Vol. 29 Iss. 05

Volume 29, Issue 05 - 02/05/2021

Minds We Meet—Amber McDuffe

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.  If you would like to be featured next, do not hesitate to… Read more »

Women in Fiction—Lady Eboshi

Warning: Spoilers ahead for the movie Princess Mononoke.  If you haven’t seen the movie but intend to, you should probably stop reading now. After wrapping up Beats from the Basement last month, I’ve been eager to start the new year with an ongoing series that isn’t limited to music or my personal collections.  Given all the… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—Being Here Now To Cow Our Academic Anxiety

From the mouths of babes enlightened realizations arise.  This we know if we’re graced with the presence of youngsters in our life.  Consider this exchange between two of my nieces: Niece 1: “Is it tomorrow or today?” Niece 2: “It’s today.” Niece 1: “Oh yeah, it’s always today!” There we have it; today is always… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Waffles

I started my day out trying to figure out what I should write about.  Meanwhile, my kids wanted brunch, and we were trying to figure out what to make, then it dawned on me, waffles!  Who doesn’t love waffles?  Waffles are so great that they have a whole day dedicated to them!  August 24 is… Read more »

Editorial—Secret Plans Afoot

Things are starting to come together for something special that The Voice Magazine is going to do later this month and into March. If you’re not subscribed to our reminder list for when the magazine comes out, you may want to consider doing that.  It’s only one email a week, after all, and sometimes it’s… Read more »

I Quit Smoking Weed—Here’s What Happened

I had my first puff from a pipe when I was in high school and decided immediately it was not for me.  I tried again when I was 23.  My boyfriend at the time brought home a joint from work and bugged me until I agreed to smoke with him.  I loved it.  Weed became… Read more »

Celebrating Chinese New Year Virtually

Friday, February 12, 2021, marks Chinese New Year! As a Chinese-Canadian, my parents and their family come from Hong Kong and have always celebrated Chinese New Year after coming to Canada.  With that said, Chinese New Year is not only meant for the Chinese culture, but anyone can also celebrate it.  If you are looking… Read more »

Listen for Wisdom from Everyone

Here’s a healthy challenge to all students: spend one week listening carefully for wisdom—often shared in t he most unexpected places. Wisdom is everywhere.  Every single person has wisdom.  The guy on the street who shares his ice cream cone with his dog, worried about the next meal, has wisdom.  The child in a coma,… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Ad Standards Scholarship Sponsored by:  Ad Standards Deadline:  February 28, 2021 Potential payout:  $1500 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate advertising or marketing program at a Canadian university or college. What’s required:  A completed application form, a screenshot (or unofficial transcript) of your academic results, a letter of recommendation, and… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Bannock and a Movie February Edition: nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up Feb 1 to Feb 28 Online Hosted by AU Nukskahtowin indigenous.athabascau.ca/bannock/index.php Access through above link Blended Learning Practice MOOC Feb 7 to Mar 6 Online Hosted by AU and the Commonwealth of Learning news.athabascau.ca/events/blended-learning-practice-mooc-winter-2021/ Register through above link Talk to a Librarian Drop-in Session… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Steps in order:  a student attempting to withdraw from a course on the last contract day runs into a roadblock because withdrawals can’t be processed for a course if the exam has already been requested.  An AU staffer pitches in with steps to take to get it all done, in order 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 Feb 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Feb 1 Feb 10: Deadline to enter the AUSU 20201 Contest Feb 11: AUSUnights Virtual Student Social Feb 15: Mar degree requirements deadline… Read more »

Dear Barb—Stubborn Problems

Dear Barb: My husband and I have been married 10 years.  We are mostly happy, but when we disagree it’s colossal!  I feel my husband is very stubborn or resistant to most things I suggest.  Even if I point out something that is totally logical and well thought out, he still disagrees.  For example, last… Read more »