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—ADMN 232

ADMN 232 (Introduction to Management) is a three-credit introductory business and administrative studies course that translates management theory into effective management practice by examining what managers do and how they do it. The course presents theories of management applicable to the public and private sectors and then reconciles these theories with current practice. ADMN 232… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Crystal Bailey

Crystal Bailey is 41 years old and living in Belleville, Ontario with her two children. She works full-time in public accounting and hopes to complete an undergrad which will then allow her to complete the Chartered Accountant program. This is Crystal’s story. Can you give us a little bit of background information about yourself? Who… Read more »

Course Exam—MUSI/HUMN 268

MUSI 268 / HUMN 268 (Classical Music: A Historical Introduction) is a three-credit introductory music course that aims to review the fundamental elements of music as art in Western civilization. Students will first get a good grasp of the key elements of music. It is important to become comfortable with the meaning and use of… 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 »

Course Exam—CMNS 301

CMNS 301 (Communication Theory and Analysis) is a three-credit communication studies course that is intended to provide students with a grounding in the field of communication studies, a relatively new interdisciplinary field that draws many of its theoretical ideas about human communication from psychology, sociology, cultural studies, linguistics, philosophy, and literary studies.  The course focuses… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Mariah Zinnash

Mariah Zinnash is an airport screening officer pursuing her BPA in Communications Studies while living in Calgary, Alberta. She was kind enough to give us a little time out of her extremely busy schedule to answer some questions for the Minds we Meet column. Can you give us a little bit of background information about… Read more »

Course Exam—ADMN 201

ADMN 201 (Introduction to Business Studies) is a three-credit introductory business and administrative studies course that is targeted towards students who want an overview of formal business studies at the university level.  This course introduces students to the fundamental business topics (or functions) that comprise the typical majors found in Faculties of Business at universities… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Courtney Turner

Courtney Turner is a single mother currently living in Whitecourt, Alberta.  She is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Management in Marketing program and plans to eventually own her own business in the future.  This is her story.  Can you give us a little bit of background information about yourself? Who are you, where do… Read more »

Course Exam—CMNS 302

CMNS 302 (Communication in History) is a three-credit communication studies course that is one of the three foundation courses for the Bachelor of Professional Arts (Communication Studies) degree program.  It follows the interactions between media and society in a few technological contexts: oral and literate cultures, manuscript and print cultures, electric and electronic cultures.  This… Read more »

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 »