Vol. 24 Iss. 15

Volume 24 Issue 15 - 04/15/2016

Minds We Meet – Interviewing Students Like You!

Abra Diesbourg is an AU student from Edmonton AB. She is in the Bachelor of Professional Arts ? Governance, Law and Management program. The Voice Magazine recently interviewed Abra by e-mail, and here’s what she had to say about school, martial arts, and finally having time to read (non-text) books. First of all, whereabouts do… Read more »

Course Exam – ANTH 355 – Ecological Anthropology

Dr. Leslie Main Johnson recently launched a new anthropology course, Anthropology 335 ? Ecological Anthropology, and was kind enough to answer some questions about it for The Voice Magazine. For starters, what is your role with Athabasca University, and the course? I’m a professor of sociocultural anthropology and teach undergraduate and graduate courses. I’ve been… Read more »

The Study Dude – Write and Do Right

There is nothing more that The Study Dude wants for you than to write daily about something that improves at least one person’s life (yours especially). 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… Read more »

Music Review – HIGHS

Band: HIGHS Album: Dazzle Camouflage Alt-pop is a genre of music that is really starting to pique my interest. From the genre’s typical pop beats to its atypical electronic effects, the allure of alt-pop is growing stronger. And one defining element of this genre is its ability to surprise listeners with unexpected sounds and melodies… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Three Short Films

Site: NFB/Blog Article: Hobos, Hermits and Drifters: Three Short Films Starring Wise Loners of the Canadian Bush Films: Nahanni, directed by Donald Wilder David and Bert, directed by Daryl Duke Man Who Chooses the Bush, directed by Tom Radford Being just a wee bit homesick, when I got the email notification that the NFB was… Read more »

The Fit Student – Tools to Tough it Out

Tough out your dreams. Gail Wagnild, author of True Resilience, says, “Even if the road to your dreams is difficult, keep going because it will get easier and the knowledge that you can do it will grow” (p. 62). Some people get knocked down, spat upon, and kicked around, yet keep busting their hump. How… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Consider

Readers of this space won’t be surprised to hear I love reading. When actually sitting down with a book, no matter if electronic or paper, isn’t possible, the next best thing for me is listening to audio books. Because I refuse to pay full retail for them what ends up in my vehicle is always… Read more »

Dear Barb – Mood Swings

Dear Barb: Hi, I have been with my boyfriend for five years. He suffers from bipolar disorder and, over the course of our relationship, has gotten worse. I love him a lot, but my life is consumed with his illness. Each day is dependent on how Gary feels. If he has a good day, then… Read more »

Editorial – All in Favour

This week, the Alberta Budget was released. If you haven’t seen anything about it in the news, you haven’t been looking. For Albertans, the big take-away is that our province is looking at a 10-billion-dollar deficit. The same deficit that the federal Liberals said they’d be taking for the entire country (of course, they’ve since… Read more »

A Fresh Start

Sometimes when we start something new we need to change things in our immediate environment as well. While I am still waiting for final marks and my application to graduate to work its way through the system, I was struck with the notion that the study-space I previously loved needed a facelift. Not because it… Read more »

Hits and Misses – AUSU’s Annual Report

AUSU’s annual report for 2016 was presented at the Annual General Meeting on April 7, 2016. If you weren’t at the meeting?and I suspect you were not?you missed the official presentation of the report to the membership. Not to worry. You can access the AUSU 2016 Annual Report from AUSU’s website?look for Annual Reports under… Read more »

Canadian Education News

Temporary foreign worker solution through youth employment program High youth unemployment persists in spite of the hiring of temporary foreign youth works (TFWs). The hiring of TFWs is a concern with high youth unemployment at the same time. Industries have turned to Mobilize Jobs to use Canadian millennials to ?fill labour shortages.? Founder of Mobilize,… Read more »

Women of Interest – Jean Sutherland Boggs

Jean Sutherland Boggs was born in Negritos Peru, on June 11, 1922, and died August 22, 2014, in Ottawa, Canada. Her parents were Canadians, her father was a geologist and her mother a school teacher. In 1966 Sutherland Boggs was the first woman in the world to become head of the National Gallery of Canada…. Read more »

Student Sizzle! – AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Lyn wonders if her old credits will still count if she enrols in the RN degree program. Colleen shares info about AU’s new Virtual Exam Invigilation pilot program. Dylan seeks a copy of textbook “The Psychology of Women” 7th edition. Other posts include convocation, the AU Student ID card, and courses ADMN… 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 15: May degree requirements deadline – April 29: May course extension deadline – April 30: Deadline to apply for 2016 Convocation – May 6: Deadline to… Read more »