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 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 »

Editorial—‘Tis the SEason

The Christmas season is on the minds of our writer’s this week, but we’re going to start the whole thing off with the second part of our Feature interview with Dr. Robertson, who taught psychotherapy as part of the MAIS degree.  The second part of the interview digs deeper into Dr. Robertson’s views of his… Read more »

Editiorial—Protecting Sources

I first want to point out that our feature article this week is actually the first part of a two-part interview with Dr. Lloyd Robertson, who was recently a professor in AU’s MAIS, but is currently transitioning into private practice.  In this part, we find out how someone who was twice-baptized ends up becoming the… Read more »

An Interview with the Minister—November 21, 2018

For those who aren’t aware, some of the key points of Bill 19 – An Act to Improve the Affordability and Accessibility of Post-Secondary Education are that it puts language controlling tuition directly in the legislation, where it has to be subject to public debate if it’s going to be adjusted, and ties tuition and… Read more »

Editorial—Thinking on Bias

I’m having to confront the issue of my personal bias more often in this position that I initially expected. As I’ve said in the past, I believe bias in an article is perfectly acceptable, perhaps even unavoidable, so long as the article remains accurate, truthful, and fair to the point of noting when there’s significant… Read more »