Vol. 27 Iss. 02

Volume 27, Issue 2 - 01/11/2019

Minds We Meet—Interviewing Students Like You!

All-around interesting fellow, our AUSU President, Brandon Simmons, reflects and comments on his life, books and television, kids and education, and hopes for the 2019-2020 Council period. How did you originally find our wonderful AU community? I was working as a contractor and due to my high school football injuries, it was difficult for me… Read more »

The Struggling Student Rants

“Money & Debt” is a touchy subject for a lot of people.  Some people just feel uncomfortable talking about money to strangers; others are confused about how money and finances work, and others just like to keep things private.  Hide their money under the mattress, if you will.  But it’s a topic I absolutely love… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—New Year’s Resolutions? No Body Needs ‘em!

Shadows lurk like clouds across the moon as we recollect the recent memories of New Year’s festivities.  Sooner or later, amidst the frolicking and laughter, the ominous questions arose, “Have you made any resolutions?”  It was as though Champagne or Canada Dry bubbles froze in mid-ascent as gaiety met psycho-social inquisition. Queries regarding New Years’… Read more »

The Fit Student—Disease is Profitable

Two nights ago, I had a dream that I worked as a med student in a hospital.  In that dream, I walked with my supervisor outdoors across a sprawl of hospital towers.  I asked my supervisor what three unusually large towers housed.  She said they housed the people with chronic diseases.  The patients, she said,… Read more »

My Best Four Life Advice Stories from Teachers

With 2018 drawing to a close, I took some time to reflect on my own education and career path—from starting my Bachelor of Science to a specialized clinical specialization. For many AU students, their journeys may be far from traditional. Some may be upgrading their credentials, others may be aiming to learn to keep their… Read more »

The Study Dude—Mistakes!

What happens when we make mistakes?  Bomb at tests or fail to enter the PhD?  “On the one hand, you know that you’ve erred; on the other, you believe yourself to be a capable and smart individual.  To reconcile these two options you can either lower your self-view a notch or two, or you can… Read more »

Course Exam—CRJS 370

CRJS 370 (Youth Justice) is a three-credit, undergraduate-level course that takes a criminological approach to understanding Canada’s separate youth justice system.  If you were unaware, young offenders receive special status under the law in Canada.  How we respond to youth crime is important to society and, more broadly, to criminal justice.  This course has no… Read more »

Dear Barb—New Year Questions

Dear Barb: Hi, now that the holidays are over, I want to work on my diet.  It seems what is good for you one day, turns out to be not good for you after further studies.  For example, the last couple of years I’ve been using coconut oil in all my cooking and recently I… Read more »

Editorial–New Year, New Faces!

If the start of the year is any indication, it’s looking like this could be a really good year for The Voice Magazine.  We’ve got inaugural entries from two new student writers, plus the return of our own award-winning Barbara Lehtiniemi to write about, well, writing for the Voice Magazine; a topic I can always… Read more »

Don’t Believe Everything you Read

“FBI Raids CDC for Data on Vaccines & Autism,” “Obama and Michelle to Divorce.” These are examples of headlines you can find online.  Well, these are actually fake news headlines because Michelle and Obama are still married! Now, of course there are places (like those who claim aliens are living among us and the government… Read more »

Screen Break

I made a conscious effort over the holidays to take some time away from work and screens in general.  I gave myself permission to read some books in the daylight (currently reserving only after 10 pm for personal reading) I also took a few days and spent them baking and cooking.  It was a great… Read more »

19 New Actions to take in 2019

Bashing the notion of New Year’s Resolutions has become mainstream; people have become increasingly jaded and disillusioned.  With threats of global warming, weather catastrophes, and the continued support of psychopaths leading our countries on a downward spiral, resolutions can seem downright laughable. I’m one of those people who believe it’s the small things that create… Read more »

The Time is Write Now

Wouldn’t it be nice to do something different this year? Every year you swear it will be different, but by the end of December, you realize it’s been the same old, same old. How about exploring your creative side?  How about being published?  How about earning some extra money? How about doing all three things… Read more »

Porkpie Hat—In Praise of Ordinary Inspiration

I think many of us have had the experience of being in that “flow state” in which we’re so filled with inspiration, that sparks seem to be flying from our fingertips.  We’re doing something we love, something we were meant to do, and minutes and hours lose their normal meaning.  We will go without rest,… 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 Jan 15: Feb degree requirements deadline Jan 15: Deadline to finish exams for course with Dec end Jan 30: Deadline to apply for course extension for Mar Feb 6: FaceBook Live interview… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

AU Library Orientation Saturday, January 12, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm MST Online Hosted by AU Library library.athabascau.ca/orientations.html No pre-registration necessary All events are free unless otherwise specified

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Robin seeks advice on how many courses to take at a time while working full time (and with two young children); many responses came and, so far, the one-at-a-timers are winning.  Lauralee wonders how long it takes for final marks to show up after all assignment grades are posted; no clear consensus… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  The Dick Shaw Memorial Scholarship Sponsored by:  ISEE West Deadline:  January 31, 2019 Potential payout:  up to $1000, plus other benefits Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants, be enrolled in, or about to enrol in, a full-time program at a Canadian college or university with some relevance to the… Read more »