Vol. 21 Iss. 10

Volume 21 Issue 10 - 03/22/2013

Editorial – Matter of Money

There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch?or, for that matter, a free education. Clearly, the government of Alberta didn’t take this proverb to heart when it passed its budget earlier this month. Funding to post-secondary educational institutions was not only not increased, it was cut, perhaps in a short-sighted effort to save costs… Read more »

AUSU Update

Dear Members, You may have recently seen information on the internet speculating about the future of Athabasca University. These reports suggest that the Alberta government may broker a merger between AU and University of Alberta, and that this may result in drastic changes to the services and programs offered to students AU students. We want… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Putin’s Kiss

Film: Putin’s Kiss Director: Lise Birk Pedersen Cast: Masha Drokova (as herself), Oleg Kashin (as himself) Genre: Documentary ?If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face? forever.? George Orwell An Instance of Amity Between the Left and the Right in Putin’s Russia we’re treated to visions of… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Use It or Lose It

We can all learn a lesson from our aboriginal and French-Canadian cousins. Collectively, they have mastered the art of working to preserve and protect their cultures. I’m not sure how it translates into the actions or beliefs of the individuals within the subgroup. But from the outside looking in, there appears to be a deliberate,… Read more »

Write Stuff – Screen Test

Do you ever feel like your computer screen is watching you? Or that somebody in cyberspace is following your every keystroke? don’t worry. You’re not caught up in a conspiracy-theory movie plot. In fact, You’re probably on the cutting edge of the latest trend in education?online tests that allow the watchful eye of your proctor… Read more »

Maghreb Voices – Idir, Adrar Inu

Album: Idir, Adrar Inu (2013) ?He is a good storyteller who can turn men’s ears into eyes.? Berber saying A Voice from a Precipice Idir’s is a voice perched on a cliff, tremulously intense, leaning forward slightly to see how far it has to fall. A well-rounded and easily recognized persona with a strong individual… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Thinking of Spring

Spring has sprung?according to the calendar, that is. The weather forecast and the frozen soil seem to put the lie to the notion that we’ve entered a balmier season. Is your itch to start gardening getting out of hand? Despite the outdoor temperatures, It’s not too early to start planning and planting your garden! This… Read more »

Write for Us!

What topics and issues do you want to see covered in The Voice? What type of features do you like best? The Voice wants to hear from you! Email us at voice@voicemagazine.org with your ideas, letters, and suggestions. And if you’ve got something to say about university life, or life in general, consider writing for… Read more »

Did You Know? – Online Learning

Need to brush up your skills or pursue an area of interest, but don’t want to take a formalized university course? As flexible learning becomes increasingly popular, more and more schools and organizations are offering online learning opportunities. Add two to the ever-growing list: Coursera and Udacity. Coursera ?partners with the top universities in the… Read more »