Vol. 24 Iss. 26

Volume 24 Issue 26 - 07/01/2016

Course Exam – History 338 – History of the Canadian West

Dr. Eric Strikwerda is an AU assistant professor in the Center for Humanities. He teaches a number of courses, including this article’s focus: History 338: History of the Canadian West. This is the first of a two part look into the course. What is History 338 : History of the Canadian West about? Dr. Strikwerda:… Read more »

The Writer’s Toolbox – Writing Outdoors

Have you ever been possessed by the glorious desire to commune with nature in a writing retreat outdoors? Of course you have. What could be more peaceful, more fulfilling, more conducive to the flow of ideas than an afternoon spent writing in the quiet of the woods? Uh, maybe an afternoon spent writing indoors in… Read more »

Music Review – Sarah Jarosz

Musician: Sarah Jarosz Album: Undercurrent Need that perfect summer album to just lay back and chill out to? Well, get your earbuds and headphones ready, because acclaimed Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Sarah Jarosz’s latest album, Undercurrent, is now available. Prepare to be carried away with soft and angelic vocals, melodious folk harmonies, and swaggering rhythms. For fans… Read more »

The Study Dude – Jack of all Theories

There is nothing more that The Study Dude wants for you than to apply a mash-up of theories in your analysis. 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… Read more »

In Conversation with The Flux Machine

The Flux Machine is a New York City alt-rock act known for delivering gripping live performances of engaging punk-flavoured tunes. Luis Accorsi, an experienced and versatile artist, joined up with new rock producer, Raphael Sepulveda, put together an ensemble of musicians, and released the new album, Louder!, mastered by DC-based producer, Taylor Larson. Louder!, recently… Read more »

From Where I Sit – No Place Here

Three events that came together this past weekend got me thinking. The first was my involvement in our annual multi-family garage sale. This time it was at my mom’s place fifty kilometres from where I live. A person has to be very committed to the endeavour to take part, what with the travel and time… Read more »

Dear Barb – Father Knows Best

Dear Barb: My wife and I have been married seven years and we have two girls, ages 3 and 5. When my second daughter was born my wife and I decided that I would stay home with the girls. Since I was working at a low paying factory job, it made sense that I would… Read more »

Camp It Up!

There’s a lot going on this week. First, and most important, if you don’t already know, it looks like July is going to kick off with a postal strike/lock-out situation. Athabasca University has prepared this page to let you know how they’re going to be handling it. In short, learning resource packages and lab kits… Read more »

Camping Under a Teal Sky

Summer in Canada is officially underway! When I was growing up, summer meant camping. For several weeks each summer, my parents would load up us five kids and hit the road. Even in the big land-yacht autos of the 1970s?before they invented minivans?there weren’t enough seat belts for all seven of us, so when seatbelt… Read more »

RV Camping – The Best of Both Worlds

There are many different types of camping. Backwoods camping, tent camping and RV camping, just to name a few. Backwoods camping is pretty rustic, with a tent, sleeping bag and minimal comforts and not in a park or designated campground. Tent camping is a step up from backwoods camping, it includes electricity, hot showers nearby,… Read more »

Why I Hate Camping

I am going to say something very un-Canadian, almost on the same level as admitting that I go around kicking beavers or that I don’t eat Timbits because they contain too many calories. But, let me go on record and say that I don’t like camping. As any Canadian knows, vacation season unofficially begins on… Read more »

Wilderness Camping

My most memorable Canada Day was in 2009. I was hiking the West Coast Trail and we were a couple days into our 7-day adventure. We woke on the morning of the first to clear blue skies and the sound of the ocean crashing into the shore. We shook the dew off our tents, packed… 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 – July 5: AU Open House Webinar – July 8: Deadline to register in a course starting Aug 1 – July 15: August degree requirements deadline – July… Read more »

Student Sizzle! – AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Denise talks about her experience using AU’s new electronic exam service, ProctorU. In short, she liked it, but Jody warns that there can be issues if your webcam doesn’t work with the service for some reason. In Toronto, Lori Ann is looking for a study partner for Anatomy and Physiology starting in… Read more »