Vol. 24 Iss. 35

Volume 24 Issue 35 - 09/09/2016

Inquiry Based Learning – A Big Deal in Education

If you do not have children in school, you may not have known about the latest revolution in how the curriculum is being taught. It is called Inquiry Based Learning, sometimes called Inquiry Based Learning, and it is shaking up how education is delivered?particularly in the K-12 system. So what is it all about? It… Read more »

The Creative Spark! – No Stealin’

I am on a mission. And as long as you continue reading this, I’m taking you with me. I am in the process of concocting a world-class theory. Namely, I want to show how to make essays splashier, yet still astute, with story-like structures. I trust you won’t steal my idea. Confession time: I stole… Read more »

In Conversation with Kiran Ahluwalia

Kiran Ahluwalia‘s contribution to world music is inspired and deeply inspiring, seamlessly blending a number of traditions in her unique and engaging original compositions. Now based in New York, she was born in India and raised in Canada. After completing an MBA she gradually gave music more space in her life until it became a… Read more »

The Study Dude – Put Some Meat on that Skeleton

There is nothing more that The Study Dude wants for you than to stop gawking at your latest book’s skeleton. Put some meat on it, for darn sakes. A hamburger. 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… Read more »

Music Review – The Infinite Seas

Band: The Infinite Seas Single: “In Your House” The Cure fans rejoice! LA-based The Infinite Seas has just dropped their amazing cover of The Cure’s “In Your House.” Known for their stunning electronic beats and beautiful harmonies, The Infinite Seas have composed a unique cover that enhances the best parts of the original. The Infinite… Read more »

From Where I Sit – The Latest Lesson

How did you cope with the soggy summer weather? Like most things, it impacted some people more than others. For this Festival Coordinator, it caused some fleeting angst. Then I realized that far bigger, more established events like the Calgary Stampede or Taste of Edmonton got through it. Albertans are plucky people and most will… Read more »

Dear Barb – Working on Relationships

Dear Barb: I work in an office with three other women. We have worked together for many years and get along okay for the most part, except that one girl doesn’t pull her weight. She spends a lot of time talking and distracting us from our work. Also if customers or maintenance people come into… Read more »

Editorial – Return to Form

In case you didn’t notice it, AUSU Council’s Vice-President External, Brandon Simmons, has resigned his executive position due to needing more time for family commitments. He’ll be staying on as a regular member of council for the remainder of the term, and AUSU Council will be holding an internal election to choose one of the… Read more »

Settling Into September

September comes with that inspiring back-to-school essence. Whether you’re beginning your first AU course or in the middle of your fifteenth, September still inspires. It may be the flurry of back-to-school ads, the reappearance of school buses, or just the ingrained habit of many years. Whatever it is, school and September just go together. Although… Read more »

Technology – A Warning

Early in my academic stint I instilled it into myself to back up my files. I always thought I understood the importance of this, and I always saved my work before walking away from the computer. But it wasn’t until late one evening, after I had been working at the kitchen table for hours, the… Read more »

The Doppelgänger Cure

The second panel is an original artwork by Susan Malmstrom. It’s called “Bottom of the Pool” and is part of her Deserted Toyshop series. Missed an issue? Read it from the beginning.

Canadian Science News

Ocean Research Helped by Big Donation A Nova Scotian billionaire donated $25 million towards one research project, focusing on the ocean, at Dalhousie University. $93.7 million will be contributed by the federal government as well. CBC News Nova Scotia reports that it is a “seven-year Ocean Frontier Institute project” with a total of $220 million… Read more »

Women of Interest – Mary Louise Bollert

Mary Louise Bollert was born in Guelph Ontario in 1984 and passed away August 1, 1945, in Vancouver, British Columbia. She was appointed the First Dean of Women at the University of British Columbia in 1922, where she remained until her retirement in 1941. Bollert was the founder of the British Columbia Teacher’s Federation and… Read more »

Canada Education News

Expert emphasizes the need for Indigenous education in school According to CBC News, with students going to school for the Fall, an expert in “continuing the call for more Indigenous education” for Canadian classes. It is in line with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. Charlene Bearhead, Education Lead for the National Centre for… Read more »

Student Sizzle! – AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Billy announces that he’s received moderator status on the AU subreddit and plans to revamp it. Ashley wants to know if a background in high-school science is required for the BSc Human Sciences program. Sarah seeks input on note-taking methods. Colleen expresses concern over omitted illustrations in a course etext. Other posts… 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 – Sept 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Oct 1 – Sept 13: AUSU Council Meeting (5:30pm MT) – Sept 15: October degree requirements deadline –… Read more »