Vol. 25 Iss. 32

Volume 25 Issue 32 - 08/18/2017

Mi CASA es su CASA, Part III

MacAndrew Clarke is the Government and Stakeholder Relations Officer for the Canadian Alliance of Student Association (CASA). After a recent conference, he was kind enough to take the time to have a brief interview with Scott Jacobsen about what he does and how it matters for the organization and for AUSU. What is your background… Read more »

The Creative Spark! – Gobble Your Gallbladder

Could your jokes make you the next Tesla or Edison? Yes, humor awakes creativity—even in the sciences. So, let’s joke around for some quantum leaps: What if you could eat yourself? Gobble your gallbladder and 3D print new growth? No animal would again suffer the butcher. Yet, we’d have no need for pigs, cows, and… Read more »

Council Connection – August 8, 2017 Meeting

All councillors attended the August 8th AUSU council meeting, as well as two AUSU staff members and two student observers, including myself. The meeting was a lengthy one, at just over 2 hours long. The first item of business was to approve a member-at-large for AUSU’s Member Engagement and Communications (MEC) Committee. It was noted… Read more »

The Fit Student – Do it All

Will you do it all? I wanted to be the first woman in space. The first girl wrestler in junior high. The first woman to do, well, whatever. But fame comes with problems: egos, drugs, and gone tomorrows. In grade six, I wrote that I aspired to be a roller derby star. My teacher, not… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student – $5 Fast Food Challenge

With inflation nearly at its peak, students may find that scouting affordable food has become a chore. I decided to experiment with what a five-dollar bill could afford in the now. As a student, there’s a certain criteria I use to rank my fast-food experience. The fast food selection, quantity and price tag are of… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Been There, Done That

For the first time in forty-two years I attended Edmonton’s Heritage Festival. In the past I considered and then dismissed the idea of going. It’s so big, it’s so far, and it’s so hard to get to were the worrying deterrents. It’ll probably be too hot. Or it might pour. There’s a lot to see… Read more »

Editorial – Not Gonna Do It.

I’m not touching the Chartlottetown thing. There’s nothing I can add that hasn’t already been said by some pundit somewhere. About the only thing left is my own position, which is the obvious one. Free speech has limits, and the only time it’s acceptable to bring violence is when it’s to stop other violence from… Read more »

A Man’s Legacy

The legacy a man leaves for his children is precious. It took many years for me to heal the scars left from damaging father figures. Despite the negatives, life always provides us with a counteracting positive, if we only allow ourselves to see it. Each man in my life has taught me something about life—some… Read more »

The Case for Fresh Air

It was one of those breezy, fresh-washed days that follow intense thunderstorms. Through my open window wafted a tantalizing scent. Delicately floral, slightly spicy, and unfamiliar. The scent drew me outside. I bent my head to this patch of flowers and that, but the scent’s source proved elusive. It was a gift of the breeze,… Read more »

Creative Writing

One of the questions that comes with learning creative writing is which is the best way: studying the classics, or taking creative writing courses? My argument is, well, both. Though the classics could be switched up with more current work, as long as the work is sound. This is why the classics are so useful,… Read more »

All the Music be Happenin’ Now – Chapter 6: Gnawa

And now to backtrack just a little, to just before the dawn of the Arab Spring. I was first drawn to Moroccan music in 2009 while reading The No-Nonsense Guide to World Music, by Louise Gray (Gray, 2009). Gray chose a thoroughly postmodern structure by building her book around the most moving and influential musical… Read more »

Women of Interest

Marion Donovan was born October 15, 1917, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. and died November 4, 1998, in New York City. Donovan was an inventor who is best known for developing the first waterproof disposable diaper. She was one of only three women in her graduating class at Yale University, where she earned a Master’s Degree… Read more »

Student Sizzle! – AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group A post about negative tutor reviews on RateMyProfessors.com prompted an active discussion about how much weight to give such anonymous reviews; this thread later disappeared. Chris noticed his computer settings altered after a ProctorU exam; other comments confirm that this sometimes happens. Other posts include complex variables, Psyc texts for sale, and… Read more »

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

Scholarship name: FormsBirds Scholarship Contest Sponsored by: FormsBirds Deadline: September 15, 2017 Potential payout: $500 Eligibility restriction: Applicants must be enrolled, or planning to enrol, at an accredited college or university in 2017, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. See full eligibility criteria. What’s required: A completed application form, a 600–1000-word essay explaining the… Read more »

Canadian Education News

The Difficulties of International Students in Canada According to the Huffington Post Canada,the Canadian education system is attractive to students from around the globe. There were 266,620 international students circa 2016 based on data from Statistics Canada. It was estimated by the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) that the tuition for international students is more… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events – Upcoming AU-related Events

MBA in Hockey Management Info Session Thursday, August 24, 10:00 to 11:00 am MDT Online Hosted by AU’s Faculty of Business https://business.athabascau.ca/event-details/executive-mba-business-hockey-info-session-5pm-mst-online-3-copy/ register online at above link

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 31: Deadline to apply for course extension for Oct • Sept 4: AU and AUSU closed for Labour Day • Sep 10: Deadline to register in… Read more »