Vol. 28 Iss. 40

Volume 28, Issue 40 - 10/09/2020

Minds We Meet—Nastassia Aikman

Who are your fellow students?  It can feel like you’re all alone in your studies, but across the nation, around the globe, students like you are also pursuing their AU education, and The Voice Magazine wants to bring their stories to you and vice versa.  If you would like to be featured next, do not hesitate to get… Read more »

The Study Dude—Ten Steps to an A-Grade Persuasive Essay

Writing persuasive essays mean you pick a side, defend it, and fight off naysayers.  In grad studies, the naysayer may be your supervisor.  In the undergrad, it’s your professor.  Make these people happy with your persuasive papers and academic stardom comes easy. Here are 10 steps to help create A-grade persuasive essays according to EssayShark:… Read more »

The Fly on the Wall—A Glimpse At The Future

Virtual convocation reminds us that we are always learning from just outside our social realm to the extent that we apply the elixir of critical thought to as many aspects of our life and our labour as possible. Daily life in the 20s is probably going to be replete with metaphors equating virtual reality with… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Turkey Brine

With Canadian Thanksgiving coming up this weekend, I thought I’d release a recipe for brining a turkey.  I use this recipe every year when I cook a turkey because it adds both flavour and moisture.  Brining is a great way to get some insurance of juiciness in your meats, and turkey isn’t the only thing… Read more »

AUSU Bursaries

AU is known for providing high-quality post-secondary education without barriers.  Anyone over the age of 16 can go to AU. But education is not cheap.  AU’s student union, AUSU, offers several bursaries to assist AU students with financial challenges.  Some of these bursaries are available year-round, while a couple others can only be applied for… Read more »

The Other Side—Interviews with AU Graduates and Graduands

The Voice Magazine will be regularly featuring upcoming and recent AU grads, as well as alums.  If you would like us to showcase your journey in an upcoming article, feel free to reach out!  This month, we were able to catch up with recent alum Anne Turner. Anne Turner from Nanaimo, British Columbia, recently graduated… Read more »

Editorial—What’s the Opposite of a Bubble?

This week, we’ve got an interview with a current student as well as a recent graduate, so you can see both sides of the coin.  We also take a quick look at the various bursaries available from AUSU.  If life has thrown you a curveball recently (as it has with so many of us because… Read more »

Beats from the Basement—Nelly Furtado

Album: Loose Artist: Nelly Furtado Growing up, I struggled immensely with my personal style.  In retrospect, I think it’s a miracle I had the courage to show  up to school every day considering all the colours, designs, and materials I’d throw together in hopes something would stick. My insecurities did eventually catch up to me,… Read more »

Dear Barb—Weed Pandemic

Dear Barb:  I have been smoking weed since I was a teenager, and I’m now in my thirties.  I am a fully functioning person.  I just graduated from AU and I am getting married as soon as we can have a wedding where we can invite our family and friends.  Unfortunately, since they are now… 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 Oct 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Oct 1 Oct 15: Deadlines for numerous AU Scholarships Oct 15: Nov degree requirements deadline Oct 21: AUSU Public Council Meeting (Zoom) Oct… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Erin posts a call-out for CFL fans, to be featured in an AU marketing department promo.  Jessica wonders about a delay in student funding for the semester starting October 1; other funded students comment that funding tends to arrive within a few business days of the 1st.  Channy asks if students making… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  RBC Future Launch Scholarship Sponsored by:  RBC Deadline:  2020 open deadlines (last date to apply not specified) Potential payout:  $1500 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be between 15 and 29 years of age, Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents, and enrolled part-time in school or not at all. What’s required:  A completed online application form,… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Bannock and a Movie October Edition: Jordan River Anderson – The Messenger Oct 1 to Oct 31 Online Hosted by AU Nukskahtowin news.athabascau.ca/events/bannock-and-a-movie-first-nation-stories-2 Access through above link Talk to a Librarian Drop-in Session Tues, Oct 13, 9:00 to 9:30 am MDT Online via Microsoft Teams Hosted by AU Library library.athabascau.ca/orientations.html No pre-registration necessary; access through… Read more »

The Creative Spark—Six Tools for Writing Essays, Novels, and Plans

If you’re overwhelmed by a project or a paper, then these six tools will prime you for success.  Recommended by Shelley Hitz, author of How to Write a Book From Outline to Finish Line: 10 Simple Ways to Outline Your Nonfiction Book they should reduce procrastination, increase productivity, bolster clarity, and add to higher grades…. Read more »