Vol. 28 Iss. 44

Volume 28, Issue 44 - 11/13/2020

Minds We Meet—Jo-Mary Crowchild-Fletcher

Who are your fellow students?  It can feel like you are 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… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—Knowledge in a Moment

Every day holds potential for learning if we look at life that way.  Glorious new experiences are only ever a mouse click or a calm stroll or an exchanged glance away.  And knowledge is only partly contained in our AU course materials.  One can read a text forward and backward and still only know it… Read more »

Council Connection—October 21, 2020 Meeting

AUSU Council met on October 21, 2020.  Regan Johnson delivered the land acknowledgement for the traditional lands of the First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples. All councillors and regular staff were in attendance, with Councillor Kathryn Hadden expected to be slightly late. During the approval of the agenda, an unusual, though perfectly allowable, request was… Read more »

Homemade Is Better—Gnocchi Poutine

Poutine is one of those iconic Canadian dishes.  Some go kilometres to find good poutine.  When the hot gravy melts the cheese, and the fries are crispy—so good!  Here in Edmonton, there are a couple of places to get decent poutine.  But what do you do when you have leftover mashed potatoes or maybe extra… Read more »

Beats from the Basment—Aly & AJ

Album: into the rush Artist: Aly & AJ The record came at an ideal time: Aly was at the peak of her popularity as an actress, and having a couple cover songs by famous recording artists helps bring attention to newcomers as well as giving them an opportunity to showcase their talent.  Although I enjoy… Read more »

Dear Barb—Stepping Out

Dear Barb: My husband and I have been married seven years and are the parents of two young girls.  Our marriage has been good, for the most part.  We have had the usual problems with a hectic lifestyle and two young children and now with the virus things are more stressful.  I always thought we… Read more »

Editorial—Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

The Alberta government has increased the restrictions, with those additional restrictions coming, as is appropriate, today, Friday the thirteenth.  Unlucky if you’re a gym or a pub owner.  But many Albertans also feel unlucky that the government is not taking stronger actions, noting that the reason the disease is ramping up so quickly already is… Read more »

Ergonomics During Covid

Ever since work has moved to the home setting, many employees and students have made drastic changes to their home setup to improve their home-office experience.  I’ve had times this summer where sitting in front of a screen for hours at a time has changed my posture, reduced my energy levels and left parts of… Read more »

COVID-19 Long-Haulers

In recent months, I have noticed increasingly polarized conversations about the current pandemic.  On one hand, there are those who continue to maintain lives as before, forcefully denying the magnitude or existence of the COVID-19 virus, oblivious to the various privileges that have shielded them thus far, while countless others have begun sharing stories of… Read more »

Three Mentors and the Lesson I Learned

Three people changed my world dramatically.  These are my mentors, and this is what I learned: My Mentor, my Brother. I had a mentor who valued intelligence and success.  As a young child, I was mentored by him to excel at school.  He taught me math, Roman numerals, microscopic science, and more math.  He oohed… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Bannock and a Movie November Edition: The Road Forward Nov 1 to Nov 30 Online Hosted by AU Nukskahtowin indigenous.athabascau.ca/bannock/index.php Access through above link Talk to a Librarian Drop-in Session Tues, Nov 17, 9:00 to 9:30 am MST Online via Microsoft Teams Hosted by AU Library library.athabascau.ca/orientations.html No pre-registration necessary; access through above link Zotero… 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 Nov 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Nov 1 Nov 15: Dec degree requirements deadline Nov 25: AUSU Annual Survey Closes Nov 26: AUSU Virtual Student Social Nov 30: Deadline… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group One day before the enrolment cut-off for December courses, a technical glitch prevents Cassidy from enrolling; AU staff respond with advice and a work-around solution.  Ella asks for study tips for the CRJS 495 final exam, and a response suggests visiting the AU Criminal Justice FB group. Other posts include ProctorU tech… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week!

Scholarship name:  The Dalton Camp Award Sponsored by:  Friends of Canada Broadcasting Deadline:  December 1, 2020, 8 pm EST Potential payout:  up to $10,000 Eligibility restriction: Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada.  Applicants who are enrolled full-time at a recognized post-secondary institution are also eligible for a secondary Student Prize of… Read more »