Vol. 29 Iss. 19

Volume 29, Issue 19 - 05/14/2021

Minds We Meet—Adrienne Braithwaite

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 »

Course Exam—Biol 310

If you have a course that you would like to see a Course Exam article written for or you recently took a course that you would like to recommend to other AU students, please feel free to reach out with the course name and number, and any questions or feedback you may have.  We’ll be happy to… Read more »

Dear Barb—A Mom’s Lesson

Dear Barb: I am the mother of two—one 18-year-old and one 12-year-old.  I have worked all my life at low paying jobs and finally decided to try some online courses to see if I could do it.  So far, I love it, though that is not what I’m writing about.  The problem is my 18-year-old… Read more »

Editorial—Must Reads

If you haven’t checked out any of our contest winners, now is definitely the time. This week we’re presenting the fiction winner of The Voice Writing contest, it’s entitled Stray Dogs and is a story that is absolutely worth the read.  Seriously, I’d love to just go on about this one, but I don’t want… Read more »

An Epiphany—I’m Old

I suppose I should have realized this sooner.  I am twenty-six years old, turning twenty-seven this year.  A millennial—officially in my late twenties.  I also have two elementary school aged children.  Maybe that should have been my first clue. I have recently discovered that Gen Z—the generation born between 1997 and 2015—has been brutally making… Read more »

A Rant: Why the Canadian Census is Ridiculous

A cheery greeting is a gift that all euphoric morning people love to give, and a burden that all recently resurrected, shambling night people hate to receive.  As one of those somnambulists, I was not overly elated to hear, “just in time for me to fill out the census!” as I exited my bedroom one… Read more »

Stray Dogs

If you haven’t yet read our honourable mention or our runner up for the fiction contest, you really should check them out as well, but this week, I’m very proud to be presenting our Fiction Voice Writing Contest Winner.  “Stray Dogs” by Catherine Moise.  After reading it, I have to agree with our judges, it… Read more »

Council Connection—April 21, 2021 AUSU Council Meeting

The meeting was called to order at 6:28pm with eight of the, at that time, ten remaining councillors present. Absent were councillors Monique Durette and councillor Kathryn Hadden. President Stacey Hutchings lead the group with land acknowledgements, while others noted their own  location in the Zoom chat.  I’ll be honest, I have no clue what… Read more »

How to Be a Pet Foster Parent

With a new wave of lockdowns in place for many provinces, many households may be looking for some activities or time to dedicate to a pet.  I know a year ago, I was in the same place.  I suddenly felt a surge of free time and energy to take care of a rescue animal.  Of… Read more »

Positivity Appeals to Positive People

When we are positive toward others, they respond kindly.  Positivity builds beautiful bonds, cements friendships, and bursts with wonderful feelings. For instance, smiling and laughing throughout the day sounds and looks like a kitten that purrs nonstop.  What a beautiful energy.  And, oh, does laughter feel good for the person who releases it. I once… 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 May 20: AUSU Student Council Meeting May 25: Next AUSU Newsletter Edition May 25: AUSU By-Election nominations open June 11: Virtual Convocation 2021 Explore the services, support, and resources offered with your… Read more »

Now Open: The COVID-19 Memory Archive Project Exhibit

Way back last year, we ran a little story about the The Thomas A. Edge Archive’s COVID-19 Memory Archive Project, where we interviewed Archivist Karen Langley. Fast forward almost a year for them to get submissions, stories, and pictures about life during the early months of COVID-19 isolation, and the exhibit is now open to… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  2021 Essay Contest Sponsored by:  Fraser Institute Deadline:  June 1, 2021 Potential payout:  up to $1500 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be students (high school, undergrad, grad) studying in Canada, or Canadian students studying abroad. What’s required:  An online application form, with contact and academic info, along with a 1000-1500 word essay “exploring the… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Bannock and a Movie May Edition: Gifts from the Elders, and The Sacred Relationship: Healing the Water, Healing Ourselves May 1 to May 31 Online Hosted by AU Nukskahtowin news.athabascau.ca/events/may-online-bannock-and-a-movie/ Access through above link MBA for Accountants Info Session Thur, May 20, 10:00 to 11:00 am MDT Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business news.athabascau.ca/events/mba-for-accountants-webinar-20210520/… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Advice salad.  A student wondering how to have a life while studying receives a bowl-full of tips, including the importance of scheduling, goal-setting, and turning off the phone. Discord Channel down, channel revived.  The original Discord channel for and by AU students was taken down by its creator.  Dave Boyle stepped into… Read more »