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—Loving Every Minute of It

Sometimes this job has some interesting turns to it.  Recently it came to my attention that there’s a Facebook group out there devaluing AU degrees by advertising for students and running essay and assignment “sharing” (read, plagiarising) services.  What’s more, it’s doing so using a photograph taken from one of the articles in The Voice… Read more »

Council Connection—January 16, 2020 Meeting

The AUSU Council Meeting took place Thursday, January 16th, 2020 at 6:30 pm-8:30 pm MDT. All Councillors were in attendance. Key items for the council at this meeting were reviewing the 2019 Auditors findings; voting AUSU Bylaw revisions into effect; voting the recommendations of the Executive Compensation Review Committe into effect, reviewing actions taken regarding… Read more »

Editorial—The Clock is Ticking

There’s only a few hours left to get your nomination in if you intend to run for AUSU Council.  If you’re a current student and a Voice reader, I encourage you to put your hat in, you’re probably already better informed about many of the issues AUSU Council is dealing with than many of the… Read more »

Editorial—Too Much to Talk About

I’m a happy camper today.  This issue of The Voice Magazine is one of the better ones, and there’s enough to talk about in it that I don’t think I’ll have room to rant on anything else. To start with, our feature article is an interview with what I’ve come to consider a “typical” AU… Read more »

Editorial—Red Tape Extravaganza!

Welcome to Red Tape Awareness Week.  This week, the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses hosted a week where it likes to put a spotlight on government regulations that hamper businesses.  You know, things like regulations that ensure that businesses that want to put out hot meals have the proper equipment to safely cook and process… Read more »

Editorial—Hold on to Your Wallets!

It’s now official.  Athabasca University will be increasing tuitions by 7% across the board.  At the same time, negotiations with the various labour groups at the university seem to be heating up as well, with AUFA having recently done a survey and finding out that almost half of those surveyed don’t trust the senior management… Read more »

Editorial—New for the New Year

The new year has rung in, and at least in Calgary, it’s brought with it some proper winter. Maybe it’s me getting old, but there’s something just off when I can see people walking around in Bermuda shorts in January.  Even in Calgary. Unfortunately, it’s also brought some increased tensions between the Middle East and… Read more »

Editorial—What’s the Best of About?

At the beginning of each year The Voice Magazine does our “Best of” issue, but what does that really mean?  A lot of people confuse it with a top ten type of issue, especially these days where list based articles are so prevalent (because they can keep drawing you through page after page of new… Read more »

Council Connection

The November AUSU Council meeting began at 6:37 PM, with the entire council in attendance, apart from Councillor Christine Hudder, as she was called into work. The approval of the November 21, 2019 meeting agenda was unanimous, with the proposition to discuss item nine on student aid position policy.  All were in favor to move… Read more »

Editorial—Another Spin Done

Welcome to the last issue of The Voice Magazine for 2019.  We’re off on holidays next week, and the week after that we reveal our “Best of” 2019.  So if there’s an article from the last year that you really thought deserves more love, now would be the time to send it to me at… Read more »