Vol. 30 Iss. 34

Volume 30, Issue 34 - 09/02/2022

Minds We Meet—Amy Wall

The Voice Magazine recently had a chance to chat with Amy Wall (she/her), a 26-year-old student currently living in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with upcoming relocations plans to St. Thomas, Ontario.  Amy stated, “I would like to begin by acknowledging that we are in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People.  This territory is… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—Creative Thought

I’m writing this with my feet dunked into a cooler of ice-cold hose water.  So that’s what you hoser can mean!  Musing at my breathtaking lack of creativity in dealing with heat in past summers, I start to wonder how helpful schooling really is to daily life.  Isn’t higher education supposed to aid us in… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Bread Bowls

If you are of a certain age, you might remember the Tim’s commercials when they released their chilli.  The actor was so excited about the dish and the fact that the bowl and chilli were both edible.  This was my inspiration for this recipe.  When I made chilli, it dawned on me that my kids… Read more »

Music Review—rain rain go away

Artist: Havanna Winter Single: rain rain go away Sixteen-year-old TikTok artist Havanna Winter has released her debut single titled, “rain rain go away,” along with a music video available on YouTube. The single is available for streaming anywhere you get your music. Havanna Winter was born in Oslo, Norway, but moved to Los Angeles, California… Read more »

Dear Barb—Parent Split

Dear Barb: My husband and I separated after 10 years of marriage.  Our son was seven years old at the time and I had been given sole custody.  My ex had visitation with our daughter and that seemed to be going well for a while.  But things changed when I began seeing someone.  My ex… Read more »

Editorial—Giving Him What He Wants

I try to avoid news about the goings on in the United States, especially when they don’t concern post-secondary education, but the ongoing fiasco has just reached new heights.  For those unaware (all two of you, who’ve likely been deliberately trying to avoid any of this, apologies in advance) the FBI recently executed a search… Read more »

When Fashion Becomes an Addiction

I was one of those teens who dressed way out of line for what was required in high school.  I wore ballroom gowns to school.  Nearly daily.  My dress code didn’t improve much throughout my life, although it toned down.  But when I became a graduate student, I found a stylist at a consignment store… Read more »

Traditional versus Self-Publishing

Many years ago, I sent my book out to several publishers and all I got was rejection letters.  So I put my book away in the drawer and gave up on a dream.  Years later I was happy to be writing again when I was chosen to write an advice column. It evolved into my… Read more »

The Power of Maybe

This week I would like to first give my appreciation to The Voice Magazine.  Not only for giving me a platform for speaking about disability advocacy, but also for allowing me to be creative in topic selection. You don’t know how many times I’ve felt that I have no choice in this regard.  Plainly, I… Read more »

How to Control the Mind

We are meant for lives infused with joy, no matter what happens in our external worlds.  And our thoughts are guiding lights toward that bliss.  You are not your thoughts; your thoughts are drivers of your actions, so they must be controlled.  The question is, how?  I’ve found some answers that work for me, maybe… Read more »

AUSU Update

Let us know how tuition & fee increases have impacted your university experience at AU. How:           AUSU Town Hall meetings What:                   Tuition & Fees discussion Why:                   preventing future increases When:         September 12, 2022 @ 5 pm MT November 7, 2022 @ 5 pm MT Where:       virtually on Zoom Did you know that AU students have… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  SGI Corporate Scholarship Sponsored by:  SGI Deadline:  September 30, 2022 Potential payout:  $2500 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be residents of BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, or Ontario; and be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program, relating to the business needs of SGI, in a post-secondary institution in one of those same provinces.  See full… Read more »

Vintage Voice

The approach of Labour Day weekend marks a milestone in the year:  the end of summer and the beginning of the traditional school year.  Our writers past share opposing perspectives. Bring it on!  Janice Behrens anticipates the energy boost from crisp autumn air.  “Autumn is a time when it actually feels good to bite off… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Rural Resiliency:  Housing Development in Rural Communities Wed, Sep 7, 10:00 to 11:30 am MDT Online Hosted by AU and the Rural Development Network www.eventbrite.com/cc/rural-resiliency-speakers-series-888149 Register through above link MBA for Executives Webinar Thur, Sept 8, 10:00 to 11:00 am MDT Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business news.athabascau.ca/events/mba-for-executives-webinar-20220908/ RSVP through above link All events… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Identifying as a student.  A query about student ID is answered with instructions and links to request AU student ID. reddit They are AU exams, after all.  A student realizes at the last minute that booking a time with an online proctor (ProctorU in this case) is only one element of the… Read more »

Beyond Literary Landscapes—Satire

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 »