Posts By: Christina M. Frey

Christina M. Frey

This World – Across the Continent in 22 Days

Part I: Anchorage, Alaska to Dawson City, Yukon Territories This is the first instalment in a series chronicling the adventures of the author; her husband, Adam; and two-year-old daughter, Kiersten, as they travelled by car from Alaska to Louisiana in summer 2008. Normal people have normal summer vacations. They go to the beach for the… Read more »

Everything I Should Know Now, I Used To Know When I Was Two

There’s a certain class of people?a group That’s courageous, honest, earnest, creative, and sensitive?that universally faces cruel discrimination. Instead of being perceptive of their high emotional needs, appreciative of their fresh and honest take on life, and tolerant of their creative and intellectual pursuits, we ignore them, label them, and send them away. I’m talking… Read more »

AU Profiles – Carol Poszgai

STUDENT: Carol Poszgai For working mom Carol Poszgai, obtaining a bachelor’s degree is so important that She’s made time to do so even while raising three toddlers. Carol, now in her final semester of Athabasca University’s Human Resources and Labour Relations post-diploma program, explains how her long-term goals are helping her combat the temptation to… Read more »

AU Profiles – Meghan Roberts

STUDENT: Meghan Roberts This week, we meet a first-year student who’s already presenting her historical research at symposiums. Meghan Roberts, a student in Athabasca University’s Bachelor of Arts program, tells what sparked her keen interest in history, particularly the Viking Age. She also describes some of her research, and explains how an undergraduate student can… Read more »

AU Profiles – Carmen Boudreau-Kiviaho

STUDENT: Carmen Boudreau-Kiviaho Athabasca students are scattered all over the world! Canadian-born Carmen Boudreau-Kiviaho, a Master of Arts?Integrated Studies (MAIS) student at AU, has lived in Finland for nearly the past 10 years. She explains why she chose to relocate to Finland, and how the MAIS, particularly in Canadian Studies, will give her an edge… Read more »

AU Profiles – Heather Atkinson

STUDENT: Heather Atkinson This week’s profile introduces Heather Atkinson, a new Athabasca University student who’s taking the courses she needs to follow her dream of becoming an English teacher. The stay-at-home mom, who lives about an hour from Edmonton, explains why distance education works so well in her situation. She also tells how she persuades… Read more »

AU Profiles – Emily Dukeshire

STUDENT: Emily Dukeshire The Athabasca University Students’ Union has just elected its new council! The next series of profiles will highlight the new and returning councillors of the AUSU Student Council. This week’s profile focuses on new AUSU Student Councillor Emily Dukeshire. Emily, a Human Services major in Athabasca University’s Bachelor of Professional Arts program… Read more »

AU Profiles – Heather Fraser

STUDENT: Heather Fraser The Athabasca University Students’ Union has just elected its new council! The next series of profiles will highlight the new and returning councillors of the AUSU Student Council. Small-town living is full of opportunities, but universities are harder to come by away from major centres. This week we meet a student who… Read more »

This World – Hanging Up the Keys

?Lose 2,000 lbs. overnight,? a local ad promises. It’s part of the city of Arlington, Virginia’s Car-Free Diet program?an initiative encouraging people to use public transportation, walk, or bike rather than driving everywhere. I became an unwilling participant in the program this year when my husband and I temporarily relocated to Virginia. My car is… Read more »