Vol. 28 Iss. 09

Volume 28, Issue 09 - 02/28/2020

Minds We Meet—Kristen Charest

Kristen Charest is thirty-two years old working as an Educational Assistant.  Enrolled in the Bachelor of Professional Arts program at Athabasca University with a major in Human Services, she shared with The Voice Magazine her favorite course and her experience so far with online learning. Could you give us a little bit of background information… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—Nipped in the Buds;

Can you recall where you were five years ago on this day, at this minute, down to this second?  There’d have to have been some special circumstances on hand to remember more than foggy, grainy, flecks of reality five years hence or to recall details mired in the penumbral twilight of time gone down the… Read more »

Five Heavenly Snacks for the Gorgeous You

I have a confession.  The pantry’s bare, and I can’t stop thinking about food.  Not potato chips, candy bars, or a loaded extra-large pizzas.  They make me feel guilty, bloated, and blah.  I’m talking the healthy scrumptious snacks that fill your body with purity, joy—and, yes, ecstasy.  You want to look as gorgeous as ever,… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—Introducing My Kitchen!

Over the years, I’ve grown quite attached to my kitchen. It’s where I’ve spent hours baking for the holidays or learning a new recipe. The more that I have come to work in this space, the more I have been efficient in improving the workflow of the area. I wanted to introduce this sacred space… Read more »

The Study Dude—How to Read Critically—and Get Published

What better way to learn creative writing than to eavesdrop on a bunch of grad students. Seriously!  But who’s so privileged as to have a key to the Fine Arts grad student lounge?  Not me.  So, novice me stumbled and stagnated. Befuddled, I asked around, “How do you study the classics?”  “Read the classics” or… Read more »

Course Exam—HLST 200 (Introduction to Human Health)

HLST 200 (Introduction to Human Health I) is a three-credit introductory science course that emphasizes the major aspects of health and health-related areas that are of concern to Canadians.  The course explores the nature and causes of health problems and discusses how diseases can be treated and prevented.  HLST 200 has no prerequisites and has… Read more »

Porkpie Hat—Some Thoughts from a Wayward Traveler

I used to feel a little bit guilty and inadequate, as I was backpacking around strange cities, seeing all of the other tourists who were dutifully lining up for admission to the Eiffel Tower or the Uffizi. It was my private shame that I was so frequently within a stone’s throw of the Vatican, the… Read more »

Dear Barb—Temper Troubles

Dear Barb: My boyfriend and I have been together for 3 years, we moved in together last year. We love each other, but he is so short tempered that we are never able to work through any problems. As soon as I bring something up that’s bothering me, he shuts me down and refuses to… Read more »

Editorial—The Lost and the Missing

Yes, I know. It’s been a week and last week’s PDF still hasn’t been put up.  And what’s going on with the website, what happened to the Minds we Meet article I wrote about? The problem is that putting that article up was a bad call on my part. If you don’t know what I’m… Read more »

The Best University Degrees to Have

I have heard rumors and read some articles about how having a university degree these days does not guarantee reliable or high-paying employment.  Statistics show that, even though more Canadians are better-educated, there is lack of employment for people with degrees, “despite the evident successes in educating more Canadians, recent data indicates that increasingly worrisome… 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 Feb 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Mar 1 Feb 12: AUSU Election – Candidates Announced Feb 15: Mar degree requirements deadline Feb 25-Mar 2 – AUSU General Election It’s… Read more »

Student Sizzle!—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Heather wonders if purchasing the APA manual is worth it; most responders say yes, while others found using online info or a borrowed copy is sufficient.  Regan seeks a hard-copy PSYC 315 textbook and quickly finds one on offer. Other posts include AUSU Student Council election (voting continues until March 2), job… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  IBABC Post-Secondary Scholarships Sponsored by:  Insurance Brokers Association of BC Deadline:  March 31, 2020 Potential payout:  up to $5000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be residents of BC and their sponsor must be a full-time insurance industry practitioner in BC; further eligibility varies by scholarship; see scholarship application for full requirements. What’s required:  A… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Blended Learning Practice MOOC Mar 1 to Mar 28 Online Hosted by AU and the Commonwealth of Learning news.athabascau.ca/events/blended-learning-practice-mooc Register through above link MBA for Executives Webinar Tues, Mar 3, 10:00 to 11:00 am MST Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business news.athabascau.ca/events/mba-for-executives-webinar-20200303 Register through above link “AU has a Library?” An Introduction to Library… Read more »