Vol. 31 Iss. 29

Volume 31, Issue 29 - 07/28/2023

Minds We Meet—Kim Leppington

The Voice Magazine recently had a chance to chat with Kim Leppington (she/her), a Bachelor of Health Administration student currently residing in Edmonton, Alberta.  Post degree, Kim hopes to work with “Alberta Health Services, with a long-term goal of working in the new hospital being built in the heritage valley area of Edmonton.” On a… Read more »

[blue rare]—A Suitable Education

In adolescence, I had watched the classic film The Kid, in which Steve McQueen plays a slick and cocky professional poker player.  Completely oblivious to any of the film’s deeper messages, and lured by visions of easy money and attractive working hours, I had briefly toyed with the idea of pursuing a career as a… Read more »

Music Review—At the Mall

Canadian post-punk trio, Absolute Losers, will be releasing their debut album At The Mall on August 4th 2023.  The album will be available for streaming anywhere you get your music. Absolute Losers was formed in 2019 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.  The band consists of Daniel Hartinger on drums, Josh Langille on guitar, and Sam… Read more »

Beyond Literary Landscapes—Revenge

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 »

Editorial—Summer Holidays

Recently, Alberta Premiere, Danielle Smith, provided a new mandate letter to her new Advanced Education Minister, Rajan Sawhney.  In it were 17 points that she wants the Advanced Education Minister to focus on.  Not one of those includes dictating where universities need to hire from, so perhaps after this current IMA expires, Athabasca University will… Read more »

Positive Attitude Traits that Are Important in the Workplace

Are attitudes learned?  I want to share that attitudes can be learned.  With the proper knowledge and systems, such as a set of rules, we can transform from having poor rapport to engaging with almost anyone.  Here are some valuable tips to help us present a great attitude in the workplace. Smile.  There is nothing… Read more »

First at Last

She was first at being born, but that was the last time her sister let her be first at anything.  Felicity was born at 04:38:12 after a long labour, and her twin Fiona gushed out only seconds later.  While Felicity was still gasping for her first breath, Fiona began to wail. The competition was on…. Read more »

Combining Sound and Film to Study History

Imagine being able to travel back in time and being able to interview people across different eras like the Wild West era, the era of slavery, and other points in time.  Well, that is the power of Youtube, because these types of recordings already exist and they feature discussions with people that lived during these… Read more »

Summer Family Tradition: Berries U Pick

One of my favorite family traditions as a child was picking berries in the summer.  We’d come home with buckets filled with strawberries, saskatoon berries, and raspberries.  Across the border I’ve also picked blackberries and blueberries.  The best part of the whole experience was getting to eat what we picked in the fields and laughing… Read more »

Making Close Friends Later in Life

All close friends were once strangers.  Making deep, close friendships is a science.  It’s the “steroid” version of learning how to befriend strangers.  Some rules and tricks make developing friendships easy at any age.  But, being frank, I have one very close relationship I spend all my time with and another deeply loving childhood friend… Read more »

Student Sizzle—Following What’s Hot!

AU Facebook Page Midterm tips. A poster asks for advice on the midterm for NUTRI 331: Nutrition for Health. A commenter suggests contacting the course tutor and ask for practice questions. The commenter says that doing this has helped her prepare for midterms and finals in the past. reddit Tutor switch. A poster feels as… Read more »

Vintage Voice

Recent discussions regarding climate and environmental health got us wondering what our writers past had to say on the topic. Treating the cause, not the symptom.  Zil-E-Huma Lodhi outlines sources of pollution and methods of prevention.  “It took years to contaminate our world, now it will take time and effort to clean up the mess…. Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Library Chat Tues, Aug 1, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm MDT 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, Aug 2, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU Library www.athabascau.ca/library/index.html No pre-registration needed; access through chat box on home page Library… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Arctic Physical Therapy Scholarship Sponsored by:  Arctic Physical Therapy Fairbanks Deadline:  August 31, 2023, 11:59 pm EST Potential payout:  $500 Eligibility restriction:  Be Canadian or U.S. residents, be attending university or college in Canada or the U.S. full-time no later than January 2024 (any field of study,) and have a GPA of 3.0… Read more »