Vol. 24 Iss. 45

Volume 24 Issue 45 - 11/25/2016

Rethinking the Mom Economy

One aspect of employment not often discussed is how work affects family life. Parents often say it is stressful and exhausting trying to balance the different roles that modern life requires. Parenting also seems to come with a hefty side-order of guilt; a feeling that that no matter what decision is made, it could be… Read more »

In Conversation with Lakes of Canada

Lakes of Canada is a Montreal-based band of musical wizards with a sound inspired by a host of influences, including folk, gospel, soul, early sixties folk, and prog rock. On October 25th, they launched the album Transgressions Acoustic, a live acoustic recording of songs based on Transgressions, the sophomore studio album they’d released last year…. Read more »

The Creative Spark! – Old-Spiced Academics

At one point, you wanted fame, didn’t you? At some point, we all did. Well, would you play the role of the Kellogg’s mom? The Nyquil snoring dad? Personally, I’d cast well as Danica Patrick on steroids. But Go Daddy dropped her once she hulked. And, as a child, I fumed during Barbie commercials. I… Read more »

The Study Dude – Santa’s Sweet Surprise

There is nothing more that The Study Dude wants than to make your clause erupt in claps and whistles. 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… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Hope that Changes

I live about one hundred kilometres from Edmonton. We could also say Edmontonians live one hundred kilometres from my rural property. Metaphorically the distance is far, far greater I fear. A hundred years ago I attended Grant McEwan College and worked in Edmonton as a CNIB caseworker for blind adults. We lived in a basement… Read more »

Dear Barb – Positively Negative

Dear Barb: I have a friend who is very difficult to get along with. She finds fault with everything and everyone. When my husband and I go out for dinner with her and her husband it is always a big production. To begin with, she refuses to wear glasses and she can’t read the menu,… Read more »

Editorial – The Final Stretch

Today is officially one month away from Christmas. That means, among other things, that It’s time to start deciding what should be in the Annual Best of The Voice issue that we print to start each year. Now is a great time to look back at some of the articles over the past 45 issues… Read more »

You Gotta Start Somewhere

Where to start? I always wanted to be a writer, which is why I spent 25 years in accounting. Does that make sense? No, it doesn’t. But That’s what happens sometimes when life happens and what we want to do gets pushed aside?again and again?in favour of what we think we need to do. When… Read more »

UBC and CanLit

The University of British Columbia’s (UBC) creative writing program has been faced with scrutiny in the last while. Steven Galloway was accused of misconduct with students, and the charges range from bullying to sexual harassment. How UBC handled the situation has since come under fire, and many of Canada’s top writers have signed an open… Read more »

Women of Interest – Elizabeth Magie

Elizabeth Magie was born in Macomb, Illinois, in 1866, and died in Arlington, Virginia, in 1948. Magie developed The Landlord’s Game, a board game which was said to be the stimulus for the Monopoly game. The game was based on the economic philosophy of Georgism, with the goal being to show how rents enrich property… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name: Working Parent College Scholarship Program Sponsored by: job-applications.ca Deadline: December 10, 2016 Potential payout: $1000 Eligibility restriction: Applicants must be employed, have at least one minor-age child at home, and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. What’s required: A 600- to 1000-word essay to : “Discuss your experience as a parent… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events – Upcoming AU-related Events

AU Faculty of Graduate Studies Presentation: “The Doctoral Dissertation?Purpose, Content, Structure & Assessment” Tuesday, November 29, 12:00 to 1:00pm MST Online, Adobe Connect Hosted by Athabasca University’s Faculty of Graduate Studies http://fgs.athabascau.ca/news/presentations/ e-mail fgseducation@athabascau.ca to register AU Faculty of Business London Seasonal Cheer Tuesday, November 29, 5:30 to 7:30pm EST Idlewyld Inn & Spa, 36… Read more »

Student Sizzle! – AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Niki asks for information about how exam re-writes work while Erin celebrates her degree and thanks the group for their support and encouragement. She’s not alone, as Mark is also celebrating his degree, pointing out that, with full time work and kids, even though the degree took over a decade, it can… 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 30: December course extension deadline – Dec 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Jan 1 – Dec 13: AUSU Council Meeting – Dec 15:… Read more »