Vol. 26 Iss. 25

Volume 26, Issue 25 - 06/22/2018

Meeting the Minds—Dr. Chris Glover

Dr. Chris Glover is the Athabasca River Basin Research Institute Chair of Hydroecology and Environmental Health.  He as previously at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand.  He earned a doctorate in Environmental Science from King’s College, London.  He looked at physiology and its role in the metal uptake and toxicity in fish.  Here… Read more »

The Study Dude—Win with Conflict

Check this out: Murray arrives late.  Janine forgets her backpack.  Bob visits with another table.  And you arrive thirty minutes early with an outline to launch the group project.  Organized?  Or rather, have the seeds been sown for group conflict? I once had to work with a hellish group.   One woman and I clashed; we… Read more »

The Mindful Bard—Dogville and Manderlay

Film: Dogville Writer/Director: Lars Von Trier Film: Manderlay Writer/Director: Lars Von Trier This won’t include a retrospective of Von Trier’s filmography, or a precis of his many scandalous faux pas, or a list of his film scenes that have lead to the most walk-outs.  For now, I’m only going to talk about two of his… Read more »

The Fit Student—Stress Busters

It’s 2018!  Companies now have mental health minutes, some even mental health days.  So, if your boss finds you curled up in the fetal position while gripping a cup of green tea, just say, “I’m exercising my right to a mental health minute.” I took mental health afternoons, every day, stricken with workplace anxiety.  I’d… Read more »

Course Exam—APST 230

APST 230 (Materials, Properties, and Applications) is a three-credit course which introduces characteristics of construction materials and discusses their appropriate application. This course has no prerequisites and it is intended for students enrolled in the BSc (Architecture) program at the RAIC (Royal Architectural Institute of Canada) Centre for Architecture at Athabasca University, though students that… Read more »

Dear Barb—The Ex Factor

Dear Barb: My boyfriend and I have been dating for about a year.  Prior to dating Jay I was involved in a serious relationship for five years and we had planned to eventually marry.  My ex was everything I wanted; I loved him tremendously.  But he cheated on me and I was devastated.  Even though… Read more »

Editorial—But Seriously

This week, we take a break from our interviews with the new AUSU Council members, and instead feature an interview with Dr. Chris Glover, a man with a serious position who doesn’t take himself all that seriously.  While he takes a mostly light-hearted approach to our interview, he does slip up here and there and… Read more »

The Definition of Insanity is…

They say the definition of insanity is doing something over and over again and expecting a different outcome.  Except that it isn’t.  Insanity is defined as, “Insanity.  n.  mental illness of such a severe nature that a person cannot distinguish fantasy from reality, cannot conduct her/his affairs due to psychosis, or is subject to uncontrollable impulsive behavior.” It is curious… Read more »

Fun Out of the Sun

Summer is a wonderful time of year—long, sun-drenched days, iced drinks, and hanging out in the great outdoors.  From taking in a stunning view while quaffing craft beer and wine to enjoying an afternoon siesta in a hammock, life slows down and can feel pretty darn good.  The intensity of hitting the books may slow… Read more »

Eight Reasons to Have a Pet Budgie

Since starting to adopt stray budgies into my home three years ago, I have had the blessing of witnessing the growth of these feathery creatures over time, including, recently, the death of a beloved budgie as well as the birth of eight newborns chicks.  Their existence has provided me with much joy and taught me… Read more »

Student Sizzle

AthaU Facebook Group Saba is looking to connect with people studying taking PHYS 201, Neng seeks someone taking MATH 376, and Kay is looking for pointers to studying for the finals of ENVS 200, LGST 230, and CRJS 352.  Meanwhile, Rema enrolled in the 3yr program and was concerned to find out it seemed to… 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 July 1: Canada Day July 10: Public Council Meeting July 16: AUSU  26th Anniversary Free Lynda.com Access Lynda.com is the world’s premier video training site with thousands of videos on everything from… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  LGBTQ+ Scholarship Program Sponsored by:  Naughty North Deadline:  June 30, 2018 Potential payout:  $1000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be citizens of Canada or the U.S., and be currently enrolled, or planning to enrol, full-time at a Canadian or U.S. college or university. What’s required:  An e-mail with contact and school info, an official… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Google Scholar Webinar Tues, June 26, 3:00–4:00 pm MT Online Hosted by AU Library http://library.athabascau.ca/orientations.html No pre-registration required Further out… AUSU Council Meeting Thurs, July 12, 6:30–8:30 pm MDT Online Hosted by AUSU https://www.ausu.org/event/july-council-meeting-2/ No pre-registration required; e-mail governance@ausu.org for meeting package MBA in Hockey Management Info Session Tues, July 17, 10:00-11:00am MDT Online Hosted by the… Read more »