Vol. 31 Iss. 07

Volume 31, Issue 07 - 02/17/2023

Minds We Meet—Kaleigh

The Voice Magazine recently had a chance to chat with Kaleigh (she/her), from Calgary, Alberta, a Bachelor of Arts student, majoring in Sociology and a minoring in Anthropology  Kaleigh hopes “to become a social worker and [is] thinking about transferring into the social work program at UofC after two years.”  She continued, “I want to… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—Is Education a Training for Herd Compliance?

Like Arctic Cariboo shifting en masse from the Northwest Territories to their Alaskan calving grounds, universities, from a bird’s eye view, can seem to be merely training paddocks for herds of sheeple.  Critics’ stereotypical assumptions are that pupils, shorn of individual thoughts, emerge trained in a series of right answers and proper methods.  Willing and… Read more »

Beyond Literary Landscapes—Latin American Modernismo

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 »

Music Review—Drive

Artist: Captain Kaiser Album: Rhyme & Reason Single: “Drive” Belgian alternative/punk band, Captain Kaiser, has released the new single, “Drive”, from their forthcoming album.  The album, titled Rhyme & Reason, is set to be released later this year.  In the meantime, “Drive” is available for streaming anywhere you get your music, and has an accompanying… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Creamy Broccoli Chicken

I have not put much stock in the “fad diets” circulating for decades.  Atkins, keto, The Zone, diabetic, low carb, high protein, the juice cleanse, etc., etc.  I typically see these diets as someone’s attempt to make a lot of money with little or questionable science to back it up.  So, when I recently listened… Read more »

Dear Barb—Losing Mother

Dear Barb: I have been trying to work through this on my own, but I think I need some advice.  I am in my early forties and have a great husband and two teenage kids.  I have been fortunate in my life, as my husband and I have been able to work through difficult times… Read more »

Getting Familiar with Briefing Notes

In a world where everything is moving at high speeds, the ability to summarize important information in a one- or two-page document, also known as briefing notes (briefs), can transform an individual into a highly desired commodity. Whether it be in the private sector or public sector, the ability to write effective briefs is a… Read more »

Editorial—Here’s Looking at You

In case you weren’t already aware, AUSU’s by-election is currently in motion.  Right now, candidates are coming forward to be placed on the ballot and run for AUSU.  What does being an AUSU councillor mean? What does it get you?  There’s an article currently in the works to help answer those questions, but among the… Read more »

Mexican Street Food Favorites

I recently made a trip to Mexico to visit Tulum, Playa del Carmen and surrounding areas.  It was my first time in Mexico so all was fresh and memorable.  This trip was my first true trip after the COVID-19 pandemic.  Finally, I was able to enjoy local street foods the way I did pre-COVID.  Luckily,… Read more »

Lessons in Freedom

One year later, I ponder the bizarreness surrounding the Freedom Convoy.  By “bizarre” I am not referring to the Freedom Convoy protest itself—by comparison that was the most normal element.  Bizarreness describes the conditions that prompted the protest, and the way seemingly normal people were led to believe things and exhibit behaviour that—outside the duress… Read more »

Lessons I Learned About Love

True love is not what you see on TV.  It’s not critical.  It’s not unkind.  It doesn’t have expectations.  It’s never jealous.  Real love is purely selfless and unconditional.  I’ve experienced what the Western perspective of self-oriented love creates in a relationship.  And I’ve experienced, on the other hand, what selfless, unconditional love produces.  I… Read more »

Entrepreneurial or Hardworking Women Inspire Me

I love talking to entrepreneurial or hardworking women.  They inspire me to dream bigger.  They draw out of me that part of the spirit that is unstoppable.  And you are that spirit, whether you know it or not.  I’ve had the tremendous fortune of encountering the triumphs of three incredible women.  And they instilled in… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Library Chat Tues, Feb 21, 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, Feb 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 Faculty… Read more »

Student Sizzle! Following What’s Hot!

AthaU Facebook Group DegreeWorks drops.  A student expresses concern about disappearing course credits on the DegreeWorks table; responses suggest the program has been glitchy lately but it’s possible to have corrections made (if the credits don’t reappear on their own.) Discord Missing the memo.  A question about the new Brightspace platform prompts a thread that… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week!

Scholarship name:  John Evans Engineering Entrance Award Sponsored by:  Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation (CEMF) Deadline:  March 17, 2023, 11:59 pm ET Potential payout:  $5000 Eligibility restriction:  Each applicant must self-identify as a woman, possess Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residency Status, and be a high-school graduate, entering into an accredited Canadian Engineering program. What’s required:  A… Read more »