Vol. 23 Iss. 39

Volume 23 Issue 39 - 09/25/2015

Minds We Meet – Interviewing Students Like You!

Heather Elizabeth is an AU student from Toronto, Ontario. Originally from near St Jacob’s , Ontario, Heather started two AU courses in September, after which she will be pursuing graduate studies. Heather was recently interviewed by The Voice Magazine. Here’s what she had to say about school, Socrates, and sexuality. Has Toronto always been home?… Read more »

Primal Numbers – A in Aerobics

We all know the way to get better grades. Turn off the TV, put down the smartphone, and spend more time studying. It’s good advice, but there’s something else you should be doing to improve your memory and ability to focus. As the latest research shows, hitting the gym could be just as good for… Read more »

From Where I Sit – I Hope You’re Engaged

In 1993 I was convinced to run in a bye-election in our rural municipality. The vacancy was created when Ed Stelmach won a seat in the legislature. The good news is that I ran against three men and won the election. It began an incredible experience like no other. I highly recommend that everyone consider… Read more »

Dear Barb – Humane Attention

Dear Barb: Every Sunday morning my husband and I go to our local Humane Society and walk the dogs. Humane Societies across the country are full of unwanted dogs and It’s very disturbing to walk through the pound and see these poor abandoned dogs begging for your love and attention. I have a friend who… Read more »

Music Review – Bri Ingram

Artist: Bri Ingram EP: I Am Music has a way of taking some of the most difficult times in our lives and forcing us to see them in a new way. Lyrics about heartbreak and disappointment don’t necessarily have to be put to dark or somber music. Instead, bravely pairing such lyrics with more upbeat… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Max Richter

Album: From Sleep Composer and pianist: Max Richter “O sleep, O gentle sleep, Nature’s soft nurse, how have I frightened thee, That thou no more will weigh my eyelids down, And steep my senses in forgetfulness?” – William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2 You know when terms like “easy listening” have entered the parlance of… Read more »

The “Go West” Relationship Test, Part I

One of the surest methods for testing a relationship’s fortitude must be the act of traveling together. The ingredients for a relationship blow-up are all there. Start with tiredness from lack of sleep and time-zone shifts. Then toss in the anxiety of missed connections, lost luggage, and confusing cities. And top it off with the… Read more »

Editorial – Time Out

I have to admit, it was gratifying to see how many of you started following The Voice Magazine‘s Facebook page last week. I keep forgetting that even though I know all of the stuff we do out in the wild internets, most of you don’t, and you probably don’t have the time or inclination to… Read more »


In the last few days social media, at least mine, has been bombarded with protests against the BC wolf cull. Celebrities, like Miley Cyrus, are taking a stand against the decision, the effect of this is that, while they may not understand the situation, or what it means to live in BC, they are drawing… Read more »

How Green is Your Coffee?

University life is intertwined with coffee culture. Whether it’s waking up early to study accompanied by a cup of something warm or going to a coffee shop with a laptop to get in some writing time, university students love their caffeine. Most coffee shop patrons do not stop to think about the garbage that their… Read more »

Student Sizzle! – AU Social Media

AUSU Student Forums In a post in the Ask AUSU forum, the AUSU office announced that the discussion forums would not be a part of the new website. AthaU Facebook Group JoAnne invites students to comment on their positive experiences at AU. Jenn wants to know if there is an RN program available through distance… Read more »

AUSU Update!

This space is provided free to AUSU: The Voice does not create or edit this content. Contact ausu@ausu.org with questions or comments about this page. IMPORTANT DATES – Sept 31: Deadline to apply for course extension for courses ending Oct 31 – Oct 10: Last day to register in courses starting Nov 1 – Oct… Read more »