Vol. 29 Iss. 09

Volume 29, Issue 09 - 03/05/2021

Minds We Meet—Karly Ross

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 »

Fly on the Wall—The Personal Measurement of our Studies

“Sure a cold one, eh?” “Warmer now that you’re here! Nothing’s more banal, or adroit, depending upon its users, than a conversation about temperature.  But did you know that the gendered pronoun controversy can blow like an Arctic front into the temperature mix?  Consider the French term, il fait froid, normally translated as a way… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Beef Stew

I would be hard pressed to find a meal more comforting on a cold day than beef stew.  When I’m not feeling well I can down chicken noodle soup all day, and when I want a comfort lunch a good tomato soup with grilled cheese hits the spot.  But when it’s as cold as it… Read more »

The Study Dude—Small Wins Add Up

We students might start a course overwhelmed, uncertain, wondering whether we’ll pass. For instance, math classes can create a lot of anxiety. And anyone taking a five-course load needs to get time-efficient fast. The goal is to do well in a course. A lot of battles will occur along the way. There may be an… Read more »

Dear Barb—Conversation with COVID-19

Dear Barb: Hi, my wife and I have been married for 10 years and we seem to be growing apart.  We don’t have any children and that was our choice, but it’s like we don’t have anything to keep us together.  It seems to be getting worse since the beginning of the pandemic, even though… Read more »

Editorial—They: Always be Learning

I got a small lesson today about the use of pronouns.  I have no issue with people using pronouns that may match their gender, regardless of their sex, but “they” and “their” are plural pronouns and without explanation it can make the writing difficult to understand.  So when editing, and the pronoun being used is… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Bannock and a Movie March Edition: Wahkohtowin: Cree Natural Law Mar 1 to Mar 31 Online Hosted by AU Nukskahtowin www.athabascau.ca/indigenous/bannock-and-a-movie/index.html Access through above link Talk to a Librarian Drop-in Session Tues, Mar 9, 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… 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 11: AUSUnights Virtual Student Social Mar 15: Apr degree requirements deadline Mar 17: AUSU Public Council Meeting Mar 31: Deadline… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Manulife Life Lessons Scholarship Program Sponsored by:  Manulife Deadline:  March 31, 2021 Potential payout:  $10,000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be permanent residents of Canada, between 17 and 24 years of age, currently enrolled or accepted to a college, university, or trade school within Canada, and have experienced the death of a parent or… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group When you’re just so keen to get going:  A student wonders why two courses won’t accept assignments on the first day; turns out there’s sometimes a delay when enrolment is high. Discord Getting the nitty-gritty details:  A question on how to cite an author who is “so-and-so the third” results in a… Read more »