Vol. 27 Iss. 31

Volume 27, Issue 31 - 08/02/2019

Minds We Meet—Erin D.

Erin D., from Stratford Ontario, is 26 years old and is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Professional Arts in Human Services program. Eventually, she plans to enrol into a master’s in social work! This is her story. Can you give us a little bit of background information about yourself? My name is Erin, I… Read more »

The Study Dude—Your Journey Will Lead to Success

I know this much about your journey:  You likely have studied or will be studying at AU.  You have worked or will likely work a career.  And you’ve suffered hardships and heartaches. I write because I pray your journey leads to success.  Author Lana Otoya says “One way to make sure your journey is fulfilling… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—Because Deadlines

“It puts the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again” This timeless line from Silence of the Lambs (and its countless attendant memes) may enter our mind clothed in hyperbole as we study on hot summer days.  Maybe we have air conditioning and maybe we don’t; sometimes we might eschew A/C… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—Visiting the Green Tea Village

Over the weekend I had the opportunity to visit one of the most exotic locations in the province of Hangzhou: green tea village.  Situated on the outskirts of the West Lake, the village spans as far as the eyes can see, and this has been both a therapeutic and culturally meaningful trip for me.  For… Read more »

Course Exam—EDPY/PSYC 470

EDPY 470 / PSYC 470 (Consultation and Collaboration for Students with Special Needs) is a three-credit, senior level course that is designed to increase awareness of the framework and rationale for collaboration, the facilitating factors involved, and  of strategies for implementation.  The main emphasis of the course is on understanding collaborative consultation as a process… Read more »

Dear Barb—Too Faithful for Marriage

Dear Barb: I met this really wonderful girl last year while I was attending the University of Ottawa.  We get along great and have discussed marriage.  She lives in B.C while I am in Ottawa, but we are managing to keep in touch.  The issue is that Janelle is Muslim and I am Catholic and… Read more »


Athabasca University has recently released their brand new university orientation site. You can check it out yourself at http://orientation.athabascau.ca/ if you want to see what AU feels is important for new and prospective students.  You may not want to, however, if you want to avoid doubts about AU’s competency on the web. I popped in… Read more »

Athabasca University Should Consider Competitive Gaming.

It’s often said that collegiate sports can build a strong community for schools and raise their home school’s esteem.  That increased recognition from a renowned athletics program can attract more students and provide opportunities for the school to generate more revenue. Sports teams are a common and traditional component to many Canadian universities that Athabasca… Read more »

The Mindful Bard Arts Report, August 2019

Only art penetrates what pride, passion, intelligence, and habit erect on all sides – the seeming realities of this world. There is another reality, the genuine one, which we lose sight of. This other reality is always sending us hints, which without art, we can’t receive. – Saul Bellow The Mindful Bard never stops scouting… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Arctic Physical Therapy Scholarship Sponsored by:  Arctic Physical Therapy Fairbanks Deadline:  August 31, 2019 11:59 pm EST Potential payout:  $500 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian or U.S. residents, be attending university or college in Canada or the U.S. on a full-time or part-time basis by January 2020 (any field of study,) and… 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 Aug 9: AUSU Student Social in Calgary Aug 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Sep 1 Aug 13: AUSU Annual Members Meeting Aug 15: Sept degree requirements deadline Aug 31:… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Thomas expresses concern that he hasn’t received a tutor letter on the eve of his course start date; turns out he’s not the only one waiting on tutor info.  Colleen celebrates registering for the final course of her degree; way to go!  Casey is uncertain of the process to book an exam… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Undergrad Program Orientation for New Students Wed, Aug 7, 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-082019/ Register online at above link Calgary Student Social Fri, Aug 9, 5:30 to 8:30 pm MDT The Rec Room Calgary, 1180 – 901 64 Ave NW, Calgary AB In person Hosted by AUSU… Read more »