Vol. 29 Iss. 16

Volume 29, Issue 16 - 04/23/2021

Minds We Meet—Ahmed Sherief

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 »

The Not-So Starving Student—Easy Beef Souvlaki & Tzatziki Recipe

Having been a fan of Mediterranean cuisine since I was a child, I’ve always experimented with different Mediterranean flavours and dishes.  I particularly love the warm skewered meats, the lightly oiled and charred vegetables and the refreshing, creamy taste of tzatziki dip that adds a burst of richness to the dish.  To celebrate the warmth… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—The Zen Garden of the Mind

At last it is Canadian spring, when finally we burst into action.  Pens and paper, laptops and textbooks, they are all thrust to the wayside as we celebrate what there is to do outdoors. But wait, there’s work waiting for us in the yard!  If we’re privileged enough to have some outdoors of our own… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Lasagna

I remember watching Garfield cartoons on TV when I was younger and always thought the idea of a cat eating a whole lasagna was hilarious.  Jim Davis wasn’t wrong, though.  I have a few favourite renditions of this dish, made mainly by close family members.  I’d love to tell you my number one, but then… Read more »

Dear Barb—BFNFs

Dear Barb: Hi, I have had a friend since grade school.  Through the years we have had a lot of fun and did a lot of things together.  Now that we are in our late twenties, our relationship doesn’t feel the same anymore.  For example, when I text Jasmine she takes forever to answer me,… Read more »

Women In Fiction—Sulwe

Significant spoilers ahead for the book Sulwe.  If you haven’t read the book but intend to, you should probably stop reading now. Returning to children’s fiction for this entry, I wanted to a look at a more topical narrative that, while simple, spotlights an important discussion that our youth—and we—could benefit from.  Kenyan-Mexican actress Lupita Nyong’o… Read more »

How to Embrace Failure for the Win

I felt like the stepchild locked away in the attic.  I failed again.  My new job was working out well until the boss hovered at my door, spread his arms wide, a grin on his face, and insisted I hug him.  I blasted off an angry email requesting he never do that again.  The next… 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 »

Vintage Voice

On April 23’s 405th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death (it’s also Talk Like Shakespeare day!), we focus the stage lights on the bard’s appearances in a pair of vintage Voice articles. Shakespeare for all times.  Cristina M. Frey makes current connections with Shakespeare’s timeless themes.  “Part of the power of Shakespearean drama is its universality. Ambition,… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Bannock and a Movie April Edition: The Cree Hunters of Mistassini Apr 1 to Apr 30 Online Hosted by AU Nukskahtowin www.athabascau.ca/indigenous/bannock-and-a-movie/index.html Access through above link Library Search Strategies Webinar Tues, Apr 27, 12:00 to 12:30 pm MDT Online via Microsoft Teams Hosted by AU Library library.athabascau.ca/orientations.html Register through above link MBA for Executives Webinar… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week!

Scholarship name:  Jean Lumb Awards Sponsored by:  Jean Lumb Foundation Deadline:  May 24, 2021, 11:59 pm EST Potential payout:  $1000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents, be enrolled full-time at a high school or secondary school in Canada, and be of Chinese heritage. What’s required:  An online application along with a… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Extending the agony:  a student’s query about the number of permitted extensions reveals that AU has bumped it from three to up to five for unfunded students.  news.athabascau.ca/announcements/covid-19-questions-and-answers/ Discord Well, why not aim high?  A student contemplating applying to Harvard asks for and receives info about the application and transfer-credit processes. Twitter… Read more »