Posts By: Karl Low

Alek Golijanin

Alek Golijanin is an Athabasca University alum. He has represented Athabasca University at a number of competitions both at the Provincial and International level. Alek’s articles revolve around his passion for learning and innovation, as he summarizes research and presents it in ways that compels readers and continues the tradition of life-long learning.

Alek considers himself a gentleman first, a scholar second, and a combat sports fanatic third. In that order.

The Nobel Laureate Life

Educating.  Inspiring.  Connecting.  That is what Nobel Life is about, a book that shares the stories of 24 Nobel Laureates through sit-down conversations.  The book was written by Stefano Sandrone, a neuroscientist recognized at the 64th Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting in physiology and medicine.  Although most people have heard of the Nobel Prize, they tend… Read more »

The Dillemma of Banning Books

There was a recent clip from The View that went viral on Twitter after one of the guests took a stand against banning books in schools. That guest was LeVar Burton, a popular actor who starred as Kunta Kinte in the ABC miniseries Roots and who is an author himself. Burton’s message to everyone was… Read more »

At the Crossroads Between Mental Health and Religion

There has never been a better time to be alive than now.  Thanks to technology and innovation, we are on pace to cure many of the diseases that have long plagued mankind, many barriers to the global economy have been practically eliminated and the standard of living is higher than it has ever been.  And… Read more »

An Inclusive Future. An Interdependent World.

A “eureka moment” is defined as a moment of sudden, triumphant discovery, inspiration, or insight.  Not that long ago while I was in a drowsy stupor and preparing to go to sleep, I experienced a eureka moment courtesy of the sidebar on YouTube.  The recommend video I clicked on was a talk by former US… Read more »

Political Will—The Driving Force Behind Legislative Change

Why do some laws get brought into effect over others? What type of thinking is involved when decision-makers are deciding whether or not to support substantive policy changes? Are there any limitations to bringing about legislative changes? These are just some of the questions that people might ask themselves when trying to understand how the… Read more »

Treating Substance Use Disorder

On January 31, 2023, adults 18 years and older who live in British Colombia will no longer be arrested or charged for possessing small amounts of drugs—as long as it is less than 2.5 grams.  The provincial government of British Colombia decided to take a big step forward in changing the context around how we… Read more »

Welcome to Canada, The Land of Opportunity

The “land of opportunity” label is commonly associated with USA, but I have used it when describing Canada and my experience as a first-generation Canadian.  There have been countless waves of immigrants that can attest to how Canada has given hope to the hopeless, and how it has been the best thing to happen to… Read more »

Having Fun with Your Schoolwork and Getting Good Grades

Nobody likes homework.  Sometimes students will avoid doing their homework even though that means that they will have to spend time in detention.  But what if there was a way to make schooling enjoyable and to have fun with your schoolwork? What if the child-like quality of being silly could evolve into humour as learners… Read more »