Vol. 25 Iss. 31

Volume 25 Issue 31 - 08/11/2017

Minds We Meet – Dani Paulich, Motivated by Wine

Dani (Daniella) Paulich is a born and raised Calgarian pursuing her Masters of Counselling with a Specialization in Art Therapy though AU. She started her undergrad at 17 years of age completing a BA in Psychology with a minor in Drama at St. Mary’s University in Calgary. She is passionate about understanding children and adults… Read more »

The Fit Student – Poor, Poor Rich

Would your heart bleed if Bill Gate’s riches caused him agony? If Hugh Heffner had had just about enough with women? If Jeff Bezos got sick of books? I got it wrong. In my last article, I listed the plusses of poverty. I said a lack of cash shrunk belly fat and upped desire. I… Read more »

Fly on the Wall – What is Your Education Worth?

We’ve all been there: a hand brushes a hand for an instant, eyes lock furtively and flit away, nostrils catch a scent of an other. Momentary intersections and exchanges form much of our human experience. Wordless yet memorable, these ineffable intersections range play a crucial role in interactions, ranging from romantic coquetry to professional body… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student – Rewind: Taste of Edmonton

Edmonton recently hosted its annual local food festival this past week. As an adventurous gourmand, I toured the outdoor festival on three separate occasions. On certain days even braving an unpredictable forecast to sample freshly-prepared local fare offered by food trucks and restaurants. Here are some of my personal favorites from the week, along with… Read more »

The Creative Spark! – Now, Where Did I Put my Memory?

What’s your oldest memory? I once crashed my adult-sized trike, sucked the black powder off match tips, and petted swarms of aphids crawling my skin. (Hey, they look like ladybugs.) Yet, I bet I remembered wrong. You see, we recall tidbits that never took place. Plus, we miss most of what really went down. And… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Sad and Troubling

On Saturday night, we attended a sixty-fifth birthday party for our brother-in-law. It was a fun shindig because it happened at a wooded, eighty-acre parcel of land my sister and brother-in-law and her adult children bought a year ago. It has a collection of outbuildings and power pedestals for campers to plug into. With a… Read more »

Dear Barb – Gifting Honesty

Dear Barb: I have a dilemma; my best friend is dating a woman who is cheating on him. They have been together for almost a year and I never really liked her. I always thought she was a controlling gold-digger. I’ve told Richard how I feel about her and he didn’t take it well. I… Read more »

Editorial – Look It Up

Remember when you were told not to make a face or it would stay like that permanently? Given the nature of the internet, that saying may have more truth than most people realize—especially if some friend happens to snap a picture of you while you’re making that face. The notion that what’s on the internet… Read more »

Mi CASA es su CASA – Part II

Lindsay Boyd is the Canadian Alliance of Student Association (CASA)’s Communications and Public Relations Officer, who recently took some time to be interviewed by Voice writer, Scott Jacobsen, about her role with CASA and where she thinks it’s heading in the future. How did you become involved with CASA? Going into the job, I didn’t… Read more »

On Target – Enrolling in my Final Course

This month, almost five years after beginning my first course at AU, I enrolled in my final three courses. Now, three boxes of AU course materials are on their way to me. There’s no backing out now. I’m on target to graduate in 2018. Selecting and enrolling in my final few courses was exciting to… Read more »

Break Trail

In some career fields, there is a specific trail you need to follow to get to your end goal. If you complete A, B, and C (in that order), and do them well, you are able to climb up the career ladder. Other careers do not have a well-trodden path. Sometimes it’s like you’re standing… Read more »

All the Music be Happenin’ Now – The Kurd’s Tale

I first began texting Mustafa Mallabozan, a Kurdish musician from Kobany, in 2011 on a language-learning site. I’d been using the site officially to learn other languages and unofficially to gather narratives from people in strife-torn Middle Eastern countries. I wasn’t eager to learn Kurdish, but I did want first-person accounts of the Syrian war…. Read more »

Canadian Education News

Government of Canada Supports First Nations students A press release was published reporting on the support from the government of Canada for access to education for First Nations students. Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, made an announcement of a total of $5 million to assistance First Nations learners. The Saskatchewan Indian Institute… Read more »

Women of Interest – Maryam Mirzakhani

Maryam Mirzakhani was born May 3, 1977, in Tehran, Iran, and died of breast cancer on July 14, 2017. Mirzakhani was the only woman, and the first Iranian, to win the Fields Medal, which is equivalent to the Nobel Prize in Mathematics. The Fields Medal has been described as the most prestigious honor in mathematics…. Read more »

AU-Thentic Events – Upcoming AU Related Events

Online MBA Info Session Wednesday, August 16, 10:00 to 11:00 am MDT Online Hosted by AU’s Faculty of Business http://business.athabascau.ca/event-details/executive-mba-information-session-10am-mst-8/ register online at above link Academic Integrity at AU Webinar Tuesday, August 15, 5:00 to 6:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU Library http://library.athabascau.ca/orientations.html pre-registration not required

Scholarship of the Week – Digging up Scholarship Treasure for AU Students

Scholarship name: Tweaked SEO Scholarship Sponsored by: Tweaked SEO Deadline: August 31, 2017 Potential payout: $1000 Eligibility restriction: Applicants must be 18 years or older, be enrolled in a post-secondary institution in Canada or the US, and have a GPA of 3.2 or higher. What’s required: A completed online application (or e-mail submission), along with… Read more »

Student Sizzle! – AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group New AU student Claudio has many questions about AU, and experienced students are chiming in with answers and helpful tips. Jennifer is stymied by a vaguely-worded assignment question for GOVN 450 and seeks student input while she waits for a tutor response. Lots of feedback to Manuela’s comments about the separate course… 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 • Aug 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Sept 1 • Aug 15: September degree requirements deadline • Aug 31: Deadline to apply for course extension… Read more »