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!

Minds We Meet—Karen Fletcher

Karen Fletcher lives in Ottawa, Ontario with her husband and three young children.  She is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Science program with a Major in Mathematics at Athabasca University.  She hopes to complete a masters and a PhD and to eventually work as a university professor teaching mathematics.  This is her story. Can… Read more »

Course Exam—COMP 210

COMP 210 (Introduction to Information Systems and Computer Applications) is a three-credit introductory computer science course that is designed for students who are not planning to major in information systems. The course covers basic hardware concepts; the structure, or architecture, of computers; the software hierarchy from systems software to application programs; and information systems concepts… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Heather Guerette

Psychology major, Heather Guerette, is a 41-year-old wife and mother of three teenagers living in Sarnia, Ontario.  She is currently in her final semester of the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology 3-year program at AU and has given us her feedback on the program and on her experience studying at Athabasca University.  Can you provide… Read more »

Course Exam—HIST 202

HIST 202 (Western Thought and Culture II: Since the Reformation) is a three-credit introductory history course that is the second of two three-credit courses. Together, they survey the development of Western civilization from its origins in ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt to the complicated and sophisticated world of the post-industrial era.  This course has no prerequisites,… Read more »

Course Exam—PSYC 375

PSYC 375 (History of Psychology) is a three-credit, senior-level psychology course that examines the history of psychology from the time of the early Greeks until the present.  This course covers the origins of philosophy, religion, mental illness, and science.  It also covers concepts such as structuralism, functionalism, and behaviourism, and psychoanalysis. Students should note that… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Ayla Ulriksen

Psychology major, Ayla Ulriksen, took a few moments out of her busy schedule in Okotoks to talk with the Voice about her desire to use music to heal, and how her AU studies fit into helping to make that a reality. Could you introduce yourself? Who are you, where do you live, and what program… Read more »

Course Exam—ANTH 277

ANTH 277 (The Archaeology of Us: First Humans to First Civilizations) is a three-credit introductory anthropology course that is designed to provide students with an understanding of world prehistory from the time of the split between human and chimpanzee lineages four to six million years ago (or possibly earlier) to the rise of the first… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Jason Appleby

Jason Appleby currently lives in Toronto, Ontario with his wife and two kids, and he is in his third year of the Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting program at Athabasca University.  Jason has travelled to all 56 countries within Europe and provides some advice for other parents trying to get through university with little ones… Read more »

Course Exam—ADMN 417

ADMN 417 (International Business Management) is a three-credit senior-level business and administrative studies course that is designed to expose business majors to salient dimensions of the worldwide business activity of international firms.  In general, international firms are defined as small and medium-sized enterprises for which current and/or future operations transcend national boundaries; these enterprises can… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Interviewing Gerard Baptist

Currently living with his wife and two kids in Calgary, Alberta, Gerard Baptist has completed one third of the Bachelor of Management program at AU and hopes to eventually advance in the company he is employed at.  This is his story. Can you give us a little bit of background information about yourself? Who are… Read more »