Vol. 24 Iss. 13

Volume 24 Issue 13 - 04/01/2016

Minds We Meet – Interviewing Students Like You!

Samantha Stevens is an AU student from St-Jean-sur-Richelieu QC. She is in the Bachelor of Arts program, English major, but is rounding out her education by also studying philosophy and psychology. The Voice Magazine didn’t have to go too far to find Samantha: she writes music reviews and other articles for the magazine. We recently… Read more »

The Study Dude – Change the World

There is nothing more that The Study Dude wants for you than to do a narrative study on Mama June’s experience with turkey neck. Well, in these articles, as The Study Dude, I’ll try to give you the study tips you need to help make your learning easier. I’ll also give you straight and honest… Read more »

Music Review – Donovan Woods

Musician: Donovan Woods Album: Hard Settle, Ain’t Troubled Genres are perhaps the worst thing in the music world. Genres put music into a definable box; they make it easy for those who write about music to pinpoint exactly what they are listen-ing to. Is it a good thing to confine such a phenomenon as music… Read more »

The Fit Student – Managing Your Mind

Standing on the scale, I hit my target weight. Yet nothing feels different. I long to have that high?that feeling of exhilaration?that is supposed to happen when you skinny down. So, I aim for a lower weight?that is until I feel weak and lifeless, until I see a picture of a boney dying soul that… Read more »

In Conversation with Skunkmello

Skunkmello is a Brooklyn-based rock band That’s been thrilling audiences for the last few years with their own lively blend of blues and rock and a unique narrative style of lyric-writing. They’ve just released the track “Highway 17” from their album Hot Chicken, which is due for release the 10th of June. A hectic touring… Read more »

From Where I Sit – One of Those

In the lead up to hosting Easter dinner we scrambled to get ready. There is nothing like the spectre of a houseful of guests to force one to get cracking on long-delayed to-do lists. Because our house is only about eleven hundred square feet the challenge was finding room for about twenty-one and three?quarter people…. Read more »

Dear Barb – Too Much Attention?

Dear Barb: I’m working on my degree at AU and working full time, so I’m very busy. My neighbor is driving me crazy. Cara is a very nice person who lives in a condo behind me. She is pleasant enough, but I think she is lonely. I have talked to her a few times and… Read more »

Editorial: Paradox of Fools

I dislike April Fools day. I realize saying that paints me as a grump with no sense of humor, but honestly, the entire notion of having to have a day (or rather, half-day as supposedly pranking someone after noon says that you’re the fool who didn’t know the rules) devoted to pranking people just seems,… Read more »

The New Federal Budget

The federal Liberal government of Canada has pledged billions of dollars for infrastructure in its new budget. According to The Globe and Mail, the pledge is “$125 billion over 10 years” (The Globe and Mail, 2016). That’s a lot of money. And It’s for national, provincial, and territorial infrastructure, with increased funding for research and… Read more »

Who’s Fooling Whom?

AUSU council appears to be on a lock-step march to amend Article 10 of its Bylaws. Astonishingly, some councillors?armed with what I can only describe as incomplete information?seem to believe that removing a valuable safeguard from AUSU bylaws is not only a good idea, but necessary. Article 10 currently prevents any AUSU council from amending… Read more »

A Better Kind of Reality TV

CBC’s Canada Reads is an annual competition where panellists defend books that fit into a specific theme. This year the theme was growing and changing. The books that made the short list this year were Birdie, by Tracey Lindberg and defended by Bruce Poon Tip; Bone and Bread, by Saleema Nawaz and defended by Farah… Read more »

Women of Interest – Jean Flatt Davey

Jean Flatt Davey was born March 16, 1909 in Hamilton Ontario and died March 31, 1980. Davey was the second woman, and the first woman doctor, enlisted in the Women’s Division of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Davey went on to be awarded the Order of the British Empire (established to acknowledge contributions to the… Read more »

Canadian Education News

Infrastructure Budget The federal Liberals released their first budget on March 22 with billions of dollars pledged for infrastructure spending. The budget supports post-secondary education via “funding for infrastructure, research and innovation, financial assistance, youth jobs and skills training, and indigenous education.” According to the chair of Universities Canada and the president of the University… Read more »

Student Sizzle! – AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Ryan seeks feedback on French and German courses. Kevin is looking for senior COMP and CMIS courses with practice exams. Ashley has re-enrolled and is contemplating which direction her studies should take. Other posts include double majors, course extension fees, going back to finish high school, PLAR, and courses ADMN 232, ECON… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Tax Time Tools

Overwhelmed by April showers . . . of paperwork? The weather may be warming, but for those who are stuck inside with mounds of headache-inducing paperwork as tax time approaches, here’s some good news: a few tools that may make the first half of this month (and the coming tax year!) go just a little… 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 – April 7: AUSU Annual General Meeting – April 10: Deadline to register in a course starting May 1 – April 14: Council changeover meeting & second reading… Read more »

On Student Engagement

As part of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Ad Hoc Committee for finalizing the structure of an FHSS-appropriate instructional model emphasizing increased presence for students and instructors, the Committee knew it was very important for students to give their input on this topic. We scheduled this input session for March 30th and it… Read more »