Posts By: Karl Low

Adrienne Braithwaite

Adrienne Braithwaite has a Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology major, English minor). She enjoys learning and has recently returned to university to complete an After-Degree program in Secondary Education. As a mother of two, she enjoys spending time outside with her kids and exploring the world. AU learning has provided the perfect way to spend more time at home with her family and continue her studies.
Traveling is also passion of Adrienne’s and she thrives on understanding and exploring other cultures around the world. The field of ethics and cultural identity is important to her as is ensuring equal access to education for all students. She hopes that as a teacher she will help build up resilient students who will not only have a passion for their communities but will also work towards creating a more peaceful and inclusive Canada.

Will Online Learning Save you Money This Fall?

Most universities in Canada are switching to online or a hybrid of online/in-person learning for this upcoming fall semester.  Those familiar with AU’s popular education format can attest to how learning from home can save you money on upfront costs without sacrificing quality instruction.  Tuition costs have been on the rise across Canada, but with… Read more »

Does Online Learning make Cheating Easier?

As Canadian universities are preparing for virtual learning for the Fall 2020 semester, post-secondary courses are being adapted to fit an online learning environment.  Virtual courses present a plethora of challenges for professors, including how to prevent a spike in cheating.  Multiple choice tests, online exams and the number of students enrolled in a course… Read more »

A Re-imagined Convocation

Graduation as a Time-honored Tradition As AU students and staff prepare for a modified “Reimagined Convocation” on October 2, 2020, we have time to consider what impact the COVID-19 crisis has had on recent graduates.  As a time-honored tradition dating back to the 1800s, university convocation represents a university’s history and successes.  Gowns and caps… Read more »

National Indigenous Peoples Day—June 21, 2020

In a recent press interview, Prime Minster Justin Trudeau spoke about an “unconscious bias” impacting all Canadians.  Now, more than ever, our cultural perspectives and unique identities are being called into question, especially in political and corporate sectors. Our increasingly globalized economy demands sameness, which is in direct opposition to natural human culture.  In our… Read more »

How Music Unites Us

Music has unique ability to elicit an emotional and heartfelt response, especially during times of crisis.  COVID-19 has shown us that music transcends hardship and can provide us moments of respite, celebration, and joy amidst uncertainty. A spike in online music streaming Social media and online streaming platforms like TikTok and Spotify, have seen a… Read more »