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/EDPY 389

PSYC 389 / EDPY 389 (Learning Disabilities: Issues and Interventions) is a three-credit, senior-level psychology course that is designed to increase your awareness of learning disabilities from a number of viewpoints and theoretical perspectives.  While the course emphasizes understanding the issues surrounding the field of learning disabilities, it also examines assessment and remediation of learning… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Megan Cooper

Megan Cooper resides in Sherwood Park, Alberta and is currently enrolled in a Psychology Major for her Bachelor of Arts.  She hopes to eventually be an acute care registered nurse.  This is her story.  Could you provide us a bit of a background? Whoa re you, where are you from? My name is Megan Cooper… Read more »

Course Exam—MGSC 312

MGSC 312 (Statistics for Business and Economics II) is a three-credit, second-level introductory course in statistics, designed as a continuation of MGSC 301 (Statistics for Business and Economics I).  Together, these courses provide students with basic concepts and methods of statistical analysis.  The course and the textbook are tailored to meet the needs of students… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Kristina Anderson

Kristina Anderson, a full-time flight attendant, is currently enrolled in the Human Resources and Labour Relations program at Athabasca University from her home in Calgary.  She was kind enough to wing a few answers to our interview of her for The Voice Magazine. Can you give us a little bit of background information about yourself?… Read more »

Course Exam—TAXX401

TAXX 401 (Taxation II) is a three-credit upper-level business course that is designed to be taken as a second course dealing with the basic concepts and procedures associated with the Canadian federal income tax system, as well as the federal goods and services and harmonized sales taxes.  This course has TAXX 301 (Taxation I) or… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Kayli Tellman

While working toward her Bachelor of Commerce Degree (with an accounting major) from Medicine Hat, Kayli Tellman also works at a pharmacy, and recently spent some time speaking with The Voice Magazine. Could you provide a brief introduction of yourself? Who are you, where are you from? My name is Kayli Tellman, I am nineteen… Read more »

Course Exam—FNCE 371

FNCE 371 (Applications in Corporate Finance) is a three-credit upper-level finance course that will have students applying fundamental concepts in corporate finance (from FNCE 370 (Overview of Corporate Finance)) to a variety of areas in corporate finance such as short-term financial management, lease management, and international concerns. With the assistance of case studies, students will… Read more »

Minds we Meet—Interviewing Stephanie Ball

Stephanie Ball is currently in her last semester of the Criminal Justice program at Athabasca University.  She hopes to eventually be a probation officer.  Recently, she took some time to chat with us at The Voice Magazine. Can you give us a little bit of background information about yourself? My name is Stephanie, I am… Read more »

Course Exam—ACCT 356

ACCT 356 (Strategic and Competitive Analysis) is a three-credit upper-level accounting course that provides students with an intermediate level coverage of managerial accounting concepts and the use of managerial accounting tools for strategic planning, measurement, and analysis.  Students will develop an understanding of the role of management accounting information in building and managing a company’s… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Lauren Canning

Lauren is a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technician in Winnipeg, Manitoba and is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Science program at Athabasca University.  In her spare time, she loves meeting new people, exploring, playing sports, and going to ballet shows.  This is her story. Can you give us a little bit of background information about yourself?… Read more »