Vol. 30 Iss. 14

Volume 30, Issue 14 - 04/08/2022

Minds We Meet—Desaire Pero

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 »

Beyond Literary Landscapes—Guatemala and Nicaragua

From my early beginnings as a young introvert, the public library has always been a bit of a refuge.  Years later, not much has changed, albeit with an additional affinity for endless hours spent scouring second-hand bookstores to add to my ever-growing “to-read” pile. From one bookworm to another, this column will be underscoring and… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—Vacuums and Their Potential

What matters most in life?  If you’ve been asked by friends or family “what the matter is,” or been confronted with claims that you possess too much of a scowl for your own good, or that dreaded resting bitch face, you know that matter is more than a physicist’s imaginary landscape of facts, figures, and… Read more »

Women in Fiction—Jess Bhamra

Sports films led by women characters often integrate supplementary themes such as growing up, overcoming prejudice, and/or falling in love.  It’s not every day, however, that we see one addressing the protagonist’s struggle to not only make it as an athlete, but also to reconcile the cultural differences she stands between. In the highest-grossing soccer… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Steak Spice

With Spring in full swing and the snow melting here in Edmonton, it’s getting closer and closer to grilling season.  This week I created my own steak spice, in part out of need and in part because I’ve always wanted to make my own steak spice.  This mixture is a balanced combination of sweet, savory,… Read more »

Dear Barb—Intolerable In-Law

My husband and I have been married five years and have one young daughter.  I always considered us to be a happy family until my brother-in-law moved in.  My husband allowed his younger brother to move in with us and our whole life was turned upside-down.  My brother-in-law had some financial problems, so my belief… Read more »

Editorial—Striking Out

The AUFA bargaining team is reporting that a tentative deal has been struck and is recommending it be accepted.  If the AUFA members agree, (and it would be unusual if they didn’t) then that means the negotiations are done and contracts have been negotiated, meaning that AU will have avoided a strike. Looking at the… Read more »

Seven Traits of Highly Adaptable People

Is there a big change looming in your life?  A loved one on her deathbed?  A child about to be born?  A new educational pursuit?  A change in your career?  A loss of a spouse?  A new home overseas? Whatever it is, you can manage it brilliantly if you’re adaptable.  And if you’re not adaptable,… Read more »

Chlorpyrifos—The Latest Pesticide to be Phased Out

This past week I was going through my mail, and I opened a letter from EcoJustice about a new pesticide that was ordered to be phased out in Canada over a three-year period—despite the European Union and United States having already banned it. The pesticide in question is Chlorpyrifos.  When I first read the word,… Read more »

Five Spring Skincare Tips and Hacks

So recently, I’ve been very focused on skincare.  It’s a popular topic but it’s one of the hardest routines to stick to.  I find it so easy to forget to moisturize or apply serums every night.  Now that I’m specializing in skincare in my everyday medical practice, I am more in tune with my own… Read more »

How to Lead with Love

You’re meant to be a loved leader, whether you’re a mother, boss, teacher, or older sibling.  Your leadership is meant to bring out the best in everyone, not just in performance, but in spirit.   But in the West, especially in business, leaders are often praised for being “fearless,” “in charge,” “commanding,” even “ruthless.” So, how… Read more »

AUSU Update

This update is provided to The Voice by AUSU. Contact services@ausu.org with questions. Attention AU Students! AUSU’s Spring awards application period will be open from April 1-31. Visit our website now and check out the awards and bursaries open to AU undergrads this spring cycle. AUSU is also excited to announce that our Spring Awards… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Time to stuff and fluff?  A student wonders how close to the number of required pages essays should be; responses suggest the 10% under/over guideline, but others say always check with the course tutor. Discord Bogged down by uncertainty.  Discussion in the #general channel is dominated by the possibility of labour action… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

CHAT with AU Library Tues, Apr 12, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU Library library.athabascau.ca/page/ann No pre-registration necessary; access through CHAT link on home page MBA for Executives Webinar Wed, Apr 13, 10:00 to 11:00 am MDT Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business news.athabascau.ca/events/mba-for-executives-webinar-20220413/ RSVP through above link CHAT with… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week!

Scholarship name:  G3 Grow Beyond Scholarship Sponsored by:  G3 and AITC-C Deadline:  May 2, 2022, 11:59 pm CST Potential payout:  $4000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be attending a Canadian high school, and graduating in 2022; and planning to enroll at a Canadian post-secondary institution in a first-year degree or diploma program.  (Note:  scholarship not open… Read more »

Vintage Voice

Buddha’s birthday, celebrated this year on April 8, commemorates the birth of the Prince Siddhartha Gautama, later known as the Gautama Buddha.  Buddhas (either “the” one or “a” one) featured in many vintage Voice articles. Did she just say the “f” word?  Wanda Waterman makes a case for countering the seriousness of studies with some… Read more »

AUSU Update

Hey Nursing Students! Allow us to introduce the Nursing Student Curriculum Committee, whose role is to help amplify your voices. The current committee is made up of your fellow nursing students, Alexander Si-Swires, May Bunn, Gagan Brar, and Leah Seaton, and we’re excited to be hosting a Townhall meeting where students can share their feedback,… Read more »