Posts By: Karl Low

Brittany Daigle

My name is Brittany Daigle, I am 25 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 Science program, with a major in Human Science and a minor in Psychology.
I have been a 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!
Be sure to reach out if you would like to be interviewed for my Minds We Meet column or if you have any courses that you would like to see showcased in Course Exam. Hope you enjoy the read!

Minds We Meet—Sasha Steinbring

Sasha Steinbring is currently working as a substitute teacher in Edmonton, Alberta, teaching primarily French Immersion in Elementary schools.  She graduated from University of Alberta and is now waiting to start her Master’s in School Counselling at Athabasca University.  This is her story. Could you tell us a bit about yourself? Where do you live,… Read more »

Course Exam—CMNS 385/SOCI 378

CMNS 385 / SOCI 378 (Rebel with a Cause: Social Movements in History and Popular Culture) is a three-credit communications studies course that explores the causes of social movements throughout history and present-day.  There are no prerequisites for CMNS 385 / SOCI 378.  However, it is recommended that students have at least one previous course… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Molly Rusch

Molly Rusch lives in the small down of Tillsonburg, Ontario, with her son and her soon-to-be husband.  She is almost finished her first semester toward a Bachelor of Arts in English and plans to eventually teach grades four to eight.  In her spare time, she enjoys videogaming and spending time quality time with her family. … Read more »

Course Exam—GLST/HIST 367

HIST 367 / GLST 367 (The Second World War) is a three-credit history course that is intended to provide a better understanding of the events of the war years, focussing on the decade of 1937 to 1947. This course will focus on several key wartime events, as well as on the issues and controversies that… Read more »

Minds we Meet—Amanda Welton-Hagen!

Amanda Welton-Hagen is a thirty-three year old living in Whistler, British Columbia.  She graduated from Vancouver Community College’s paralegal program and she has almost completed the Bachelor of Professional Arts Degree in Governance, Law & Management at Athabasca University.  She has applied to Law School and is awaiting acceptance.  This is her story. Can you… Read more »

Course Exam—HRMT 387

HRMT 387 (Strategic Human Resource Management) is a three-credit upper-level business and administrative studies course that was designed to complement HRMT 386 / ORGB 386 (Introduction to Human Resource Management) or a similar course offered at another institution.  As a result, HRMT 387 is not designed to cover all human resource management or employee relations… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Sarah McDougall

Sarah McDougall is a 21-year-old student pursuing a double major in English and Anthropology from her home in Barrie, Ontario.  She was kind enough to take some time to answer a few of our questions about herself and her studies at AU. Can you give us a little bit of background information about yourself? Who… Read more »

Course Exam–HRMT 300

HRMT 300 (Human Resource Planning) is a three-credit course for senior level undergraduate students.  It examines the practice and theory of human resource (HR) planning in Canadian workplaces.  This course has no prerequisites, though ADMIN 232 (Introduction to Management) is recommended.  HRMT 300 is not available for challenge. Human Resource Planning is made up of… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Alison Rowney

Alison Rowney lives in Alberta with her husband and her two-year-old daughter.  She is close to finishing a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and she plans to eventually take a master’s degree at AU.  Her long term goal is to become a sports psychologist.  This is her story. Can you give us a little bit… Read more »

Course Exam—HRMT 322

HRMT 322 (Employment Law) is a three-credit, senior level Human Resource Management course that introduces students to the branch of Canadian law that governs relations between employers and employees, primarily in non-unionized workplaces.  The course is designed to provide students with practical knowledge of employment law, focusing on constitutional law, common law, and statutory law. … Read more »