Vol. 27 Iss. 24

Volume 27, Issue 24 - 06/14/2019

Minds We Meet—Jennifer Bouley

Jennifer Bouley is thirty-four and currently living in Toronto and working as a recruitment coordinator.  She already possesses a Bachelor of Human Resources and Labour Relations (Post Diploma) from AU and is working towards the University Certificate in Career Development.  This is her story. Can you give us a little bit of background information about… Read more »

Porkpie Hat—Of Flight Attendants and Pink Flamingos

I’m twenty years old, living in the basement of a ramshackle pink building in Vancouver’s wild West End.  My upstairs neighbour, appropriately named Byron, is about seventy years old, a salty and poetic soul, a former flight attendant for a British airline.  His studio apartment is cramped and narrow, but the furnishings are suggestive of… Read more »

Study Dude—Four Ways to Wash Away School Worries

Studies can lead to stress.  So, as students, our brains might chatter nonstop.  We might second guess ourselves.   We might toss and turn rather than drift into lullaby land.  We might complain of headaches, sore muscles, and tiredness.  We might even mingle with mental illness—after all, anxiety and depression can stem from negative thoughts, overthinking,… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—Turning the Tables of Interpretive Dogmas

The mere mention of Charles Darwin brings to mind fishy bumper stickers (imploring us all to evolve), bespectacled chimpanzees on t-shirts (proclaiming our 98% DNA match with monkeys) and flustered debates about human nature (where everyone goes home a little bit hurt and disgruntled).  Happily, there’s more to the man’s work than a series of… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—Gourmet Canned Soup Recipes

For AU students craving homemade Italian meals with minimal effort required, look no further.  One easy way of preparing Italian meals is with canned soup assortments.  While the idea may warrant some raised eyebrows, I can vouch that not only does this cut the amount of effort, but also guarantees some quality meals you can… Read more »

Course Exam—HERM 312/HIST 316

HERM 312 / HIST 316 (Heritage Research) is a three-credit heritage resources management course that is based on the premise that the principles of historical thinking and analysis are fundamental to heritage practice.  The course focuses on the practice, skills, and understandings of applied historical research.  HERM 312 introduces multiple types of sources of evidence… Read more »

Dear Barb—A Condition of Family

Dear Barb: I look forward to reading your column as often as I can.  Recently my younger brother was diagnosed with a mental illness.  We always knew there was something different about him, but we hoped he would outgrow it.  He seems to have gotten worse over the years, very unstable; some days he seems… Read more »

Gypsies of the Digital World

In one of the final scenes of the brilliant documentary Latcho Drom the gypsy chanteuse known as “La Caita” sings “The Blackbird” before an unnamed European city: Why does your wicked mouth spit on me? What harm is it to you that my skin is dark and my hair gypsy hair black? From Isabelle the… Read more »

A Vacation from School—Why you Need One

Time off is important, not just from work, but from school too.  Just like work, students need to have time off to refresh themselves and increase their performance for the next set of courses.  School time is busy, and usually there isn’t much time to do any fun or relaxing stuff.  For a vacation, summertime… Read more »

Editorial—The Results of Inquiry

The Canadian University Press, of which The Voice Magazine is a member, recently shared a statement about the Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. I’m presenting that statement here, in its entirety. “This report is about deliberate race, identity and gender-based genocide.” – Marion Buller, Chief Commissioner,… 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 Jun 15: AUSU In-Person Council Meeting Jun 15: July degree requirements deadline June 30: Deadline to apply for course extension for Aug Jul 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Aug… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

AUSU Council Meeting Sat, Jun 15, 1:30 to 3:00 pm MDT AUSU Meeting Room, 207 Energy Square, 10109 106 Street NW, Edmonton AB In person or online Hosted by AUSU www.ausu.org/event/june-council-meeting-3/ No pre-registration required; e-mail governance@ausu.org for meeting package BMgmt/CPHR Info Session Tues, Jun 18, 5:00 to 6:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU Faculty… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Scholarship for LGBTQ2 Students Sponsored by:  National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) Deadline:  July 4, 2019 Potential payout:  $1500 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be LGBTQ2 children/grandchildren of NUPGE current or retired members (see list of NUPGE Component organizations,) and must be planning to enter the first year of a Canadian public,… Read more »

Student Sizzle!—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Erika wonders why a withdrawal fee was assessed when withdrawing for medical reasons; waiting on an answer from AU for this one.  Katy seeks advice on the best place to print off 300 pages of etext; responders suggest the library, among other places. Casey submitted two assignments for the same course on… Read more »

The Fit Student—Could Breast Implants Cause Disease?

“Many thousands of women were told that breast implants were safe and ‘would last a lifetime’” (Kolb, location 147 of 3363, 4%). As students, you likely don’t carry much cash.  Some broke AU femmes might ponder working part-time at pubs.  And some of these women may opt for breast implants.  But I urge you—do neither. … Read more »