Vol. 30 Iss. 44

Volume 30, Issue 44 - 11/18/2022

Minds We Meet—Jessica Young

The Voice Magazine recently had a chance to chat with Jessica Young (she/her), a recent Human Resources and Labour Relations graduate currently residing in Calgary.  Jessica stated, “In the spirit of reconciliation, I acknowledge that I live, work, and play on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Lobster Rolls

My wife and I celebrated our 18th anniversary and ordered lobster for surf and turf.  Don’t worry; your invitation probably got lost in the mail.  Sorry about that.  When you have a meal like lobster and steak, there aren’t usually going to be leftovers, but I was lucky enough to have children that don’t wholly… Read more »

Throwing a Wit Wrench into the Machine of Orthodoxy

Social chemistry is hard to quantify.  Sure, ethnomethodologists with names like Harold Garfinkel have given social explication the old college try using conversation analysis.  But for every hmm and ih’f and umm studiously recorded and analyzed for academic posterity there’s rhythms, rhymes, seasons, and reasons that defy the gravity of scientific inquiry.  Much of life… Read more »

Beyond Literary Landscapes—Political Science

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 underscores and outlines various… Read more »

Dear Barb—Cover Story

Dear Barb: I have been in a serious relationship for two years.  The problem is, I am beginning to wonder if this is an unhealthy relationship.  Most of the time I feel anxious because it seems my boyfriend doesn’t trust me.  My mom has noticed a difference in me since Jay and I moved in… Read more »

Editorial—Getting to Know You

AUSU is in the last week of its annual student survey.  They do this every year to see what services students like and don’t like, and try to get a better idea of what common priorities are held by as many AU students as possible.  If you haven’t filled it out and you are a… Read more »

Traits of Highly Empathetic People

I have a childhood friend who is a beautiful empath.  Everyone, especially you, has many delightful gifts, some of them yet to be discovered.  My childhood friend’s gift of empathy translated into her brilliant leadership style.  Her style involves knowing what matters to her staff so that she can provide support, love, and encouragement. If… Read more »

Six Ways to Warm Up This Winter

Winter is upon us, and many parts of Canada are now fully cloaked in snow.  As someone who has a higher metabolism but a low body temperature, I’m always cold!  Even in the fall, I would have my thickest sweaters and turn the heat to above 20 degrees.  Now that the temperature outside has been… Read more »

S.O.S.! It’s Physical, not just Personal

On November 13th, it was confirmed that if I lived on my own, without the love and support my family, I would be well below poverty and potentially having to weigh the pros and cons of living in poverty or using government assistance in dying to end suffering (Human Concern International, 2022). Unbeknownst to me… Read more »

The Commercial Downfall of Cryptocurrency.

On January 3rd, 2009, something known as Bitcoin came to be.  Back then, nobody outside of the gaming or pc community knew what this weird digital coin was, nor could they wrap their head around how it worked.  If you wanted to get your hands on some Bitcoin you could buy it through this service… Read more »

How to Truly Not Care What People Think

When I went through a trying time in the math department, my brother said, “Don’t care what other people think.” He said it because he cared about me.  But I needed to learn how to operationalize it.  I didn’t want to grow colder, which seemed to be a byproduct of not caring. But after some… Read more »

Student Sizzle—Following What’s Hot!

AthaU Facebook Group Calgary study group.  A call-out for students in or near NW Calgary to begin meeting for socializing, support, and accountability attracts some enthusiastic responses. Discord You’ve got mail!  (Maybe.)  Discussion in the #general channel mostly revolves around how to access student email after the upgrade.  Some students are forgetting about the “u”… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week!

Scholarship name:  North American Van Lines Logistics Scholarship Sponsored by:  North American Van Lines Deadline:  December 15, 2022 Potential payout:  $1000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian Citizens or permanent residents, and enrolled (or enrolling) as a full-time student at an accredited Canadian university or college in an undergrad degree program in Logistics or equivalent… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Library Chat Tues, Nov 22, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm MST Online Hosted by AU Library www.athabascau.ca/library/index.html No pre-registration needed; access through chat box on home page. Library Chat Wed, Nov 23, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm MST Online Hosted by AU Library www.athabascau.ca/library/index.html No pre-registration needed; access through chat box on home page. Faculty… Read more »

Vintage Voice!

Last weekend’s bomb blast in Istanbul prompted us to delve into the archives to see what our Voices past have written about Turkey. East goes west.  Jason Sullivan describes the massive overhaul to Turkey’s education system in the 1920s.  “Women in particular benefited from Atatürk’s education reforms. Under the Islamist caliphate, girls had received little… Read more »

AUSU Update!

AUSU values your opinions! We want to know how we can best serve our student members and help you have a positive experience while studying at AU. Please take 7‐ 8 minutes to fill out our 2022 AUSU Annual Survey. All of your answers are completely confidential and help to build and enhance the services… Read more »