Vol. 24 Iss. 42

Volume 24 Issue 42 - 11/04/2016

Student to Student Feedback

Want to know what other students think about an AU course You’re contemplating taking? Check out AUSU’s Course Evaluations! Launched one year ago, the AUSU Course Evaluation tool allows students to provide info to other students on AU undergraduate courses. Students can add their own evaluations on the Course Evaluations page and view summarized evaluations… Read more »

The Creative Spark! – Bookended by Butterflies

Do you go crazy when drafting papers? Worse yet, does zilch about your essay’s structure stand-out as special? All my life, my intros and conclusions fizzled. And my paper structures? Complex yet homely. Downright homely. That is, until now. You see, I discovered tricks for structuring essays. Tricks that trigger critical thinking. But beware: critical… Read more »

The Study Dude – What Bono Knows

There is nothing more that The Study Dude wants for you than to write survey questions U2’s lead singer Bono understands. 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 »

Music Review – Rose Cora Perry

Musician: Rose Cora Perry Album: Onto the Floor Ontario’s own Rose Cora Perry is gearing up to launch her upcoming solo sophomore solo album Onto the Floor. Fans of Sheryl Crow and Alanis Morrisette are sure to love her emotionally driven vocals and her laid back, no nonsense music. Also working as a model, graphic/web… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Cause and Effect

We all know about the principle of cause and effect. Do this and that will result. Read on for a recent real world example from my life. Monday evening, I read the Edmonton Journal and saw Liane Faulder’s nearly full-page interview with Neil Pasricha. He is the New York Times best selling author of The… Read more »

Dear Barb – A New Stand-Off

Dear Barb: I have been married for five years and my husband and I are very happy and get along well. But before we got married my husband was a lot more affectionate than now. For example, he always used to sit beside me on the sofa and now he sits in his own chair…. Read more »

Editorial – First and Lasts

Only a few more days remain until the United States has its election. And despite all the brouhaha That’s been brewing in the media, I expect the results will be fairly routine. Despite sometimes close national polling, state by state polling shows that Hillary Clinton’s advantage in the electoral college is almost assured. My own… Read more »

Biking and Climbing Fish

I was listening to a podcast by Sarah Werner about the things that we weren’t taught in school, things like how to do our taxes, or the importance of and differences in healthcare. Many every day things that were missed to teach us what we needed to know to get through standardized testing. It reminded… Read more »

Ten Dumb Things Every Student should Boldly Embrace

Now that you’re in university you’re expected to lay aside childish things, to take life a little more seriously, and to apply yourself to the pursuit of higher knowledge. The problem is that every so often all the seriousness weighs so heavily it clogs your neural pathways. If you don’t consciously inject a little stupidity… Read more »

Music Nostalgia Ain’t What It Used To Be

My husband turned to me one evening and said, “Do you know that some of our favourite albums turn 25 years old this year?” “Oh yeah? Name them,” I replied. He proceeded to rattle off a list straight from our iTunes playlist. Tori Amos, Little Earthquakes. Pearl Jam, Ten. REM, Out of Time. Niravana, Nevermind…. Read more »

Council Connection – October 13, 2016 Meeting

The first meeting for the newly elected Councillors was held October 13th, but aside from that, the meeting was fairly routine. As the meeting started, however, the new councillors were not quite part of the official group, as it first needed to go over old business, and then administer the oath of office. Agenda, and… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name: The Dalton Camp Award Sponsored by: Friends of Canadian Broadcasting Deadline: December 1, 2016 Potential payout: $10,000, with a second award of $2500 limited to post-secondary students What’s required: A 2000-word essay on the link between democracy and the media in Canada. “Essays should be creative, engaging and provocative and be written in… Read more »

Student Sizzle! – AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Stephanie seeks tips for effective note-taking. Renée looks for advice on balancing two dissimilar courses. Djenana seeks students to participate in research on studying online with a disability. Other posts include AU study resources, MAIS, motivation, and courses EDPY 470, GEOL 200, and PSYC 289 and 395. Twitter @AthabascaU tweets: “Meet the… Read more »

Women of Interest – Harriet Brooks

Harriet Brooks was born on July 2, 1876, in Exeter, Ontario, and she passed on April 17, 1933, in Montreal, Quebec. Brooks is credited with being Canada’s first nuclear physicist and is a member of the Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame. In 1901 she was the first woman to obtain a Master’s Degree… Read more »

Canadian Education News

“Stronger legislation” needed to protect kids from Christian home school According to CBC News: Edmonton, Wisdom Home Schooling, which teaches from grades 2 to 12, is “not registered with or accredited by the provincial government.” Bari Miller, a recent graduate of the Christian home-schooling organization, stated the need for stronger legislation by government. When Miller… Read more »

From the Post-Secondary News Desk

Free Tuition is Possible. The Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) has published a report that calls for free post-secondary education in Canada. The report, “Time to Think BIG: The Case for Free Tuition”, outlines why the CFS thinks post-secondary education should be free. Citing barriers to education experienced by those who can’t afford it, and… 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 – Nov 8: AUSU Council Meeting (tentative) – Nov 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Dec 1 – Nov 15: December degree requirements deadline – Nov… Read more »