Vol. 29 Iss. 31

Volume 29, Issue 31 - 08/06/2021

Surviving a Road Trip with Young Children

Now that COVID-19 restrictions are easing throughout Canada, many of us are making plans to travel again—at least within the country.  Traveling with young children can be intimidating, especially if you’re preparing for a long car ride.  My kids and I frequently drive over six hours away to visit family, so I’ve had plenty of… Read more »

The Reading List—August 2021

As we’re coming to the end of the summer, many of us are taking last minute travel trips, camping trips, completing summer classes, and preparing for the Fall.  This year, it looks like the Fall will be much closer to normal than it has been for the past year.  With the variants, fluctuating weather, and… Read more »

The Study Dude—A Cookbook on How to Write an Essay

Over the last two weeks, I’ve written about the essay research phase and the essay writing phase.  This week, let’s focus on the essay editing phase. To earn an A+ essay, it’s essential that you ensure your paper has not a single spelling or grammatical error.  That means you need to devote at least three… Read more »

Dear Barb—A Family Business

Dear Barb: I just started a new job that I am enjoying.  My cousin knew the boss and got me in.  The problem is I do not like my direct supervisor, who happens to be the boss’s son.  I have been trying my best to get along with him, but we just seem to butt… Read more »

Editorial—Team Speak

This morning I managed to catch the last little bit of the Women’s Olympic Gold-Medal Soccer (or Football as it’s known to most of the world) match.  As you probably already know (spoiler!) we won. It was messy, and, at least in my completely untrained opinion, the Canadian team was more or less outclassed by… Read more »

Ways to Turn Hardships into Games

You can turn your hardships–even your responsibilities—into a fun game; make that game one where you turn the bad into good, or you seek to make things better through noble action, or you simply look to the bright side.  You score points in that game when your thoughts and actions lead to happiness and love,… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Citation coaching.  When a student posts about struggling with an in-text APA citation, many responses flood in with guidance and advice.  The essay in question went on to garner a mark of 91%, so that’s worth a silver medal, at least. Discord Doctor Discord.  A long thread in the #general channel recounts… Read more »

Vintage Voice

The 2020 Summer Olympics (yes, 2020!) wind up on August 8, 2021 in Tokyo.  Each Olympiad seems to gather its own drama, and our writers weigh in on their views of games past. Winning isn’t everything.  Really!  Following the summer games of London 2012, former Voice editor Christina M. Frey explains why losing is sometimes… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  George F. Jones Scholarship Sponsored by:  Canadian Rugby Foundation Deadline:  September 1, 2021, 4pm PST Potential payout:  not stated Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be involved in the sport of rugby (as a player, coach, or administrator,) and enrolled in a full-time degree, diploma, or certification program at a Canadian university or college. What’s… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Bannock and a Movie August Edition: First Nation Stories Aug 1 to Aug 31 Online Hosted by AU Nukskahtowin www.athabascau.ca/indigenous/bannock-and-a-movie/index.html Access through above link AU MBA and the CHE designation Thur, Aug 12, 12:00 to 1:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business and CCHL news.athabascau.ca/events/special-live-webinar-au-mba-and-the-che-designation/ Open to current MBA students; email fb-business@athabascau.ca… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Fajita Salad

I was scrolling my twitter feed one day and I saw one of the local butchers in Edmonton showing off some skirt steak.  It inspired me for that night’s dinner.  But when I drove to my favorite butcher and asked them for some skirt steak, they were out.  I persevered and picked up some flank… Read more »