Posts By: Karl Low

Brittany Daigle

My name is Brittany Daigle, I am 24 years old and I currently live in Kitchener, Ontario with my boyfriend William, my beagle Ziggs, and my Maine Coon cat Gandalf the White. I enrolled at Athabasca University in late 2016 and I am currently in my second year in the Bachelor of Arts Major in Psychology program.
In 2013 I graduated from Riverview High School, which is located in my hometown Riverview, New Brunswick, and I attended Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia for Neuroscience for one year before deciding that their classroom structure was not what I was looking for. After a few years of trying to find a program and a university that fit my lifestyle, I found Athabasca University and have never looked back!
When I enrolled at AU, I made it a priority to become involved. In March of 2018 I was elected as an AUSU Council Member and I was elected into the Members Engagement and Communications Committee. Also, in April of 2019 I was elected as the Chair of the Awards Committee and in May of 2019 I was elected as the Vice President Finance and Administration, which as a result placed me as the Chair of the Finance Committee. I am so excited to have a voice in all three committees!
I have also been a consistent weekly writer for The Voice Magazine since November of 2017. My Course Exam column has me interviewing course coordinators, tutors, and students on different courses offered at AU to give other students the opportunity to gain some insight into courses prior to enrolling. Furthermore, my Minds We Meet column has me interviewing students who are attending AU to showcase who they are, where they are from, what their university experience has been like, and to provide a means for other students to connect with them in hopes to eliminate the feeling of isolation that comes from distance education.
When my face isn’t buried in textbooks, work, or articles, I enjoy reading, travelling with my boyfriend, nerding out playing Magic the Gathering or League of Legends, taking Ziggs to the dog park, watching YouTube’s beauty community, and sleeping!
Hope you enjoy the read!

Course Exam—PHIL 337 (Business Ethics)

PHIL 337 (Business Ethics) is a three-credit, senior level, applied ethics course that focuses on the ethics of enterprise, exchange, corporate responsibility, work, consumption, and trade.  This course has no prerequisites and is not available for challenge.  For more information on Athabasca University’s philosophy courses, visit their philosophy home page. Business Ethics is made up… Read more »

Course Exam—PSYC 388 (Introduction to Counselling)

PSYC 388 (Introduction to Counselling) is a three-credit, senior-level psychology survey course that is designed to increase students’ awareness of the field of counselling, including its evolution, processes, theories, and specialties.  This course offers a broad survey of the field of counselling, including an introduction to the foundational skills and processes involved in counselling relationships. … Read more »

Course Exam—COMP 466 (Advanced Technologies for Web-Based Systems)

COMP 466 (Advanced Technologies for Web-Based Systems) is a three-credit, senior-level computer science course that is designed for students to learn some of the advanced Web technologies that are widely used by IT professionals in developing web-based systems and applications.  It extends the student’s knowledge and skills in computing; network programming; web design; and in… Read more »

Course Exam—COMP 378 (Introduction to Database Management)

COMP 378 (Introduction to Database Management) is a three-credit, senior-level computer science course that is developed along the database development life cycle, allowing students to easily relate topics to one another along a logical path.  The structure of the course follows the development of the material in Modern database management.  Students must successfully complete COMP… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Kristen Charest

Kristen Charest is thirty-two years old working as an Educational Assistant.  Enrolled in the Bachelor of Professional Arts program at Athabasca University with a major in Human Services, she shared with The Voice Magazine her favorite course and her experience so far with online learning. Could you give us a little bit of background information… Read more »

Course Exam—HLST 200 (Introduction to Human Health)

HLST 200 (Introduction to Human Health I) is a three-credit introductory science course that emphasizes the major aspects of health and health-related areas that are of concern to Canadians.  The course explores the nature and causes of health problems and discusses how diseases can be treated and prevented.  HLST 200 has no prerequisites and has… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Alek Golijanin

Alek Golijanin is currently in his fourth-year of the Bachelor of Commerce program at Athabasca University.  Alek shares his humanitarian initiative called AlekGo and his experience with online learning so far.  This is his story. Can you give us a little bit of background information about yourself? Who are you? Where do you live, where… Read more »

Course Exam—LGST 489 (Alternative Dispute Resolution)

LGST 489 (Alternative Dispute Resolution) is a three-credit, senior-level legal studies course that provides students with a theoretical and practical understanding of alternative dispute resolutions (ADR).  The course focuses on the two main dispute resolution methods: negotiation and mediation.  It also introduces the basic principles and techniques of various dispute resolution methods.  Different areas of… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Brittany Johnson

Brittany is a third-year transfer student in the Bachelor of Business and Administration program at Athabasca University.  Giving an interview to The Voice Magazine is now something she can check off her bucket list!  This is her story. Could you please provide us with a brief introduction? Who are you? What program are you enrolled… Read more »

Course Exam—BIOL 235 (Human Anatomy and Physiology)

BIOL 235 (Human Anatomy and Physiology) is a six-credit introductory biology course that covers all major elements of the human body, including basic anatomy, fundamental organic chemistry, cellular structure and function, and the integration, organization, and control of all the body systems. Students will acquire an understanding of normal anatomy and physiology, of physiological adaptations… Read more »