Vol. 29 Iss. 22

Volume 29, Issue 22 - 06/04/2021

Surviving Mandatory Isolation with Children

At this point, many of us have had to endure the torture of a mandatory 10-to-14-day isolation period after testing positive for COVID-19 or being identified as a close contact of someone with a confirmed case.  For those of us with young children, this can be especially difficult—even more so for those who do not… Read more »

The Reading List—June 2021

It is officially summer! While the weather may not be exactly summer depending on where you live right now and most children are still in school until the end of the month, many of us are planning more outdoor activities including camping, more walks, or visits to the playground.  But others may still be looking… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—Bergson and Cato

We’ve all stepped in a puddle of spring rainwater.  It’s like a dark and stormy night, and “once upon a time” implies repetition of a series of attendant expectations.  An inadvertent puddle splash connotes an oopsie-doodle moment and then, insidiously and almost imperceptibly, water wicks its way up our pantleg inducing uncomfortable sensations as our… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Filet Mignon

This past week, I struggled to develop a recipe until I pulled out some tenderloin steaks.  I was inspired to create a simple, but still delicious (as long as you eat meat, that is) recipe.  The filet mignon is traditionally cut from the smaller end of the beef tenderloin, and in North America it is… Read more »

Course Exam—ENGL 212

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—Friendly Advice & Consequences

Dear Barb: I have a situation and I’m not sure what to do about it.  A friend told me she recently met a new guy and is already saying he might be the one.  But she has been married twice before and had a few failed relationships, obviously she doesn’t make good choices.  Unfortunately, the… Read more »

Editorial—The Schools of Bart Simpson

Despite how transmissible COVID-19 is, I couldn’t say for sure if I knew anybody who’d actually had the disease.  I have my suspicions about certain members of my family, but nothing definitive.  Until now, at least.  With some 40,000 students attending AU, it makes sense that at least some of us have had COVID-19, and… Read more »

How I Went From Rags to Riches

I’m not a millionaire. I don’t own a sports car. And I don’t make a six-figure income. But I’m getting closer to the rags to riches goal. Despite this material quest, I’ve embraced life’s most meaningful goals, at least for me. They are love, virtue, and spiritual growth. And, largely due to my embracing of… 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 June 8: AUSU By-Election nomination deadline June 10: AUSU By-Election campaign starts June 10: AUSUnights Virtual Student Social June 11: Virtual Convocation 2021   Join the team in the upcoming AUSU Student… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Extension tensions.  A query about the COVID-current rules for course extensions takes a detour through the rhubarb before arriving at an answer:  “You are allowed 1 additional extension due to Covid in addition to the 3 two month extensions available for a total of 4. This may change so keep checking the… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  CNIB Post-Secondary Scholarships Sponsored by:  CNIB Foundation Deadline:  June 30, 2021 Potential payout:  up to $5000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be blind or partially sighted, be Canadian citizens or have held landed immigrant status for one year prior to date of application, and be entering post-secondary education. What’s required:  An online application form,… Read more »

Vintage Voice

The recent discovery of the remains of 215 children on the grounds of a former residential school near Kamloops awakens painful memories and elicits sobering reflection across Canada. Small steps in the right direction.  Former AUSU Executive Director Tamra Ross looks at a proposal for mandatory Indigenous content in university programs.  “A lack of funding… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Bannock and a Movie June Edition: Two Spirit Stories Jun 1 to Jun 30 Online Hosted by AU Nukskahtowin www.athabascau.ca/indigenous/bannock-and-a-movie/index.html Access through above link MBA for Executives Webinar Tues, Jun 8, 10:00 to 11:00 am MDT Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business news.athabascau.ca/events/mba-for-executives-webinar-20210608/ RSVP through above link The Alter Ego Effect: The Power of… Read more »