Vol. 32 Iss. 02

Volume 32, Issue 2 - 01/12/2024

Minds We Meet–Jennifer Betke

The Voice Magazine recently had a chance to chat with Jennifer Betke (she/her), a 4-year Bachelor of Arts in Psychology student from Saskatchewan.  In particular, this busy student lives with her “husband and 3 kids in a hamlet near the Manitoba/Saskatchewan border” and plans “to get a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology.”  Over time, Jennifer… Read more »

[blue rare] Here Comes the Future Again

When I was walking home in the early hours of the first day of 2024, a sports car drove by in the lightly falling snow.  It was a fine machine.  Sleek and built for speed, streetlights reflected in its chrome, headlights flashing, tail lights glowing, heading confidently towards its destination; a vision of the way… Read more »

Beyond Literary Landscapes—The Dictator Novel

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—New Year, New Edition

Welcome to the first all new edition of The Voice Magazine for 2024.  This week, bringing on the new year seems to be on the minds of the writers, as we have a couple of articles examining various aspects of it. For myself, I’ve started my graduate courses now and honestly, I’m already feeling a… Read more »

Bring U.S. Rico Laws to Canada

What if the reputation that Canada has received for being soft on money laundering, organized crime, and transnational crime could have been avoided decades ago? Well, it could very well have happened because almost 50 years before B.C.  created the Cullen Commission and changed Canada’s trajectory for how we dealt with serious crime, B.C.’s Criminal… Read more »

Always a Saint

I don’t believe that once we do something negative, we are always that negative thing.  That belief is a judgemental view, and it stifles people’s growth.  If we are eternal and we incarnate infinite times, then we’ve all been everything good or bad already.  But the goal is not to wallow in a deficient self-identity. … Read more »

Balancing Act

If you find yourself tired of the typical new year resolution chatter, don’t worry.  This won’t be just another article urging you to drink more water, hit the gym, or quit your vices.  Why wait for the next year to make positive changes, even if you’ve already stumbled on your initial resolve?  In my case,… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Children’s Aid Foundation Scholarship Sponsored by:  Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada Deadline:  January 24, 2024 Potential payout:  $5000 per academic year Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must have been or will be in the temporary or permanent care of the Ministry or Department responsible for child protection services up until their age of majority birthday… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Leading change in teaching and learning for a digital world:  MOOC Jan 14 to Feb 17 Online Hosted by AU and the Commonwealth of Learning www.athabascau.ca/news/events/leading-change-in-teaching-and-learning-for-a-digital-world-mooc-winter-2024 Register through above link Toward Co-operative Commonwealth:  Transition in a Perilous Century MOOC Jan 14 to Jun 15 Online Hosted by AU and the Synergia Co-operative Institute www.athabascau.ca/news/events/toward-co-operative-commonwealth-transition-in-a-perilous-century-mooc-2024 Register… Read more »

Research Assistant Opportunity!

When we think of the discursive space between mental health and emotional resilience, we get a sense of the ideological terrain that caregivers of children tread, trod, and pounce amidst when dealing with innocent youngsters.  This research assistant posting, then, is titled “Nurturing Resilience: A Holistic Approach to Emotion Regulation and Anxiety Management in Children”. … Read more »

Student Sizzle—Following What’s Hot!

Facebook: Maximum grant/loan amount from financial aid? A student who moved to Alberta requests advice on the maximum grant or loan from Financial Aid Alberta.  Another student believes the mix of loans and grants maxes at $10,200 per semester.  Another top contributor on the platform replies with the following student aid estimator: https://certification.esdc.gc.ca/lea-mcl/eafe-sfae/eafe-sfae-h.4m.2@-eng.jsp?fbclid=IwAR2ov3xMTe_BvRnnLNBR_fyj_l1m_p2G3qSPObhgLuwsn1SjHsMlmGx_vVg Reddit: A… Read more »

The Semi-detached Relationship Between Canada and the U.S.

Are there any examples of two countries that share a border and that have so much in common and yet are so different, than the relationship between Canada and the U.S.? Given the disagreements between different provinces or between provinces and the federal government, and with emerging talks of provinces breaking away and doing their… Read more »