Posts By: Karl Low

Karl Low

Born and (mostly) raised in Calgary, Karl has been taking courses on and off at AU since 1999. At one point, he changed his major from Computing Science to Computing Science because the new program requirements fit what he’d already taken better. Since then, he switched to English and graduated (w/Great Distinction he likes to add) proving along the way that it is entirely possible to complete an entire AU course within a three week period. If only he had done this at the beginning of the course instead of in the last extension.

This is not something he advises unless you are desperate, masochistic, or, ideally, both.

He is currently the managing editor of The Voice Magazine, where he tries to put his education to use helping other students as they provide content for The Voice

Editorial—An Issue with Articles

Let’s just start off with the good stuff.  Our feature article this week is an interview with AU’s newest writer-in-residence, Katherena Vermette.  Tania Parker talks to this Governor General award-winning writer about her routine and what she’s going to be doing while serving as AU’s writer-in-residence. The writer-in-residence program is one that, like the Write… Read more »

Editorial—Competing Narratives

Some interesting developments on the bargaining process of the AU Faculty Association with AU have happened over the last week.  First, AUFA has declared bargaining to be at an impasse, and has decided to take their proposal directly to the board of the university, something that they are allowed to do only once during the… Read more »

Editorial—We Wait

This week, the issue of time seems to be looming large in Voice writers’ minds. We’ve got a few articles looking at the best ways to handle your time, albeit with wildly different interpretations of what makes it the best.  From our feature article where Darjeeling Jones looks at how worthwhile it is to stealing… Read more »

Editorial—A Striking Lack of Answers

On Monday, I contacted the president of AU, the executive director of AUFA, and the president of AUSU asking some questions about the possibility of a strike by the AU Faculty: questions about what it might mean, what their planned responses were, and what they thought the problems were that  needed to be resolved to… Read more »

Editorial—A Lot of Happenings

One of the things that makes bringing together a full magazine each week is an issue of timing.  To have the time needed to edit, layout, choose photos when necessary plus all of the other administrative work is that it means it’s difficult for us to bring late-breaking news. But that sometimes means that we… Read more »

Editorial–New Year, New Faces!

If the start of the year is any indication, it’s looking like this could be a really good year for The Voice Magazine.  We’ve got inaugural entries from two new student writers, plus the return of our own award-winning Barbara Lehtiniemi to write about, well, writing for the Voice Magazine; a topic I can always… Read more »

Editorial—Had a Happy Old Year!

[Goodness! I got so excited by everybody else’s stuff I forgot to upload my own!  Thanks to those readers who grabbed the PDF and noted the difference!] Forty-nine issues. An average of 24 pages of articles and content per issue. With about 500 words per page. That’s almost 600,000 words we published last year. 600,000… Read more »

AUSU Update!

This space is provided free to AUSU: The Voice does not create or edit this content. Contact services@ausu.org with any questions. IMPORTANT DATES Jan 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Feb 1 Jan 10: AUSU Council Meeting Jan 15: Feb degree requirements deadline Jan 15: Deadline to finish exams for course with Dec… Read more »

Editorial—Wrapping up the Year

This is it, folks. After this, there won’t be another issue of the Voice Magazine until 2019.  Hopefully you’ve enjoyed what students, educators, and graduates of AU have brought you this year, and if you have, don’t forget to let me know what you liked best about it.  If you need added incentive beyond the… Read more »

Editorial—Winding Down

In this penultimate issue of the year, we’ve gathered an eclectic set of articles, which is another way of me saying that I can’t pick out any particular theme going on in the minds of the writers.  Yes, the holiday season seems to feature, but the various takes on it we have in this issue… Read more »