Vol. 29 Iss. 28

Volume 29, Issue 28 - 07/16/2021

Call for Abstracts—The Graduate Student Research Conference

Call for abstracts open until July 27! The Athabasca University Graduate Students’ Association (AUGSA) and the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) are excited to announce the call for abstracts is now open for the 2021 Graduate Student Research Conference (GSRC), taking place virtually on October 1-2, 2021. The theme of this year’s conference, “Then, Now,… Read more »

Council Connection—June 17, 2021 Meeting

The meeting was called to order at 6:35 pm with the announcement of Executive Director Jodi Campbell taking on the role of accessibility officer.  This change in the usual proceedings was implemented to allow anyone in need of accommodations to request them discreetly at the beginning of the meeting. The council members then acknowledged their… Read more »

The Struggling Student Rants—When the Going Gets Tough

I started working on a different piece for this issue of the Struggling Student Rants.  However, someone said something to me a few days ago which got under my skin. I recently found myself exploring career options at 40 and, while discussing my options with someone, they told me to go deliver pizzas.  This got… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Beer Can Chicken

This week I chose a popular recipe that most YouTube or tv cooks will make.  It is easy and typically turns out moist and delicious.  Beer can chicken is incredibly simple, and you don’t even need to use regular beer.  I chose Coors Original, but non-alcoholic beer also works.  The idea behind this dish is… Read more »

The Study Dude—Five Signs of a Great Essay

Good writing can jump a grade from a D to an A—and fast. The guy who just can’t get a C could easily get an A by taking action on tips for writing great essays. With that said, here are five signs of a great essay that can bolster GPAs: Great essays have a variety… Read more »

Editorial—Take Advantage of My Work

After a small hiccough, we’ve got the Council report for the June meeting, the last meeting before the by-election took place.   It included the approval of AUSU’s new indigenous circle’s terms of reference and the equity, diversity, and inclusion policy, as AUSU continues to concentrate on becoming a more inclusive organization recognizing the breadth of… Read more »

How to Be Super Positive to Your Loved Ones

We all want to be happy, loving, and loved, especially with our families and friends, despite the world’s challenges.  Here are a multitude of ways to stay super positive so that not only us, but our loved ones, feel the joy. First, learn how to smile and laugh all throughout the day.  Everyone loves to… Read more »

Dear Barb—Dating on the Line

Dear Barb: I was in a long-term relationship and, unfortunately, it ended last year.  Since then I have been trying to meet people online and it doesn’t seem to be working for me.  I have been on a lot of dating sites and been chatting with a few guys.  The messaging seems good for a… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Bannock and a Movie July Edition: Inuit and Inuk Stories Jul 1 to Jul 31 Online Hosted by AU Nukskahtowin www.athabascau.ca/indigenous/bannock-and-a-movie/index.html Access through above link Learning to Learn Online Express MOOC Jul 19 to Aug 15 Online Hosted by AU news.athabascau.ca/events/learning-to-learn-online-express-mooc-summer-2021/ Register through above link Faculty of Business Undergrad Program Orientation for New Students Thur,… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Altered Expectations.  One student wonders if other students actually read all three novels covered in ENGL 211.  Some read once, some read twice, some did audio books or watched the movie version, and some skimmed or skipped (mostly likely to be given short shrift:  Great Expectations by Dickens.) Discord Library meet-up.  A… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Jeremy Dias Scholarship Sponsored by:  Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity Deadline:  August 30, 2021 Potential payout:  not specified Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian citizens or residents, and must be high-school or CEGEP students entering an accredited post-secondary institutions or students currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution. What’s required:  An email… Read more »

AUSU Update!

This update is provided to The Voice by AUSU. Contact services@ausu.org with questions. Undergraduate Abstract Submissions Welcome at GSRC The Athabasca University Graduate Students’ Association and the Faculty of Graduate Studies are excited to announce the call for abstracts for the 2021 Graduate Student Research Conference (GSRC), which will take place virtually on October 1st and 2nd. Current AU graduate students and… Read more »