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—A Promethean Editorial

It might be overselling it a bit, but I’m going to be stealing a little bit of the fire from my betters this week, hence the article title. The fire I’m going to steal is from the upcoming Council Connection.  You may have heard from some shady sources that AUSU Council was planning on raising… Read more »

Editorial—Convocation Consternation

Did you know that AU is changing how they do convocation?  I didn’t, not until the letter I received earlier this week showed up in my inbox. (See this week’s letter to the editor, or just look up a page if you’re reading the PDF.) For those unaware, convocation at AU has, over the last… Read more »

Editorial—Christmas Wrapping Up

This is it then, the final issue of The Voice Magazine for 2017.  I hope you’ve had a good year, it’s certainly been an eventful one for us, what with our snazzy new website and a whole host of new student readers and writers. We’ve also had some great articles this year. I’ve already got… Read more »

Editorial—Dealing with Fee Time

AUSU has just announced their proposed fee increase.  While this has been expected for some time, what we haven’t known is the amount the fees were going up.  The first reading of the policy that will increase the fees by $1.50 per credit has been scheduled for the January 15, 2017.  This is an increase… Read more »

Editorial-Holiday Plans

The Christmas season is upon us and the subscriber contest is now concluded.  The winners have been notified, so check the e-mail address you entered with to see if you won and to send us your address so we can snail mail some goodies.  The winner of the iPad mini is one Tammy S., and… Read more »

Editorial—Tuition Lockdown

Recently, it was announced that the NDP government of Alberta has decided that tuition at Alberta’s post-secondary institutions will remain frozen this year, and also expects universities to not raise any of the mandatory fees that they typically require. The government promises to backfill funding to make up for what the allowed increases in tuition… Read more »

Editorial—The Necessary Apology

Today, Prime Minister Trudeau apologized to the survivors of the residential school system in Newfoundland and Labrador. This is part of a $50 million settlement reached between the government of Canada and those survivors.  Lately, I’ve started to see people start to refer to Mr. Trudeau as “The Sorry Prime Minister”, others joke that he’s… Read more »

Editorial—The Long and the Short of It

If you’re following post-secondary news, you already know about the strike action going on across Ontario’s post-secondary institutions.  From what I’ve read, there are two primary sticking points remaining on the table. The first is job security.  Universities and colleges across the province are moving more and more to sessional instructors and Teacher Assistants.  In… Read more »

Editorial—That’s Classified

Not many students seem to know that we have classified advertisement space available for free.  If you’ve got textbooks you want to get rid of, or perhaps you’re looking for someone to buy them from, it certainly can’t hurt to let us know here at The Voice Magazine.  Up to fifty words and we’ll even… Read more »