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—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 »

Course Exam—ENGL 145

ENGL 145 (Reading and Writing for Academic Purposes) is a zero-credit course that is designed for students who need to fill the gaps in their reading and writing skills in preparation for studies at the university level.  It is appropriate for both ESL (English as a Second Language) students and native speakers of English who… Read more »

Course Exam—Poli/Govn 301

POLI 301 (Governance, the Public Sector and Corporate Power) is a three-credit course that explores the changing relationships between business, society, and government in contemporary Canada.  This course has no prerequisites; however, a previous course in political science, public policy, or public administration/management is recommended.  This is a senior course and as such students are… Read more »

Course Exam—ANTH 366

Evolutionary Anthropology (ANTH 336) is a three-credit intermediate-level course that provides a general introduction to various topics related to the evolution of human adaptations, including various human behaviours.  This course has ANTH 278 (Human Evolution and Diversity) or equivalent as a prerequisite and it has a Challenge for Credit option available. Evolutionary Anthropology consists of… Read more »