Vol. 31 Iss. 30

Volume 31, Issue 30 - 08/11/2023

Minds We Meet—Interviewing Ernest Banda

The Voice Magazine recently had a chance to chat with Ernest Banda, a Bachelor of Arts Psychology major currently residing in Calgary, Alberta, although he is “an African native born and raised in the beautiful nation of Zimbabwe.”  Ernest considers himself “a passionate and enthusiastic individual who intends to further pursue a master’s degree in… Read more »

Beyond Literary Landscapes—The Hero’s Journey

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 »

[blue rare]—Just Tripping

I suppose, if I’m being honest, I have had more bad travel experiences than good.  COVID or no COVID, travel of any form can be a fraught endeavour.  On the first night I ever spent in Paris, a man was beaten to a pulp across the street from my cheap hotel room. Another time, I… Read more »

The Condemned Girls of India

Human trafficking is considered to be the third most profitable crime, after drug trafficking and weapons trafficking.  While human trafficking is a global problem, its worst form might be witnessed in India.  It is estimated up to 18 million people in India are living in slavery. This is over a third of the total global… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—The Conspiracy of Discourse

As students we have the privilege of holding ourselves accountable.  We define our success not only by the grades and degrees we receive, but at a deeper level in our being.  How we assess our progress is a discourse of our own making, with conclusions that only we can truly affirm.  By granting ourselves kudos… Read more »

Network of Angels

Her hands were sweating against the Jeep’s steering wheel, the desert stretching for miles around her.  She wiped one palm on her jeans, then the other. She checked the parched landscape for signs of movement, pivoting her head and using her mirrors to get a full 360° scan.  Nothing, from horizon to horizon to horizon. … Read more »

A Holocaust Survivor’s Perspective on Life

Imagine if a game of finger pointing could determine whether you were going to live or die.  Imagine how your view of a chimney might change if you found out that a cloud of grey smoke was the last remnants of your family and friends and other people who were members of your faith group. … Read more »

Ceremonial Tea

Tea culture forever remains a big part of my life.  My parents gave me a cup of tea as early as age three.  Despite not being able to appreciate the taste at the time, I certainly have become accustomed to the drink over the last ten years.  While most people grab a cup of dark… Read more »

Can Making Money be a Passion?

Making money can be more than a passion; it can become second nature.  Whether in wheelchairs, stricken with chronic disease, experiencing extreme anxiety, mentally ill, autistic, or undergoing other so-called limitations, we can all earn over six figures.  The abundance philosophy has merit, I’ve come to learn, and as I write, I’m listening to a… Read more »

Editorial—Good Stuff

Welcome back!  So, after a short staycation we return with the latest issue of The Voice Magazine.  This week, we start it all off with a feature interview with a student raised in Zimbabwe and now pursuing his psychology degree at AU with an aim to take it to post-graduate studies. Also this week, we… Read more »

What Are Your Missions in Life?

We all have life missions.  I believe they’re preordained.  And the people, circumstances, locations, opportunities, and hardships are all parts that our free will must successfully play out to fulfill those missions.  It’s the true game of life: did we win by realizing as many life missions as we set out to accomplish when we… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week!

Scholarship name:  James Lee Foundation Scholarship Sponsored by:  James Lee Foundation Deadline:  September 15, 2023 Potential payout:  at least $5000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be non-professional Canadian residents over the age of 16 who are either in the process of graduating or continuing their education. All fields of creativity related to the advertising community will… Read more »

Research Assistant Opportunity!

Like neighbourhoods within a town, each with socio-economic indicators, our specific geography and historical culture frame how we describe and define events in our lives.  This posting explores how Indigenous people represent reality in their regions, and specifically how they view circumstances such as natural disasters – the Alberta floods a decade ago are given… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Library Chat Tues, Aug 15, 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 16, 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 Career… Read more »

Vintage Voice

The recent announcement confirming the separation of Justin Trudeau and Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau got us wondering about the Wives of Trudeau. The younger Trudeau’s missus.  Columnist Barb Godin focuses on Sophie in the Women of Interest feature.  “Following her completion of radio and television school Sophie briefly obtained a position as an entertainment reporter at station… Read more »