Vol. 24 Iss. 09

Volume 24 Issue 9 - 03/04/2016

Minds We Meet – Interviewing Students Like You!

Tania Parker is an AU student from Coquitlam BC. She is in the Human Resources/Labour Relations Certificate program, hoping to eventually ladder into the BHRLR or BA, Labour Studies. Tania is currently enjoying maternity leave with her almost-10-month old son, but will be returning to her accounting/bookkeeping job in a few months. The Voice Magazine… Read more »

Meeting the Minds – Interviews with AU’s Educators

Dr. Lorelei Hanson has authored two environmental studies courses and two geography courses at AU. She currently tutors her courses ENVS 200 and ENVS 435, and coordinates those as well ENVS 361 and GLST 243. She took some time to speak with Scott Jacobsen about her work with AU and general outlook in a two-part… Read more »

Music Review – Bonnie Raitt

Musician: Bonnie Raitt Album: Dig in Deep I am always amazed when a musician can spend an entire life creating music and still come up with something new and surprising. For more than 40 years, Bonnie Raitt has shown the world her amazing ability to create fresh music that is full vigour and sass. Since… Read more »

The Study Dude – How Nerds Built Theory, Part III

There is nothing more that The Study Dude wants for you than to win a Nobel for proving that the theory of everything is missing something. 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… Read more »

The Writer’s Toolbox – The Splice is Right

The comma splice?the mysterious writing error That’s easy to make but hard to recognize in your writing. Harder still? Deciding when It’s okay to break this rule. This week we’ll explain the error, discuss how to fix it, and cover some instances where comma splices can be quite effective. Just don’t tell your eighth-grade English… Read more »

From Where I Sit – The Cure

Six months later I’m still trying to get rid of my foot and heel pain. Losing one’s ability to freely move pain-free has huge lifestyle implications. It could impair my ability to work. It’s already impairing my ability to play. It’s forcing me to avoid walking any real distance outside or on the treadmill. By… Read more »

In Conversation with Fable Cry

Fable Cry bills itself as a “theatrical scamp rock quintet,” but that doesn’t say the half of it. With a weirdly spooky aesthetic and a devotion to all things bizarre, bandmembers share a deeply rooted fascination with the things of the imagination and express it superlatively on stage and in the studio with a gypsy-punk-cabaret… Read more »

Dear Barb – Compare and Contrast

Dear Barb: My husband and I recently separated because he “discovered” he’s gay. We have shared custody of our two little boys age three and five. Everything was fine for the first while, as my ex kept his lifestyle away from the boys, but recently he has met a partner and they are planning on… Read more »

Editorial – In Sickness and in Health

TANSTAAFL. If you’ve never seen that before, it stands for “There Ain’t No Such Thing A Free Lunch.” Last week, I went on about the benefits of Ontario’s new policy of making tuition free for lower income students. This week, Barb L. comes back with the other side of the story, as she digs into… Read more »

Free Tuition – Ontario’s Wynne-Lose Proposition

There was much rejoicing in Ontario streets when the Good Fairy of Postsecondary Education announced that university and college tuition would soon be free?for some. Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne’s government announced last week that college and university tuition for low-income students will soon be free. Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, students whose family income… Read more »

Take Pride AU

I found a picture while scrolling through Facebook, one of those times I had an essay I should have been doing instead. I found a picture of an ice berg, with the phrase that all people see is success, they do not see everything else that went into being successful: not the work, the exhaustion,… Read more »

The Library of Things

The vision of American industrialist Andrew Carnegie was to fund and build many public libraries throughout the world. His goal was to “bring books and information to the people.” Libraries have now grown beyond loaning just books to include movies, music, and even e-books but Carnegie’s original vision of sharing resources remains relevant. Although many… Read more »

Student Sizzle! – AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Heather seeks student feedback on ACCT courses 245, 250, and 253. Nicole wants to know how other students are dealing with the underused forums for Creative Non-Fiction. Bonita queries which citation style to use for Sociology. Cass is curious if an assignment can be submitted after writing the exam. Other posts include… Read more »

Women of Interest – Ellen Fairclough

Ellen Fairclough, (1905-2004) was the first female to serve in the Canadian Federal Cabinet. She was born in Hamilton Ontario and before entering politics she was trained as an accountant. Fairclough ran for federal office as a Progressive Conservative in 1949, but was defeated. She ran again the following year and won the by-election. During… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – An Art Apart

What if the whole world was your canvas? Radio signals your media? Your own movements your tools? Position artists use GPS to create drawings or messages by cycling, running, or walking along specific routes, and the art-form is growing in popularity. Click through these links for a fascinating look at how to wed the physical… 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 – Feb 29: March course extension deadline – Mar 10: Deadline to register in a courses starting Apr 1 – Mar 10: AUSU Council Meeting (4:30pm MT) –… Read more »