Vol. 24 Iss. 32

Volume 24 Issue 32 - 08/19/2016

What’s Going on At AU?

It’s been an eventful week at AU. This Wednesday brought an announcement that you’ve probably already seen on social media and AU’s website, but if you haven’t, AU has finally chosen its next President, Dr. Neil Fassina. He officially starts in the position on October 11th, but in his announcement speech last Wednesday, the 17th,… Read more »

The Study Dude – Your Inner Wit

There is nothing more that The Study Dude wants for you than to write with authentic wit. 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 ones… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Sanata (Stillness)

Album: Sanata (Stillness) Artist: Kiran Ahluwalia “Those who speak my tongue are unevenly scattered. Still, I collect conversations. I may run into someone. I’ve been your refugee, life, oh life.” – “Hayat” by Kiran Ahluwalia, from Sanata As we drew closer to Rue Jean Talon: “Music,” my guy announced. “Let’s go listen.” As we drew… Read more »

The Creative Spark!

Wouldn’t you love to tap into the secrets of professional comedy writing? Well, I want to teach. And as a teacher, I hope to stand at the podium, tell a joke, and cause an uproar of belly laughter to break the student?teacher ice. I also want to study, and as a student, I hope to… Read more »

Music Review – Union Duke

Band: Union Duke Album: Golden Days No summer is complete without adding an awesomely fun folk album to your playlist. Toronto folk quintet Union Duke has just released their third album Golden Days, and it promises to be a rollicking good time. Founded in 2008 by childhood friends Ethan Smith, Jim McDonald, Matt Warry-Smith, and… Read more »

Dear Barb – You Can’t Go Home Again

Dear Barb: I was away for my first year of university and I recently returned home for the summer. When I got home it seemed everything had changed and it doesn’t feel like home anymore. In fact I just want to go back to school! I tried to talk to my mom about how I… Read more »

Back to School Shopping, AU Style

Late summer brings a cyclone of back-to-school advertisements. A new school year prompts thoughts of fresh beginnings and the need for crisp new school supplies. But there’s a different kind of back-to-school shopping that doesn’t involve lined paper, fresh pens, or tablet computers. It’s the kind of shopping students do when they’re selecting their next… Read more »

Council Connection – August 9, 2016

The AUSU Council meeting for August 9, 2016, was supposed to be two-hours long, however, it went on to be over three-hours. Despite being a very lengthy meeting, it was productive and interesting. It went beyond the normal two-hour period because there were no Council meetings in July due to various holidays making it harder… Read more »

Editorial – Busy, Busy.

Well. We’ve got a lot of stuff to cover this week folks, so let’s get to it. First, if you haven’t already heard about it, AUSU Council has lost two members. There’s a little bit of detail in the “Council Connection” article this week, but right here I’ll just say that only one of them… Read more »

Looming Decisions

It is mid-August and already the geese are flying over. Can it possibly be that summer is nearly gone? It doesn’t seem entirely possible and yet the leaves are changing and the geese are honking. When I completed my undergrad degree in the beginning of the year I had allotted myself a definitive amount of… Read more »

Women of Interest – Carrie Matilda Derick

Carrie Matilda Derick, was born January 14, 1862, and died November 10, 1941. In 1912 she became the first woman professor at a university in Canada. She was a botanist and geneticist, who founded the Genetics Department at McGill University in Montreal. In 1896 Derick received her M.A. in Botany and went on to complete… Read more »

Student Sizzle! – AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Micheál seeks student input on the Bsc CIS (computing information systems) at AU. Billy posts a link to the AU InfoSys group Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/athabascainfosys/. Jessica has finished her undergrad degree but is thinking of continuing on in the MA-IS program. Other posts include the frustrating AU e-mail woes this week which… Read more »

Canadian Education News

McGill offers bachelor of education, debuts in Listuguj First Nation According to CBC News, McGill University will offer a bachelor of education program in September. It will debut in the Listiguj First Nation and “taught by community members with master’s degrees and doctorates.” There have 25 students chosen out of 41 applicants, who are “all… 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 – Aug 15: Sept degree requirements deadline – Aug 31: September course extension deadline – Sept 6: AU Open House Webinar – Sept 10: Deadline to register in… Read more »