Vol. 29 Iss. 29

Volume 29, Issue 29 - 07/23/2021

The Reading List—October, 2021

September was the beginning of a new school year and the start of fall; many students across Canada returned to in-person classes including University students.  However, I know many university students are still doing online classes—my brother is one of them.  Most of us are either busy studying ourselves, preparing children for in-person or online… Read more »

Music Review—Marc Ribler

Artist: Marc Ribler Album: The Whole World Awaits You Marc Ribler, self-proclaimed singer-songwriter-musician-producer-director, has just dropped his new solo LP, The Whole World Awaits You, via Wicked Cool Records.  Ribler is a seasoned musician, performing in dive bars since he was fourteen.  Prior to his role as musical director and guitarist for Little Steven & The… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—Typical Male?

While writing this I, as a male, note that the gleeful songstress commanding a mop in our kitchen is achieving fantastic things in part because I am not getting in the way of progress.  She implores me to appreciate the consequences of her labours, and, while knowing that she values the earnestness of my efforts… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—Bullet Train Sushi

While some of the most exciting dining experiences I’ve had have been outside of North America, there are a few experiences I’ve had in Canada that are worth mentioning.  One of these is a bullet train sushi experience.  Even though these are fairly common in Japan and parts of Asia, it was a rare find… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Baked Beans

“Beans, beans the magical fruit…” If you finished that sentence in your head, then you’re my kind of person!  I think I learned that song in scouting when I was a youth.  Baked beans make a great addition to a meal on a cold wintery day, when you’re BBQing,  or when you are camping!  Baked… Read more »

Course Exam—ANTH 278

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—The Less Things Change

Dear Barb: Hi, I have been working at the same place for over twenty years and I am so burnt out.  I need a change, but I am so fearful of making such a big move.  What if I don’t like the new job, or I don’t get along with my coworkers.  My husband is… Read more »

Editorial—The Closing Ceremonies

The 2020 Olympics have finally started in Japan.  These Olympics enjoy widespread condemnation from the citizens of Japan, with some 83% not wanting them to be held, and 10,000 volunteers of the 80,000 total having quit before the games even started. Tokyo has declared that there will be no live audiences for the events as… Read more »

Digital Minimalism—The Choice to Step Back from Technology

We all know that technology is addicting and can wreak havoc on our mental health—which is why I try to practice digital minimalism.  Digital minimalism doesn’t mean going completely off the grid (something that seems impossible in today’s world—especially if you’re an AU student).  For me, digital minimalism meant taking a hard look at how… Read more »

The Art of De-escalation

Imagine a world where people were as capable and eager of de-escalating situations as they are taking out their phones to film conflict—hoping their video will go viral.  Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, social media has been flooded with these viral videos where people are acting out upon each other, much to the amusement of the… Read more »

How I Managed my COVID shot

I had a choice: get the COVID shot or not partake in company events or group work.  In other words, I stood to lose my job.  So, I got the COVID shot. And I was terrified.  I have chronic fatigue syndrome, so I worried about the fatigue becoming unrelenting.  I worried about possible health implications… Read more »

A Cookbook on How to Write an Essay—The Research Phase

We all love recipes for success, so how about one for essay writing mastery—for the research phase? The only ingredients needed for this recipe are a highlighter, pen, paper, printer, a university library, and a library article database. With those elements at hand, here is page one of a cookbook on study skills expertise.  Page… 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 »

Vintage Voice

The 2021 Calgary Stampede wrapped up last weekend. Whether it’s viewed as a cultural event or a diversionary circus, our Voices past had something to say about it. Look at all the pretty horses.  Voice writer b.e. hydomako takes a hard look at the parallels between the Stampede and the Roman Empire’s practice of “bread… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Research and writing.  One undergrad student seeks research opportunities, while another is exploring publication in an undergrad journal.  Both seek advice and tips from the AU community. reddit To each their own preference.  A student seeks recommendations for courses that have exams and/or quizzes, but no assignments.  Oh, also, those courses should… 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 ATTACH webinar series: Principles of Ownership, Control, Access and Possession (OCAP), for Work with Indigenous Peoples Fri Jul 30, 12:00 to 1:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU and CIHR… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week!

Scholarship name:  Canada Post Awards for Indigenous Students Sponsored by:  Canada Post Deadline:  August 31, 2021 Potential payout:  $2000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be a member of a First Nation, Métis, or Inuit community, and have been out of school for one year or more and are returning, or have already returned to school and… Read more »