Vol. 30 Iss. 15

Volume 30, Issue 15 - 04/15/2022

Minds We Meet—Bronwyn Appleby

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 »

Fly on the Wall—Easter Eggs Dropped From a Helicopter

The buzz and hubbub of inchoate spring, a season born in fits and starts, between hail and frost, parallels our academic potential.  Besides rushing to and fro, tidying and maintaining yard and garden, the season of rebirth is a great time to lean on a metaphysical rake and take stock of that flourishing enterprise we… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Spatchcock Chicken

This week I made spatchcock chicken.  Perhaps you’ve heard of it and wondered why someone would do that, or maybe you have no clue what it means.  Either way, I will dispense with explanations with haste.  First, consider the modern chicken.  Thanks to some genetic modification and selective breeding, today’s chickens are larger than they… Read more »

Beyond Literary Landscapes—Canada Reads 2022, Part I

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 »

Dear Barb—The Dating Debate

Hi Barb: I’m in my late 20s and grew up in a rather traditional family.  Most of my life I followed my parent’s wishes, focused on school, volunteer, and now work.  I’ve never come across someone I really liked until about a year ago.  We initially started dating to understand if we were a good… Read more »

Tips for Effective Spring Cleaning

Although it may not feel like it in certain parts of Canada, spring is upon us and there’s plenty of warmer weather days ahead.  Spring cleaning has always been an important part of many Canadian households; it’s a time when families put away the winter jackets, dust the fans and get ready for the warmer… Read more »

Get Them to Read Your Favourites

We’ve all read a book that changed our lives.  Such a book is engaging; perhaps it only took a few chapters for us to become invested in the story.  Such a book is inspiring; it makes us feel the need to strive for greater things ahead.  And such a book is meaningful; we feel that… Read more »

Health In All Policies (HiAP)

The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted societies inequities and inequalities, particularly with income and health.  These are challenges that will require new legislation if everyone is going to have a chance at experiencing success in a post-COVID world.  One way to do that might be with an overarching health approach to public policy known as Health… Read more »

How to Balance School and Work

If you work and study, you might have an edge.  It’s said that busy people can be relied on to get an extra task done.  But you’ll need to find a balance between work and school, one ideally where school should be prioritized.  An education, after all, can mean the difference of tens of thousands… Read more »

Learn or Create—What’s the Sweet Spot?

Lifelong learning is a gift, isn’t it? But what if we spend so much time learning that we don’t create anything? I read a shocking statistic.  It said we should spend two-thirds our time creating and one-third our time learning how to create.  Stated differently, we should spend two-thirds our time doing and one-third our… 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 »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  CST Foundation Bursaries Sponsored by:  Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation Deadline:  May 6, 2022, 11:59:59 PM ET Potential payout:  $6000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or Protected Persons in Canada; have, or will have, completed high school level by Fall 2022; be accepted into a post-secondary program at an eligible… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

CHAT with AU Library Tues, Apr 19, 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 Faculty of Business Undergrad Program Orientation for New Students Tues, Apr 19, 12:00 to 1:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business news.athabascau.ca/events/faculty-of-business-undergraduate-program-orientation-for-new-students-20220419/ RSVP… Read more »

Vintage Voice

Whether you celebrate Easter or just enjoy the longer weekend, we hope you enjoy these vintage nods to the day from a pair of former contributors. Not to be read when hungry.  Columnist Hazel Anaka describes some of the Orthodox Ukrainian customs she participated in.  “The priest advised that anyone lucky enough to have a… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group The Write Site at the Right Time.  A student is frustrated in their attempts to get a paper reviewed by the busy Write Site; a responder suggests submitting during the workday for best chance at availability. Discord Book and switch.  In the #general channel, students discuss potential strategies for getting around the… Read more »