Vol. 26 Iss. 22

Volume 26, Issue 22 - 06/01/2018

Minds We Meet—Brittany Daigle

Brittany Daigle is an Athabasca University Students’ Union Councillor.  She lives in Toronto, Ontario and is enrolled in the Bachelor of Science Major in Computing and Information Systems.  Here is her story. How did you come to AU? Coming out of high school I attended Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia for Neuroscience.  While at… Read more »

The Fit Student—Detox!

At the summer fair, do Those Little Donuts give you sour-burps?  Do Big Macs offer a healthy way to gain muscle mass?  Does cola leave you knowing more about your dentist’s history than your father’s?  If so, detox! Western lifestyle spews toxins.  We rely on toxins to clean our houses, to freshen our armpits, to… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—Eating Clean in Two Simple Steps

One of the common responses when I reveal to others that I’m on a Mediterranean diet is, “but you’re so skinny.” I roll my eyes slightly because the notion of “dieting” is so heavily associated with weight loss and body dysmorphism: an obsession with maintaining a particular physical image of ourselves.  But what about dieting… Read more »

The Study Dude—Cures for Procrastination

Time to procrastinate by taking a glimpse at The Voice?  Well, fill up on our goods news to learn tricks to stop procrastination.  One great tool for toppling the put-it-off woes lies in timers. My boyfriend has an uncanny sense of time.  He doesn’t need a watch to know the time.  He even guesses women’s… Read more »

Dear Barb—Reunion Reciprocation

Dear Barb: I grew up in a somewhat dysfunctional family. My parents divorced when we were all quite young, and the divorce was angry and bitter. This bitterness became a part of our household and our relationships with each other.  As soon as we were able to we left home and rarely spoke to each… Read more »

Welcome to the Real World

We went exploring the backroads this weekend.  We drove by one (of many) replanted logging blocks; one of them chosen for “assessment”, where they watch and see how the trees are growing, what species thrive better than others, and I am sure other forestry-related things.  But, it got me thinking about the choices we make… Read more »

Why Volunteer?

Sometimes I think the world would implode without the millions of volunteers out there working their tails off for the good of mankind.  What would happen without volunteers? Who would run the food banks, the thrift shops, the humanitarian efforts, the animal shelters, the fundraisers, the blood banks, and the list goes on and on. … Read more »

Editorial—Convocation Cometh

Here we are, the first day of June and convocation is just around the corner. For all those who’ve successfully completed your program, congratulations.  Many of us find it to be a bit of an adjustment when we have to drop the word “student” from how we think about ourselves. But of course, this isn’t… Read more »

The Road to Convocation—Many Celebrations

When I attend AU convocation this June, hundreds of my friends and family will be celebrating with me.  As befitting a degree obtained mostly online, the convocation ceremony will be live-streamed so anyone can join in the celebration—wherever they are. I finished the final course for my BGS degree several weeks ago, but I didn’t… Read more »

Course Exam—ADST 200

Architectural Design Studio, otherwise known as ADST 200 (Foundations of Design 1), is a three-credit introductory architecture course that explores the creative design process through a series of composition, abstraction, and design projects.  The overall aim for this course is to familiarize students with the creative application of sound analytical skills, imaginative conceptual thinking, and… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

MBA in Hockey Management Info Session Tues, June 5, 10:00 to 11:00 am MDT Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business business.athabascau.ca/event-details/executive-mba-business-hockey-info-session-5pm-mst-online-6/ Register online at above link AU Library Orientation Webinar Tues, June 5, 12:00 to 1:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU Library library.athabascau.ca/orientations.html No pre-registration required AU Open House Wed, June 6, 10:00… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Chanelle seeks input on how long other students have taken to complete WGST 423’s take-home midterm.  Stephen asks students what would help them feel part of and supported by AU’s community; surprisingly few responses so far (where is the love?)   Elli seeks someone who can translate words into the phonetic alphabet; she… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  The Cover Guy 5th Annual Scholarship Sponsored by:  The Cover Guy Deadline:  July 1, 2018 Potential payout:  $500 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be currently enrolled, or enrolled for the upcoming school year, in a program at a university, college, or trade school in Canada or the U.S. What’s required:  An e-mail with contact… 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 any questions. IMPORTANT DATES Apr 15: May degree requirements deadline Apr 30: Deadline to apply for course extension for June May 10: Deadline to register in a course starting June 1 May 15: June degree requirements… Read more »