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—PSYC 379

PSYC 379 (Social Psychology) is a three-credit, upper level psychology course that is designed to introduce students to the field of social psychology—the scientific study of how our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours influence and are influenced by other people in social situations. The course covers basic theories, concepts, and research about individual processes (e.g., attitude… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Interviewing Amir Banihashemi

Amir is a fourth-year student in the Bachelor of Commerce program with a major in accounting.  He plans on eventually applying for the chartered professional accounting program and plans to work at an accounting firm in order to fulfill the requirements for the CPA designation.  This is his story. Can you give us a little… Read more »

Course Exam—COMP 369

COMP 369 (Practical Game Programming) is a three-credit computer science course that is designed for students to learn how to develop platform-independent computer games using programming languages C/C++ with Allegro, an open-source, cross-platform library which is both powerful and versatile.  Allegro can be used on Windows, Linux, and Mac platforms.  Although the focus of this… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Emily Bellamy

Emily Bellamy is twenty-three years old and was born and raised in Alberta, though she now lives in Saskatchewan with her husband.  She is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Human Resources and Labour Relations program and hopes to eventually get a job as an HR Coordinator.  This is her story. Can you give us… Read more »

Course Exam—PSYC 228

PSYC 228 (Introduction to Human Development) is a three-credit introductory psychology course that has students studying the basic concepts and mechanisms inherent in the process of human development from birth to old age, with an emphasis on the physical, cognitive, and socioemotional changes associated with each life stage. PSYC 228 has two precluded courses, which… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Jennifer Bouley

Jennifer Bouley is thirty-four and currently living in Toronto and working as a recruitment coordinator.  She already possesses a Bachelor of Human Resources and Labour Relations (Post Diploma) from AU and is working towards the University Certificate in Career Development.  This is her story. Can you give us a little bit of background information about… Read more »

Course Exam—HERM 312/HIST 316

HERM 312 / HIST 316 (Heritage Research) is a three-credit heritage resources management course that is based on the premise that the principles of historical thinking and analysis are fundamental to heritage practice.  The course focuses on the practice, skills, and understandings of applied historical research.  HERM 312 introduces multiple types of sources of evidence… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Lisa Bennett

Lisa Bennett, originally from the UK, moved just outside of Calgary with her husband and young son. She is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Health Administration program and is four courses away from finishing. This is her story. Can you give us a little bit of background information about yourself? Who are you? Where… Read more »

Course Exam—CLST 201

CLST 201 (Cultural Studies and Everyday Life) is a three-credit junior-level, three-credit social science course that will provide students with an introduction to cultural studies by exploring, reflecting on, and evaluating how, daily, we are immersed in culture.  This course has no prerequisites. Cultural Studies and Everyday Life is made up of six units with… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Katrina Griffiths

Katrina Griffiths is a thirty-two-year-old living in Alberta studying toward a Bachelor of Science with plans to eventually go on to do a masters in astrophysics and then a PhD with hopes of teaching or doing research. In her spare time, she enjoys podcasting and writing. This is Kat’s story. Could you tell me a… Read more »