Vol. 26 Iss. 35

Volume 26, Issue 35 - 09/07/2018

Meeting the Minds—Gail Leicht

Gail Leicht is the Research Ethics Officer of the Research Centre of AU.  She is also the Secretary and Coordinator for the Research Ethics Board (REB), as described in the interview.  Here we get to know about an integral member of the AU community.  Let’s start with your background.  What can you tell us, and… Read more »

The AUthor Series—Home Ice, by Angie Abdou

“The more we try to keep up with the Joneses in terms of preparing our little athletes for future success, the less likely we are to leave ourselves time to enjoy the simple pleasures of family life.” – Angie Abdou, in Home Ice.     If hockey parents aren’t shrieking in the stands this winter, it’s because… Read more »

How to Build a Routine that Works for You

Now that the busy fall season is approaching full steam ahead, most of us are also heading back into a busy routine after summer breaks or vacations.  Homework, sporting events, social clubs, and new part-time jobs often accompany us into September.  A successful, smooth-running day, week, and month is built upon an organized schedule that… Read more »

Freelance Pros and Cons

Working freelance or as an independent contractor has its benefits.  One of which is working from home.  As AU alumni, the ability to focus and work effectively from home was honed throughout the course of my degree.  It means that some mornings I start work while still in my pj’s, I can eat breakfast at… Read more »

Editorial—The Spam is Real

I decided this week we need to change things up just a bit, so instead of our feature article being an interview, we’re doing something a little bit different this time.  This week, our feature article will be the start of something I hope we’ll continue at some point in the future, something I’m calling… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Aboriginal Clean Energy Scholarship Sponsored by:  BluEarth Renewables Deadline:  September 15, 2018 Potential payout:  $1000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be residents of Canada, members of an Aboriginal community (band or settlement) including First Nations, Métis and Inuit, and be pursuing full-time studies at an accredited Canadian university, college, or trades and technical school…. Read more »

Student Sizzle!

AthaU Facebook Group Katy is stymied trying to sync her athabasca.edu calendar with her iphone calendar; less than an hour later, a response points her in the right direction.  Rosemarie wonders if she has an AU e-mail address; a response directs her to the info in myAU.  Tiana is curious if it’s possible to complete… 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 »

Vintage Voice

AU courses start any month of the year, but September is still the traditional  back-to-school month.  Here are a couple article from the vault that still resonate today. Taking the plunge.  Veteran Voice contributor Hazel Anaka recounts her elation—and misgivings—when returning to school 29 years after college.  “When my box of textbooks, novels, short story… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

AU MBA for Executives Info Session – Mississauga Mon, September 10, 12:00 to 1:30 pm EDT Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel, 901 Dixon Rd, Toronto ON In person Hosted by AU Faculty of Business business.athabascau.ca/event-details/athabasca-university-mba-for-executives-information-session-mississauga/ Register online at above link Hearables for online learning:  The beginning Wed, September 12, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm MDT Online… Read more »

Five Ways to Take Advantage of your Student Status

Back-to-school season for students often means an overwhelming series of stimuli and activity.  AU students particularly have a host of to-dos on their list including paying tuition, stocking up on school supplies and Kraft dinner.  And then there’s the lack of income security and the hefty cost of education.  However, there are many hidden perks… Read more »

The Fit Student—Age 30 Years Younger

Do you want the brain of John von Neumann or the bod of Wonder Woman?  Well, what you nibble now builds or breaks you later.  (Same with what you think and do now.)  You see, your body replaces cells fast.  You get a spanking-new body every seven years.  That might mean you grow a new… Read more »

Course Exam—FREN 100

FREN 100 (French for Beginners I) is a three-credit, introductory French course designed for students who wish to begin learning French.  This course will familiarize students with the foundations of the French language and will help them to develop the four basic language skills of reading, writing, aural comprehension, and speaking.  This course may be… Read more »