Vol. 24 Iss. 38

Volume 24 Issue 38 - 09/30/2016

The Creative Spark! – Comedy Sketch Group-Work

Does group-work make you book a brain scan? Well, make a group comedy sketch instead. Joe Topylin and I will show the way. Why waste your time on comedy? First, It’s fun. Second, It’s fun. And if fun isn’t enough, then how about a snickering prof? One teetering to plus-sign your A? So, instead of… Read more »

Music Review – Bear Mountain

Band: Bear Mountain Album: Badu Vancouver’s Bear Mountain is back with their sophomore album Badu. Released September 9th, Badu is the much anticipated follow-up to Bear Mountain’s critically acclaimed debut XO, and fans of the band’s unique electronic-indie sound will love this album. Founded in 2011, Bear Mountain has steadily been turning heads with their… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Play the Game

Hilary came to the farm last weekend so she could help us with harvest 2016. Because of the crappy weather, no combining was possible. So, as we caught up on Homeland episodes on Netflix, we also planned a trip. In November, Hilary’s convocation from Royal Roads University in Victoria will see her receive a Master… Read more »

Dear Barb – Lives Erased?or Not

Dear Barb: Recently my 18-year-old cat passed away. I have two dogs at home, and, since Tabby has passed, they seem to be grieving. I am surprised as I didn’t notice them hanging out much together. The dogs are hardly eating and keep checking Tabby’s bed. Often they lay on the sofa with their heads… Read more »

Editorial – Election Drama

What would an election be without a little drama, right? If you’ve already gone to vote, you may notice that what was announced as nine candidates is now fewer. Kevin Crouter has informed The Voice Magazine that he was disqualified as a candidate because he did not submit the required confirmation of candidacy email on… Read more »

In Search of Fisherman’s Tea

If you live in Southwestern Nova Scotia and place a “For Sale” sign in the window of a car parked in your dooryard, be prepared to provide the Bluenose Tea Ceremony to any potential buyers, especially buyers from the more traditional cultures here?the African Canadian, the Mi’kmaq, the Irish, the Scottish, and the French?who’ve been… Read more »

Stop Reading this Right Now!

The polls are open for AUSU’s by-election and voting time is limited. Voting takes place for four days only, from Friday September 30 to Monday October 3. AUSU will e-mail each member a confidential ballot September 30. (Check your eligibility for AUSU membership here. If you haven’t received a ballot and believe you are eligible… Read more »

Personal Branding – A Blessing or A Curse?

This is not going to be an article about Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie?or, if you prefer, “Brangelina”. But the current state of their family problems aside, the celebrity power couple has become the top example of how entrenched personal branding is. Now, it seems that presenting yourself to the world as a walking CV… Read more »

The Art of the Resume

Writing a resume and cover is about as much fun as going to the dentist. There is a delicate balance between showing your skillset, and coming off as conceited. You need to show confidence but also humility. We have been taught that it is best to be humble, to downplay our strengths and not appear… Read more »

Council Connection – September 13, 2016 Meeting

At 5:31pm, the last meeting of the seven member AUSU Council was convened. By the next meeting, the by-elections will be complete, and the council will be back to its full strength of nine. In addition to the seven councillors, Emily Bonia and Carly Gallant attended as guests. However, before the meeting even began, council… 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 30: October course extension deadline – Sept 30 ? Oct 3: AUSU By-Election Ballots Open – Oct 5: By-Election Results announced (4:30pm MT) – Oct 5:… Read more »

Student Sizzle! – AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Bob posts some updates for students in the BHRLR and UCHRLR programs. Paul posts a link to his AU news blog on the U.S. elections. JoAnne shares AUSU’s posts on student advocacy and upcoming AUSU awards and bursaries. Other posts include the Oxford comma, APA Style Blog, and courses BIOL 235, COMM… Read more »

Candian Education News

’Generations lost’ due to low funding for Indigenous schools According to CBC News: Manitoba, “generations” are being lost due to the underfunded Indigenous schools. There are “persistent” shortages “faced by” First Nations students, which the article says requires school divisions to demand a federal government fix for the underfunding. Sherri Rollins, Winnipeg School Division Chair,… Read more »

Women of Interest – Patsy O’Connell Sherman

Patsy O’Connell Sherman, was born September 15, 1930, in Minnesota and died on February 11, 2008. Sherman was the inventor of Scotchguard, the fabric protector. In 1989 Sherman was the first woman inducted into the Minnesota Inventors Hall of Fame, and in 2001 into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Sherman achieved many firsts in… Read more »

Canadian Science News

Canadians fall short and long on scientific literacy Science Literacy Week was from September 19th to Septeber 25th, and according to Radio Canada International’s Marc Montgomery, Canadians topped one list of science literates in a 2014 survey. But another survey by the Ontario Science Centre showed significant gaps in the science knowledge of Canadians. “19… Read more »