Posts By: Karl Low

Brittany Daigle

My name is Brittany Daigle, I am 23 years old and I currently live in Toronto, Ontario with my boyfriend William, my beagle Ziggs, and my Maine Coon cat Gandalf the White. I am a full-time student, in my second year of the Bachelor of Science Major in Computing and Information Systems program at Athabasca University. In 2013 I graduated from Riverview High School which is located in New Brunswick (where I am from) and I chose Dalhousie University for Neuroscience. While attending Dalhousie University I met my boyfriend who was enrolled in the Bachelor of Computer Science program at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia and his courses really interested me. This pushed me to make the change in programs and to apply to Athabasca University.

In my limited spare time I enjoy travelling, bullet journalling, researching psychology related topics, exploring Toronto, and spending time with my family. School is definitely extremely time consuming which is why I make a conscious effort to balance school and life, maintaining a happy, healthy, positive outlook. I look forward to sharing in-depth course reviews with you, which will include course specific information, my personal experiences, and other students’ personal experiences with various different courses and subjects.

Minds We Meet—Kris Hine

Kris Hine is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Psychology program with a minor in sociology after being out of school for ten years.  He is living in Alberta and in his spare time he enjoys playing with his dogs and cat, mediating, yoga, and cooking.  This is his story. Can you give us a… Read more »

Course Exam—WGST/SOCI 345

WGST 345/SOCI 345 (Women and Work in Canada) is a three-credit social science course that discusses how, throughout history, women have been unacknowledged and undervalued in working environments.  This course aims to highlight the importance of women’s work and analyzes the reasons why women have been exploited, unpaid, or underpaid throughout Canadian history. WGST 345… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Interviewing Students Like You!

Justine Blanchet is a seventeen-year-old country singer and songwriter from Quebec.  She is in the Faculty of Business focusing on marketing classes to better market her music business.  You can learn more about her on her website and listen to her music on her YouTube channel.  This is her story. Can you give us a… Read more »

Course Exam—FREN 201

FREN 201 (First Year University French II) is a three-credit introductory French course that further develops the ability to read, understand, speak, and write French.  This course enables and encourages students to use French in social situations, discuss a variety of issues, and express opinions.  In addition, the course leads students through a major review… Read more »

The Reputation of Online—Athabasca University

On a regular basis, I receive messages from people asking me for my opinions of Athabasca University and questioning its overall credibility.  I try to always reply in a reassuring manner and try to make the university sound great, though that is not always easy.  People tend to just believe what they want to believe… Read more »

Course Exam—EDUC 210

EDUC 210 (The Canadian Training System) is a three-credit, junior-level introduction to the Canadian labour-market training system.  Labour-market training comprises policies, programs, and activities intended to result in an adequate number of appropriately trained workers.  In Canada, the labour-market training system has four main components: postsecondary education, government labour-market policy, employer workplace training, and community… Read more »

Course Exam—HIST 336

HIST 336 (History of Canadian Labour) is a six-credit course that is designed to provide you with an extensive and detailed investigation of Canadian labour and working-class history.  It consists of eight units, which cover the periods from 1763 to 2000.  This course has no prerequisites, though LBST 200 (Introduction to Labour Studies) or LBST… Read more »

Toronto’s Amber Alert

At 11:30pm on Thursday evening, while I was lying in bed and getting ready to fall asleep, residents within the Greater Toronto Area received two identical amber alerts back-to-back from the Peel Regional Police, stating “Emergency Alert: Victim is Riya Rajkumar age 11.  Suspect is Roopesh Rajkumar age 41.  Vehicle is a silver Honda civic… Read more »

Course Exam—ENGL 353

ENGL 353 (Intermediate Composition) is a three-credit intermediate English course that takes a practical approach to the art of essay writing by having students apply the major principles of composition in five essay assignments.  Students learn these principles in the abstract by studying online handbooks on composition and, in practice, by studying samples of good… Read more »

Course Exam—Engl 303

ENGL 303 (A History of Drama Part 1: Early Stages) is a three-credit course that traces the history of Western theatre from its Greek origins to the beginning of the eighteenth century in England and France, with specific references to the plays in a core anthology, The Wadsworth Anthology of Drama.  This course has two… Read more »