Vol. 21 Iss. 24

Volume 21 Issue 24 - 06/28/2013

Convocation: the Graduates Speak

Melissa Mountain graduated from Athabasca University this spring with her Master of Counselling degree. This address was given on Friday, June 7, 2013, as part of the Athabasca University Convocation ceremonies. Mr. Chairman Mr. President Elected Officials Distinguished Guests Members of the Platform Party Graduates Ladies and Gentlemen Welcome. We are here today to celebrate… Read more »

From Where I Sit – It’s So Easy

When one gets busy, It’s so easy to forget and forego stuff. Important stuff like life lessons, good habits, and best practices. Stuff like taking time for friends and family. Hard-won weight loss becomes a slippery slope when I forget that I can’t have certain foods in the house. That for my health and well-being,… 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 »

Write Stuff – Let the Games Begin

Ah, summer. Time for relaxing pursuits like reading on the beach or playing games at the cottage. For book lovers, there’s an even better combination: games about all things literary. Kick off your sandals, pull up a deck chair, and get ready to challenge your novel know-how. The best place to start is at the… Read more »

In Conversation – Elizabeth Shepherd

Elizabeth Shepherd is a jazz/soul pianist and singer. In 2006 her debut album, Start To Move, was voted one of the top jazz albums by listeners of the Gilles Peterson Show on BBC Radio Worldwide. She’s toured the world and shared the stage with Christian McBride, Victor Wooten, and Branford Marsalis. Her latest album, Rewind,… Read more »

Peppe Voltarelli: True Blue Bohemian

Peppe is a wonderful man?a true bohemian! He goes wherever his guitar takes him.? Daniela Nardi, in an interview with Wanda Waterman Peppe Voltarelli is an Italian singer-songwriter and accordion player noted as much for his searing social commentary as for his tender tributes to the people of his region, winning his songs the label… Read more »

Did You Know? – Convocation

Here at The Voice Magazine we’d like to extend our heartiest congratulations to all new graduates! We wish you all the best as you take the next step in your educational or professional journey. If you were unable to attend Convocation or your graduation is still far off and you want a preview of your… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Flood Advisory

With the flooding that has ravaged southern Alberta, including Calgary and surrounding communities, It’s a good time to review flood safety and disaster preparedness. Whether you live in one of the affected communities or may face flood conditions or other natural disasters in your lifetime, check out these links?and stay safe! Be Prepared Floods, tornadoes,… Read more »

Calgary Flood Update

AUSU and The Voice Magazine are deeply concerned about the flooding situation in Calgary and surrounding areas. Calgary has the single highest population of AU students anywhere, and AUSU estimates that close to 20 per cent of our total membership lives in areas affected by flood conditions (including students in Canmore, High River, and other… Read more »

Letters to the Editor – We Love to Hear from You!

We love to hear from you! Send your questions and comments to voice@voicemagazine.org, and please indicate if we may publish your letter.12- Re: ?Convocation: the Graduates Speak,? by Taurian Guinand, v21 i23 (2013-06-21) It’s inspiring to hear the thoughtful comments of a new graduate as he looks to the future and I want to thank… Read more »