Vol. 25 Iss. 17

Volume 25 Issue 17 - 04/28/2017

Josh’s Story

Josh was just twenty-seven years old when his young life tragically ended. Josh was a popular, friendly guy who would do anything to help a friend. He could always be found in his garage rebuilding jeeps, trucks, or other vehicles. Josh’s father, Mike, and sister, Jenn, were attempting to get their lives together and recover… Read more »

In Conversation with You Bred Raptors?

New York post-rock act You Bred Raptors? have just released the track “Hyperbole” from their aptly named album International Genetics, due for summer release. Seasoned and well-loved metro buskers, the band has played over 800 subway shows and toured nearly forty North American cities. The instrumentation of this erudite ensemble includes an eight-string bass, cello,… Read more »

The Fit Student – Positively Beautiful

Do you know your strengths? If you acted on your strengths, you could up your success at work, home, and school. Now, That’s positive. To start, take the VIA Signature Strengths Questionnaire?the free version. You’ll discover the strengths that could take you furthest. My top three strengths? (1) Love of learning, (2) kindness, and (3)… Read more »

The Creative Spark! – Funnel Your Life’s Purpose

Do you have an untapped creative gift? I mean, something you do exceptionally well, but don’t use? And whenever you dismiss your gift, do you feel an uneasy hunger? Because if you have an unused creative talent, then I hope fate unscrambles the puzzle so you see your gift in full raw potential. I’ve discovered… Read more »

From Where I Sit – “Outside” Behaviour

I love CTV’s Marilyn Denis Show because of Marilyn herself and her panel of regular experts. Among those is nutritionist, Julie Daniluk. Her bubbling enthusiasm and healthy vibrancy today belie decades of food allergies, infections, food poisonings, and a near death experience in Thailand. The years-long journey to heal herself is now being shared through… Read more »

Dear Barb – Weighty Issues

Dear Barb: My sister is one year older than me and we were close while we were younger, but now we rarely talk. I find her anger and rage extremely hard to deal with. After these outbursts she always calls me to apologize and says it was a temporal lobe seizure. I had never heard… Read more »

Burnout Is Real

Spring is the season when university students push themselves like crazy to finish course work and exams so that they can enjoy the summer. Because Athabasca University students do not follow a traditional course calendar like other universities, they seem to constantly push themselves to their limits. AU students are known for being master multitaskers;… Read more »

Books and Bookkeeping

Tax season us upon us again. I dread this time of year; it feels like a final exam for me. But, I also tend to lean the way of getting them in, and done, as soon as possible. It allows me to file 2016 away and the stress is over, and whether the answers are… Read more »

You Know You’re an AU Student When…

Each AU student believes they are unique—and That’s probably true. However, there are some traits that many of us share. Traits which bind us together while separating us from the herd of “ordinary” university students. It’s not just the isolation that binds us. There’s a whole basketful of quirks all our own. Here are a… Read more »

Living with Lupus as a Student

I’m a registered disability student. Just over a year ago, I was diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus (better known as lupus). An autoimmune disease, one of the effects that has been most difficult for me to manage, as a student, is my mental stamina. I do not have the ability to sit and study for… Read more »

Editorial – Deal with It.

In case you weren’t aware, this last week has been National Organ Donation Awareness Week. Which is why our feature this week is a tale by Barb Godin of the family of an organ donor and the responses it brings. It’s worth remembering, at a time like this, that tragedy isn’t necessarily the final word,… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events – Upcoming AU Events

Business Undergraduate Info Session Monday, May 1, 5:00 to 6:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU’s Faculty of Business http://business.athabascau.ca/event-details/business-undergraduate-information-session2/ register online at above address Mitacs Funding Programs for Graduate Students Tuesday, May 2, 1:00 to 2:00 pm MDT Peace Hills Trust Building, Room 1217 In person and online Hosted by AU’s Faculty of Graduate… Read more »

Student Sizzle! – AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Heidi announces AU’s revamped website is ready for exploring. Laurie expresses concern that her final mark from a course finished in February is still not available. Komal wonders if it is advisable to get an undergrad and grad degree at the same institution. Jesse asks if course materials will be shipped right… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name: Global Teletherapy Academic Excellence Award Sponsored by: Global Teletherapy Deadline: May 15, 2017 Potential payout: $1000 Eligibility restriction: Applicants must be enrolled in college or university during the 2017-2018 academic year and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. What’s required: Contact and student info, unofficial transcript, and a 2000-word essay explaining… Read more »

Canadian Education News

Canadian school boards a bit under fire The Globe and Mail reported that the Ontario Public School Boards provide an explanation on their website on the “archaic entities” ?even existing in 2017.? The explainer describes the indispensable role of the school trustees in the protection of Canadian democratic heritage. “The truth is that most school… 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 – Apr 28: Deadline to apply for course extension for June – Apr 30: Deadline to apply for 2017 Convocation – May 5: Deadline to finish courses for… Read more »