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—Kieran Soora

Kieran Soora is currently in his last year of the Bachelor of Commerce program with a major in Accounting.  His plans on obtaining his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licence once he finishes his degree at AU and would love to eventually be a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for a major company.  This is Kieran’s story…. Read more »

Course Exam—POLI 307 (Political Ideologies)

POLI 307 (Political Ideologies) is a three-credit, upper-level political science course that surveys the origins and development of modern political ideologies in their historical, cultural, and socio-economic contexts, beginning with the origins of liberalism, followed by responses to it which include capitalism, conservatism, socialism, Marxism, and nationalism.  This course has no prerequisites and offers a… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Andrea Waugh

Andrea Waugh is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Health Administration program at Athabasca University and hopes to obtain a position with the provincial health authority, with a strong interest in working in Aboriginal health as a coordinator or manager.  She was kind enough to share about herself in our latest interview. Can you give… Read more »

Course Exam—COMM 277 (Group Communication)

COMM 277 (Group Communication) is a three-credit introductory Business and Administrative Studies course that focuses on building stronger group interpersonal communications skills by observing teams and groups at work.  It challenges students to think critically about group communication problems and their effects, as well as the effectiveness of the course of action you choose to… 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—PSYC 228 (Introduction to Human Development)

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—Madison Daviduik

Madison Daviduik is a twenty-one-year-old from Swan River, Manitoba.  She lives with her family on a family farm and works full-time as a Supervisor for their local Aquatic Centre.  She is currently enrolled into the Bachelor of Commerce – Finance program and is a self-proclaimed nerd.  This is her story. Can you give us a… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Rebecca Snider

Rebecca Snider currently lives in Red Deer, Alberta and is enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts major in Psychology program at Athabasca University.  She recently spoke to the Voice Magazine and shared why she decided to go back to school and what she loves about online education.  Can you give us a little bit of… Read more »

Course Exam—ORGB 300

ORGB 300 (Organizational Culture) is a three-credit, upper-level business and administrative studies course that deals with issues and concepts in organizational culture and focuses on the impact of organizational culture on individuals in North American work organizations.  The course introduces the tools you will need for conceptualizing and understanding culture.  The goal of this course… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Laura Szabo

Laura Szabo lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia and works as a full-time administrative assistant.  She is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Health Administration program at Athabasca University.  This is her story. Can you give us a little bit of background information about yourself? Who are you? Where do you live, where do you come… Read more »