giving a great deal of thought to career planning. AU Counselling Services? Self-Assessment page offers a number of online resources to point you in the right direction. If You’re just starting out or… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Snap, Crackle, Pop

With the holiday weekend here, chances are you’ll be viewing a large-scale fireworks display?or shooting off a few in your backyard (local by-laws permitting!). Fireworks can be magnificent from a distance, but what are they like up close? This week’s links check out the science behind the colourful explosions? Colourful Chemistry What does a firework… Read more »

How Do You Like Your Voice?

It’s no secret that the patterns of media consumption have changed drastically over the past couple of years?and that they’re going to keep evolving with new technological breakthroughs. We at The Voice want to ensure that we’re continuing to meet your needs, and we need your help. How would you prefer to read The Voice… Read more »