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!

Fear in Toronto

On Sunday, July 22nd, at 10:00 PM, an armed twenty-nine-year-old man selfishly decided to open fire on a busy street in Toronto, Ontario’s east-end Greektown neighbourhood, killing an eighteen-year-old woman, a ten-year-old girl, and injuring thirteen others between the ages of ten and fifty-nine years old.  On Sunday, July 22nd, at 10:00 PM, I was… Read more »

Course Exam—COMP 308

COMP 308 (Java for Programmers) is a three-credit, upper-level computer science course that focuses on providing a solid grounding in object-oriented programming (OOP) in Java for students who have a background in procedural programming.  COMP 308 also focuses on advanced features of object-oriented programming.  This course can be used as an elective for students in… Read more »

Course Exam—ACCT 245

ACCT 245 (Accounting for Managers of Not-for-Profit Organizations) is a three-credit introductory accounting course teaches the basic financial and managerial accounting concepts and how to read and analyze financial statements.  This course is intended to provide managers and potential managers with an overview of the subject of accounting for not-for-profit organizations.  There are no prerequisites… Read more »

Course Exam—Comp 348

COMP 348 (Network Programming in Java) is an upper level Computer Science course that is designed to extend students’ knowledge and practice in analysis and design of computer networks by focusing on computer network programming.  To enroll into this course, students will either have to have COMP 268 (Introduction to Computer Programming in Java), COMP… Read more »

Course Exam—EDPY 200

EDPY 200 (Educational Psychology) is an introductory three-credit course primarily for pre-service teachers.  However, it is also designed to be useful to newer teachers and to students in professional programs in counselling and psychology.  There are no prerequisites for this course and EDPY 200 does have a challenge for credit option. Educational Psychology is comprised… Read more »

Course Exam—APST 230

APST 230 (Materials, Properties, and Applications) is a three-credit course which introduces characteristics of construction materials and discusses their appropriate application. This course has no prerequisites and it is intended for students enrolled in the BSc (Architecture) program at the RAIC (Royal Architectural Institute of Canada) Centre for Architecture at Athabasca University, though students that… Read more »

Course Exam—NUTR 330

NUTR 330 (Introductory Nutrition) is a three-credit Nutrition survey course which provides the scientific fundamentals of the current understanding of nutrition.  To enrol into this course students will need to request permission before registering.  Senior high school chemistry and biology courses are strongly recommended.  This course may not be suitable for general interest students as… Read more »

Course Exam—ARCH 200

ARCH 200 (History of Ideas in Architecture 1) is a three-credit introductory architecture history course that is intended for students who are enrolled in the BSc (Architecture) program at the RAIC Centre (Royal Architectural Institute of Canada) for Architecture at Athabasca University.  Throughout this course, students will examine the principles and ideas that shaped architecture… Read more »

Course Exam—ADST 200

Architectural Design Studio, otherwise known as ADST 200 (Foundations of Design 1), is a three-credit introductory architecture course that explores the creative design process through a series of composition, abstraction, and design projects.  The overall aim for this course is to familiarize students with the creative application of sound analytical skills, imaginative conceptual thinking, and… Read more »

Course Exam—MATH 409

MATH 409 (Number Theory) is a course in elementary number theory, the branch of mathematics concerned with the properties of numbers, including such things as divisibility, prime numbers, modular arithmetic, quadratic congruences, Pythagorean triples, the theorems, conjectures, definitions and lemmas that permit exploration of these topics, and more.  This course is a three-credit upper level… Read more »