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

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Chelsea asks if an Alberta journeyman certificate counts toward an AU degree; AU staffer Erin points her in the right direction.  Ang celebrates getting into law school after completing an AU degree.  Chanelle seeks help deciphering an ambiguous EDUC 201 exam description. Other posts include courses to complete while recovering from surgery,… Read more »

Editorial—Accidental Thinking

Yes. It’s late. I know.  On Monday, my partner and I were in a traffic accident.  We weren’t at fault.  The elderly driver of the other vehicle flew through a stop sign and with no warning and slightly slippery roads, I couldn’t stop us before we T-boned into them.  Now, before you worry, physically, the… Read more »

Editorial—Sad News Coverage—Lavalin Style

Starting from a Globe & Mail news story shortly after Jody Wilson-Raybould was moved from the office of Justice Minister and Attorney General to minister of Veteran’s Affairs, the news has been abuzz with a possible scandal involving members of the government perhaps attempting to pressure Ms. Wilson-Raybould into changing a decision of the Director… Read more »

Editorial—Evening the Field

Recently you may have heard some stories about what happened with an amber alert in Toronto.  Being from that city herself, Voice writer Brittany Daigle felt she had to write about the response, and we’re presenting it as our feature article this week. Also, this week, a small theme developed around the idea of people… Read more »

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 »