Vol. 26 Iss. 33

Volume 26, Issue 33 - 08/24/2018

Minds We Meet—Meaghan Sullivan

Meaghan Sullivan is the Vice President External for the Athabasca University Students’ Graduate Union.  We talk to her about her background, goals, and more.  What brought you to AU? AU is quite popular in Northern Alberta, has a great reputation, and so I initially learned of AU quite some years ago.  When looking for a Masters’… Read more »

Women of Interest—Buffy Sainte-Marie

Buffy Sainte-Marie is a Canadian singer, songwriter, pacifist, and humanitarian who was a fearless advocator for the issues faced by Native Americans. She has received many accolades and honors for her work in education and social activism, including both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for the best Original Song in 1983 for… Read more »

Five Apps every Student Should Have

Compared to the average university student, AU students are busy bees that multi-task at every opportunity.  We have commitments beyond just school, sometimes including supporting families, working at part- or full-time jobs, running our own businesses, or developing a new hobby or skill.  With all these responsibilities in mind, reviewing for coursework might look a… Read more »

The Fit Student—Tuck that Tum into a Keto Speedo

Tuck that tum into a keto speedo by next summer.   The ketogenic diet dishes up an anti-fat fad.   The keto diet burns flab by feeding the body fats, not carbs.  A paradox?  Well, your body nibbles fat for energy when starved of sugars.  And carbs break down into sugars.  So, starve the body of carbs… Read more »

Course Exam—TAXX 301

TAXX 301 (Taxation I) is a three-credit, senior level accounting course that emphasizes the determination of “Net Income for Tax Purposes.” This course gives detailed attention to the components that make up this figure, including employment income, business and property income, and capital gains.  The prerequisite for this course is Accounting 253: Introductory Financial Accounting,… Read more »

Dear Barb—Caught in a Compromising Situation!

This is the first time I have written into a column like this, but I really need some advice.  I met this wonderful woman and we have been dating for a month.  She has a five-year-old son, whom I have never officially met, but we have seen each other under somewhat awkward circumstances.  I usually… Read more »

Lessons in Fly Fishing

Last year I threw my first casts with a spey rod, that is, an extra long rod that you use two hands to cast with.  There is a definite technique to fishing this way and I found it enjoyable, fish or no fish.  There was a challenge to learning the rod and the cast.  When… Read more »

My Personal Privacy Quest

First came Julian Assange.  An interesting story, but meh.  At first, he came across as a heroic knight errant galloping to the aid of the transparency essential to healthy democracies, but, according to those who worked with him, he was just as cover-uppish as the next megalomaniac.  Worse, his exposés may have rendered the world… Read more »

Editorial—Wasn’t that a Party?

The big news this week comes from the Conservative Party of Canada’s Convention, where Maxime Bernier, MP for Beauce, Quebec, has announced that he is leaving the Conservative Party of Canada and will be creating a new party to represent the conservative perspective, since, he contends, the current Conservative party simply isn’t doing that. If… Read more »

20 Effective Study Hacks

Our parents have always encouraged us to study hard for tests in school.  We know we need to study to be prepared; others tell us good luck on our studies.  But, have you ever examined your study process? Do you habitually schedule study time every week or do you just read all your course material… Read more »

The Vintage Voice

To mark Knife Day, a “celebration of this marvellous tool,” we’re serving up two sharp articles that feature hunting knives. Nothing to fear but fear.  Writer Bill Pollett questions whether the world is becoming more dangerous or we have just become more fearful.  “…statistically speaking, it is no more dangerous to thumb a ride today… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Louise McKinney Scholarship Sponsored by:  Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund Deadline:  September 1, 2018 Potential payout:  $2500 Eligibility restriction:  Nominees must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents, be Alberta residents, be studying full time in the second or subsequent year of an undergrad program at an eligible Alberta institution, and have a cumulative GPA… 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 August 24th: Athabasca Meet & Greet August 31st: AUSU Twitter Giveaway closes September 3rd: AUSU Office is closed for Labour Day September 13th: Public Council Meeting FYi Doctors Discounts FYi Doctor is… Read more »

Student Sizzle!

AthaU Facebook Group Chanelle seeks feedback on courses EDUC 201 and 301; so far they’re both getting good reviews.  Lauren seeks tips for ACCT 250; responses suggest she’s in for lots of reading and long quizzes. Other posts include course videos, learning a second language, and AU’s MAIS program. reddit A flurry of posts touching… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Athabasca Meet & Greet Fri, August 24, 5:00 to 7:00 pm MDT Boston Pizza, 2201 – 48 Ave, Athabasca AB In person Hosted by AUSU www.ausu.org/event/athabasca-meet-greet/ No pre-registration required New Program Students Orientation (Undergrad) Tues, August 28, 5:00 to 6:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business business.athabascau.ca/event-details/business-undergraduate-new-students-information-session-august2018/ Register online at above link… Read more »