Vol. 24 Iss. 23

Volume 24 Issue 23 - 06/10/2016

Minds We Meet – Interviewing Students Like You!

Ryan Kiedrowski is a Bachelor of Management Student with a major in Marketing and a background in photography. He’s also the latest subject of the Minds We Meet column. First of all, whereabouts do you live? And have you always lived there? I live in the village of Rosemary, Alberta, near Brooks. I moved out… Read more »

The Fit Student – A Genius!

Become a genius. Or, if you already are one, develop genius status in some other untapped passion of yours. So, how do you ignite your inner genius? First, consider that you might not end up the best chess master, the best mathematician, or the best gymnast, even if you start learning today. After all, the… Read more »

Music Review – Sentimental Gentlemen

Band: Sentimental Gentlemen Album: The Devil’s In The Details Available now for streaming from their website, Sentimental Gentlemen’s The Devil’s In The Details is a fantastic rock and roll album coupled with an amazing story of perseverance and dedication. Founded in 2013, Fort McMurray’s Sentimental Gentlemen were on the road when the wildfires ripped through… Read more »

The Study Dude – Silence Wins Secrets

There is nothing more that The Study Dude wants for you than to master the art of silence. 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 opinions and personal anecdotes?even the embarrassing… Read more »

In Conversation with Patrick Woodcock

Canadian poet Patrick Woodcock has written nine books of poetry and his work has been translated into 14 languages. While travelling the world in search of meaningful connections, inspiration, and firsthand knowledge of the human condition, Patrick has rejected the typical literary life by living simply and working at some rather humble jobs (pizza delivery… Read more »

Dear Barb – Debt and Defending

Dear Barb: I am in my early twenties, have just completed my second year of university, and I still have three years left before I reach my goal. My marks are pretty good, but I’m feeling overwhelmed by my student debt. I already have $10,000 in school loans. If I keep going the way I… Read more »

AU Exams at Home with ProctorU

AU students can now write exams where they study?at home. Online invigilation for AU students was launched June 2, 2016, after a successful pilot project. Partnering with online proctoring service ProctorU, AU now offers its students the choice to write online exams from home. With ProctorU, students can schedule exams 24 hours a day, 7… Read more »

Editorial – Life is But a Stage

For many AU students, graduation, convocation, isn’t quite the big deal it is for our counter-parts at traditional universities. Sure, it’s important. Just like any significant milestone in our life is important, but for many AU students, a graduation doesn’t mark a significant change in their life, rather it just means they now have the… Read more »

Food Waste

Each week, I go through the same ritual: I look in my pantry, fridge and freezer to take stock of what food I have so that I can plan my grocery list and also what meals I will cook. I feel rather smug that I am so organized. But, then there is also a darker… Read more »

Break a Leg

As I prepare to leave for graduation I find myself feeling a bit nostalgic. There is a rather unusual similarity between my first day of kindergarten and my first day with AU. I started both in a cast. I remember making my “grad” speech in grade seven as we nervously prepared for high-school. I don’t… Read more »

Canadian Science News

Bay of Fundy might give enough energy for all of Canada The Bay of Fundy around Nova Scotia and New Brunswick is the not-so resting place of the “highest and strongest tides in the world.” It might be utilized for a sustainable and renewable form of energy called tidal power. The coastline at the bay… Read more »

Women of Interest – Helen Irene Battle

Helen Irene Battle was born August 31, 1903 in London, Ontario and died June 17, 1994. She was the first woman in Canada to earn a PhD in Marine Biology. She earned her degree through the University of Toronto in 1928. She joined the faculty of the University of Western Ontario and remained there from… Read more »

Student Sizzle! – AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Michelle wants to know where she can view a recording of AU’s convocation. Amanda seeks insight on ORGB courses. Sidney and others share photos of their AU diplomas. Other posts include online invigilation, adulting, AU newbie, and courses CLAS 309, MATH 265, and PSYC 402. Twitter @AthabascaU tweets: “Please note the upcoming… 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 – June 9-11: 2016 Convocation – June 10: Deadline to register in a course starting July 1 – June 14: AUSU Council Meeting – June 15: July degree… Read more »