Vol. 22 Iss. 26

Volume 22 Issue 26 - 06/27/2014

Transfer Credit Treasure – It’s Worth Digging For, II

Last week’s article reviewed where AU has buried information about undergraduate transfer credits on their website. Like many university websites, finding the information you need takes a bit of digging, but It’s (usually) all there. In the case of transfer credits, the effort is worth it if you think you have even one course that… Read more »

Primal Numbers – Robo-Crop

From HAL 9000 in 2001: A Space Odyssey to the machines in The Matrix, we’ve always feared a future where robots are in charge. We envision a violent, sterile world, in which human emotion is the only way to restore peace and harmony. Yet, as recent events remind us, artificial intelligence can sometimes be more… Read more »

The Writer’s Toolbox – Uniquely Canadian

Next week we’ll celebrate Canada’s 147th birthday?and revel in all things uniquely Canadian. But our uniqueness is not just about poutine, ketchup chips, and the vast superiority of Tim Horton’s. Canada also has its own distinct style for grammar, punctuation, usage, and spelling. Let’s take this time to celebrate our differences! Canadian Spelling Americans often… Read more »

From Where I Sit – GIWIST

For every person who’s ever felt hopelessly out of the loop because she doesn’t understand what those young kids are always doing on their phones, take heart. For those employers who resent the lost productivity when staff members steal time to update their status, tweet, and post, take heart. For those parents who despair that… Read more »

In Conversation with Michael Gauthier, Part I

“One of the things I like about Jazz, kid, is I don’t know what’s going to happen next. Do you?” – Bix Beiderbecke “Ahhh, those Jazz guys are just makin? that stuff up!” – Homer Simpson Michael Gauthier is a Montreal-based musician who teaches jazz guitar at the University of Montreal and at McGill University…. Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Alive

Album: Alive Artist: Hiromi “I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity.” – Billy Joel “Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. I remember an English professor at Dalhousie who taught us… Read more »

Dear Barb – On the Darker Side

Dear Barb: I have just finished my B.A from Athabasca. It was great having six months to complete my courses instead of four, as I suffer from depression and some days I can’t even get out of bed. Now that It’s done I want to get out and find work; however this depression is really… Read more »

Convocation Interviews

At Convocation, AUSU’s intrepid staff sought out various graduates to get short interviews from them about their convocation and AU experience for the Voice. This week, we present the interviews from Graduates Rocco Addaboo and Annet Chu What program did you graduate from? Rocco: Graduated from Bachelor of Management Annet: Master of Arts Integrated Studies… Read more »

Editorial – Hiatus Corpus

Just a reminder, this issue is going to have to last you two weeks, as I’ve been told that I’m required to take a vacation every once in a while by Alberta Law. Fortunately, for you and me, the week that I’ll be missing contains Canada Day, the Fourth of July, and, if You’re here… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Maple Leaf Forever

Maybe you’ll be proudly flying the Canadian flag this weekend, but how much do you know about its history and use? This week’s links will get you up to speed on your heritage: Many Flags Has it always been the maple leaf? No! In fact, Canada’s flown many flags before the one we know today…. Read more »

Did You Know? – Free Pancake Breakfast in Edmonton

If you haven’t noticed in the past few issues, the Distinctive Employment Counseling Services of Alberta (DECSA) is having a free pancake breakfast on July 9th, 2014 up in Edmonton. DECSA is a community based, non-profit organization that assists individuals with employment barriers to achieve paid employment. DECSA works collaboratively to overcome barriers to employment… Read more »

AUSU Update

Changes to AU Course Materials In the fall of 2013 AU began the process of replacing hard-copy textbooks for all undergraduate courses with e-text versions. Implementation has been staged in phases with about two dozen courses being transitioned each month. AUSU is supportive of the provision of electronic materials for students who want them, but… Read more »

DECSA Pancake Breakfast!

Come One, Come All? To DECSA’s 8th Annual Community Pancake Breakfast Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 from 7:30am to 10:30am 11515-71 Street, Edmonton AB Everyone is Welcome! Enjoy FREE Pancakes, Eggs, Sausages, Juice and Coffee Games and activities for the children RAIN OR SHINE