Vol. 32 Iss. 11

Volume 32, Issue 11 - 03/15/2024

Minds We Meet—Rachel Pettitt

The Voice Magazine recently had a chance to chat with Rachel Pettitt (she/her), a Bachelor of Arts student with a major in psychology from Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta.  Rachel acknowledged, “I live and work in ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ (Amiskwacîwâskahikan) on Treaty 6 Territory.”  Born and raised in Alberta, she has also had the opportunity to live in many… Read more »

AU Events: AI Uses and Misuses

At times, it can be difficult to find a sense of community in the AU digital sphere.  However, there are a great deal of events occurring on a consistent basis.  These range from style guide tips for assignments to research tips and tricks. This Voice Magazine writer recently had a chance to attend a new… Read more »

[blue rare]A Higher Form of Life

There is nothing more miraculous than you, nothing more astonishing than me.  The way we can hold our breath for such a long time, or peel an apple in a single long strip, or make music with our brains, our fingers, our breath.  The way we can sometimes set aside our own needs, our own… Read more »

Beyond Literary Landscapes—Science Fiction Sub-Genres

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—You Must Choose, but Choose Wisely

The polls are now open and you can make your choice among the various candidates on offer.  Of course, student councils always seem a lot harder to choose your votes than normal elections because we don’t have months of coverage, events, and policy debates beforehand.  But for most of us, do we really pay attention… Read more »

How to Live Longer (and Not Succumb to Disease)

When I don’t exercise, my life force leaves me, and I can no longer run.  I walk slowly and often clock out of work to sleep throughout the day.  This has a lot to do with a health condition, chronic fatigue.  But when I return to exercising, I gradually turn into a machine.  I do… Read more »

How A Phone App Can Sculpt Our Most Magnificent Dreams

Task management mobile phone apps, such as Taskade or Clickup, offer an extensive task list with sublevels and checkboxes, allowing AI or manual input.  As a result of using this app, I now excel doing many tasks I previously bombed at.  And I can take on more projects without feeling overwhelmed or lost.  With these… Read more »

Puppy Therapy and How to Get it Without Owning a Dog

Before owning my dog, I spent a few hours every weekend in pet stores playing with puppies.  I found it an incredibly energizing and therapeutic process that I decided to get my own dog.  In an increasingly fast-paced and stressful world, many people seek solace and relief from the demands of daily life, and sometimes… Read more »

Criminology with Carleton University professor Darryl Davies

One of Canada’s most cited criminology professors is Carleton University professor, Darryl Davies, who studied criminology at Cambridge University and has witnessed the differences between policing in Canada and the U.K.  in action, and his expertise on policing has even been requested by the likes of the RCMP.  A recent meet and chat with professor… Read more »

Student Sizzle—Following What’s Hot!

Facebook: Desktop recommendations for taking a ProctorU exam. A student has asked about the desk setup for a ProctorU exam. Other students have advised that a secondary keyboard might not be allowed, and Bluetooth is disabled for external devices. However, a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard seem to be acceptable. They also recommend that pictures and… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week!

Scholarship name:  G3 Grow Beyond Scholarship Sponsored by:  G3 Deadline:  April 10, 2024, 12:00 pm CST Potential payout:  $5000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be attending a Canadian high school, graduating in 2024, and planning to enroll full-time at a Canadian post-secondary institution in a first-year degree or diploma program in any field of study.  (Scholarship… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

AUSU Council Election: Voting Period Mar 14 to Mar 18 Online Hosted by AUSU www.ausu.org/event/voting-period/ More info available through above link Library Chat Tues, Mar 19, 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 The Writing Process Preparing to write Tues,Mar… Read more »