Posts By: Karl Low

Alek Golijanin

Alek Golijanin is a fourth-year business student at Athabasca University, holding an Advanced Diploma in Business Administration (Human Resources) from Algonquin College. He has represented Athabasca University at a number of competitions both at the Provincial and International level. He hopes to leverage his passion for learning and reading research papers, by summarizing research and presenting it in ways that compels readers and continues the tradition of life-long learning. He is an avid community builder and has participated in international development projects which focused on underprivileged communities across South America and the Caribbean.

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

Domestic Abuse—How Can We Do More For Victims?

As we exit out of the chaos that was created by COVID-19 and return to normal life, there are elements of society that have come to light and that we will need to refocus on moving forward. The past few years brought significant attention to the historical struggles of women in the workplace and home… Read more »

The Art of Living Together

Humans sit atop the food chain due to our cognitive capabilities and our advanced ability to communicate with one another.  With everything we know about the cognitive and communication sciences, it might lead some to assume that non-domesticated cross-species collaboration is impossible.  It should not be possible for birds and crocodiles or spiders and frogs… Read more »

Cloud Computing—A High Paying Career without Post-Secondary?

Technology has changed the way the global workforce looks and operates.  It has been decades since we last saw high school graduates find good paying jobs immediately after their high school graduation.  However, big tech is now also threatening to change the traditional learning path for high school graduates which has the potential to have… Read more »

The Digital Evolution of Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is defined as a crime that involves recruiting and exploiting individuals by means of force, fraud, or coercion for the purposes of commercial sex, labor, or services.  After drugs and the arms trade, human trafficking is the third most profitable business for organized crime.  While the act of trafficking a person has not… Read more »

Negotiation—All About Wheeling and Dealing?

Everyone wants to get ahead in life, but the question is how.  Wheeling and dealing is often thought of as the act of making a profit or getting an advantage by deceiving people or breaking the rules.  Pop culture music and films reaffirm that the road to riches is paved on the far side of… Read more »

The Art of Living Together

Humans sit atop the food chain due to our cognitive capabilities and our advanced ability to communicate with one another.  With everything we know about the cognitive and communication sciences, it might lead some to assume that non-domesticated cross-species collaboration is impossible.  It should not be possible for birds and crocodiles or spiders and frogs… Read more »

The Aging Process—A Lifestyle Approach to Looking Young

Every year, people around the world spend over $500 billion on beauty products.  We find ourselves living during a time where appearance seems to be everything.  The advertisers and marketers want to convince you that their expensive products will make you look younger, but I say save your money.  The key to looking younger longer… Read more »

Combat Sports—The Art of Fighting

To me, combat sports are the pinnacle of all sports, yet somehow the IOC decided to remove wrestling from the Olympics. In some sports, like basketball and soccer, you will sometimes see players blaming judges when they lose.  One thing that irritates me to the core is constant complaining, whether it is in the sports… Read more »

The Comanches—Rulers of the Plains

There are around 50 tribes of indigenous peoples across Canada and over 500 federally recognized tribes across The United States of America.  While I find all indigenous peoples’ history fascinating, the tribe that sticks out the most to me are the Comanches.  The Comanches are a lesser known tribe, known for their ferocity, and during… Read more »

The Hadza—Modern Hunter-Gather People of Tanzania

In the world of anthropology, the term “Indigenous” encapsulates much more than the traditional meaning of earliest known inhabitants of an area.  It explores the earliest ways of group life, the methods of survival across areas and the interactions with those environments.  Mankind’s history is cruel; in the past 150 years we have seen many… Read more »