Vol. 28 Iss. 12

Volume 28, Issue 12 - 03/20/2020

Alberta and Ontario Educational Cuts

In recent months, students and teacher associations have continued to decry provincial governmental policies by Alberta’s United Conservative Party (UCP) under Jason Kenney and Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government under Doug Ford amidst cuts to education. Early this month, the Alberta provincial government announced its plans to not renew Alberta Distance Learning Centre’s (ADLC) service agreement… Read more »

My Time In Isolation

Well, now, it appears that Mr. Crow, that wily old shapeshifting trickster, is at it again—this time in the guise of the plague.  Novel coronavirus? I never imagined, thirty-plus years ago, just how timely my developing propensity for escapism and social distancing would one day become.  In all modesty, though, I’ve long been a Houdini-level… Read more »

The Fit Student—Broke & Time Crunched?

Don’t ever stop dreaming, even if you don’t have the cash or time to achieve your biggest aspirations.  You can still tread forward until the time is right.  And then—bam!—you’re on track to claim the prize. If your dream is to become a doctor, nurse, or certified accountant, then (to state the obvious) you’ll need… Read more »

COVID-19 Quarantine Foods

Recently with the public health precautions taking place worldwide with the outbreak of COVID-19, I’ve been living a life not unlike that of a hermit. Some of you may have already shopped for a month’s worth of food items and non-perishables, but others may have not. For the latter half of the audience, I’ve compiled… Read more »

The Creative Spark—Why We Need You to Write

You are a writer!  Don’t believe me? Have you ever written anything?  Well, then? But more than that, you are a soul.  And the beauty of your soul is like a piece of a mosaic.  Put the pieces of every soul together, and you have a stunning view of what makes us all tick.  That… Read more »

Course Exam—PSYC 388 (Introduction to Counselling)

PSYC 388 (Introduction to Counselling) is a three-credit, senior-level psychology survey course that is designed to increase students’ awareness of the field of counselling, including its evolution, processes, theories, and specialties.  This course offers a broad survey of the field of counselling, including an introduction to the foundational skills and processes involved in counselling relationships. … Read more »

Fly on the Wall—The Banality of Righteousness

“It is dangerous to read newspapers” wrote Margaret Atwood in the late 60s.  What she meant was clear: the establishment couldn’t be trusted to tell the truth or even to veer away from doing the wrong thing. During the Vietnam war the contradictions of the world were inescapable for a generation whose access to this… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Friday Night Pizza

For five years my family has eaten pizza on Fridays.  We make it because there is something about homemade pizza, it just has a better quality to it.  And its cheap!  Anyone can make pizza.  With a few ingredients, some time, and some patience you will be rewarded with a restaurant experience at home! If… Read more »

Disabled Person or Person with a Disability?

“An estimated 3.8 million Canadian adults reported having some type of disability.  This represents 13.7% of the Canadian population” (CHRC,online).  A disability is a functional limitation or restriction that interferes with the ability to perform an activity.  Many disabled people face discrimination, ridicule, and disadvantages.  About 60% of claims made to the Human Rights Commission… Read more »

Editorial—Day Two in the Bunker

It sounds so much more dramatic with that title, doesn’t it?  In reality, my partner and I have decided we’re going to voluntarily self-isolate for a while (not from each other, just from you people).  We’re trying for a month, and this is the second day.  Honestly, I don’t expect it’s going to be that… Read more »

Dear Barb—Finding a Friend

Dear Barb: Hi, I am an introvert, but this hasn’t been much of a problem in my life until recently.  I graduated from university and ended up getting a job in a new city where I don’t know anyone.  I have joined a few organizations in an attempt to meet new people, but the problem… 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 Mar 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Apr 1 Mar 15: Apr degree requirements deadline March 18: AUSU Public Council Meeting Mar 31: Deadline to apply for course extension for… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  The Irene Adler Prize Sponsored by:  Lucas Aykroyd Deadline:  April 30, 2020 Potential payout:  $1000 USD Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be women, Canadian or U.S. Citizens, and commencing or continuing to pursue a degree in journalism, creative writing, or literature, at a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada or the U.S. in 2020-21. What’s… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group A cascade of posts from students dealing with the rapidly-evolving situation of COVID-19, particularly the diminishing availability of in-person exam invigilation, and the need for course extensions for students coping with extra concerns at home.  AU is supporting students through this; the best place for updated info from AU is their news… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Learning to Learn Online MOOC Mar 20 to Apr 26 Online Hosted by AU news.athabascau.ca/announcements/learning-to-learn-online-mar-2020 Register through above link, or at www.ltlo.ca Hack the Library: Using Discover to Access Journal Articles, Books, and E-Books Thur, Mar 26, 2:00 to 3:30 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU Library library.athabascau.ca/orientations.html No pre-registration necessary; access through above link… Read more »