Vol. 24 Iss. 41

Volume 24 Issue 41 - 10/21/2016

Minds We Meet – Interviewing Students Like You!

Originally from Timmins, Ontario, Joshua Ryan currently lives in Ottawa with his future wife, a cat, and a rescued border collie. A reserve army officer with the Canadian Armed Forces who works with youth to develop their life skills, for the last six months he’s been working full as a strategic technology advisor in the… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Listen Up

Before my time, and before the first television sets found their ways into our homes in the 1950s, radio was king. Guglielmo Marconi’s invention of the radio in Italy in 1895 led to more advances in the use of the technology. By 1906, Canadian inventor, Reginald Fessenden did the first public broadcast. Canada’s first national… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Showdown!

Book: Showdown! Authors: Rob Kristofferson and Simon Orpana (Graphic Novel) “Workers in there are still afraid.” “What they’re afraid of losing we’d all stand a better chance of gaining if we stood together.” -from Showdown! Showdown! is a small piece of a huge puzzle. It distills the story of the North American labour movement by… Read more »

The Creative Spark! – Foil Fear with Fun

Do you get spooked with public speaking? Then add color with comedy. Why? A smiling audience fends off fear. Given 24 hours, you can make a one-minute comedy act, according to David Nihill in his book Do You Talk Funny? That one minute can slingshot you into public-speaker stardom. And what other prizes come with… Read more »

Music Review – Jas Patrick

Musician: Jas Patrick EP: Inky Ovine Inky Ovine is the third EP from Nashville singer/songwriter Jas Patrick, and every music lover needs to check out this hidden gem. Although Jas’s music is typically considered rock, soul, blues, and Americana, he also tosses in elements of alternative, gypsy-punk, reggae, flamenco, folk, country, and even jazz. Jass… Read more »

Dear Barb – Ch-ch-ch-Changes

Dear Barb: My mother and I have not always gotten along and now that we are both getting older I really wish things were different between us. I love her, but I’ve been so involved in my own life that I never think about what she is going through. As my kids are growing up… Read more »

Editorial – Interrupting a Theme

What’s this? Two installments of Minds We Meet in a row? There’s a reason for that. Next week, The Voice Magazine will be taking a brief hiatus as I use the time to get started in a new course, make some preparations for Halloween, and catch up on some long overdue reading. All of which… Read more »

Online Learners Love Libraries

Libraries and learning go together. While libraries are for more than learning, and learning can take place anywhere, there is still a vital link. October is Canadian Library Month, and in my home province this week, October 16 to 22, It’s Ontario Public Library Week. Libraries?both academic and public?are a valuable resource for students. And… Read more »

Typewriters are the Newest Trend in Writing

Typewriters belong to an era of a recipe box of index cards, carefully typed out by your mother or grandmother, or of formal business letters meticulously formatted on embossed company stationery. These documents have such charm because they have an invisible subtext, a connection that exists between the words on the page and the writer…. Read more »

Leave Sent Material Be

The best editing is done after the send/submit button is pressed. A sad truth but a truth nonetheless. I tormented myself with assignments, articles, and creative works that I would edit until I could recite every word by memory, edit some more after that, and then hit submit when I felt I could no longer… Read more »

Canadian Education News

Post-secondary not providing support for the next generation. According to Betakit, there was a study by The Conference Board of Canada through its Center for Skills and Post-Secondary Education. They found the Canadian technology industry continues to grow and post-secondary students have further interest in that sector too. However, “post-secondary education (PSE) institutions aren’t providing… Read more »

Student Sizzle! – AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Nicole seeks feedback on students’ exam experience with ProctorU. Rae has textbooks for PSYC 304 and PSYC 350 for sale. Eli wonders if MS2010 is adequate for CMIS 245, or if MS2016 is required. Other posts include research projects, AU bursary response times, and courses BIOL 235, CMIS 380, FREN 374, and… Read more »

Women of Interest – Grace Hopper

Grace Hopper was born on December 9, 1906, in New York City and died January 1, 1992, in Arlington, Virginia. Hopper was involved in the development of UNIVAC (Universal Automatic Computer 1) the first all electronic digital computer. However, she is best known for inventing the first computer compiler program, which translates written instructions into… Read more »

AUSU Update!

This space is provided free to AUSU: The Voice does not create or edit this content. Contact services@ausu.org with questions or comments about this page. IMPORTANT DATES – Oct 30: November course extension deadline – Nov 3: AU Open House Webinar – Nov 8: AUSU Council Meeting (tentative) – Nov 10: Deadline to register in… Read more »