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—But Seriously

This week, we take a break from our interviews with the new AUSU Council members, and instead feature an interview with Dr. Chris Glover, a man with a serious position who doesn’t take himself all that seriously.  While he takes a mostly light-hearted approach to our interview, he does slip up here and there and… Read more »

Editorial—Less than a Third

Last Friday, shortly after I completed my editorial, the Alberta Government announced at AU’s convocation ceremonies that they would be giving Athabasca University a one-time grant of 4.9 million dollars to address its new strategic plan and upgrade its technology infrastructure.  This money is sorely needed because, though the AU campus is beautiful, as you’ll… Read more »

Editorial—The Big Day

Congratulations to those students who’ve finished off their degree this year.  Whether you know what you’re doing next or not, you’ve achieved a milestone that you can carry with you. One that not only says you have an area of mental expertise, but also that you have been taught, hopefully, how to use your own… Read more »

Editorial—Convocation Cometh

Here we are, the first day of June and convocation is just around the corner. For all those who’ve successfully completed your program, congratulations.  Many of us find it to be a bit of an adjustment when we have to drop the word “student” from how we think about ourselves. But of course, this isn’t… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  The Cover Guy 5th Annual Scholarship Sponsored by:  The Cover Guy Deadline:  July 1, 2018 Potential payout:  $500 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be currently enrolled, or enrolled for the upcoming school year, in a program at a university, college, or trade school in Canada or the U.S. What’s required:  An e-mail with contact… Read more »

Editorial-Destination Unknown

Continuing through our look at the new Council, our feature article this week has us talking to Christine Hudder from Ontario who first got involved with students’ association back in her traditional college in North Bay. Now she’s looking to develop student engagement specifically looking toward some interesting contests and prizes. And speaking of contests… Read more »

Letter to the Editor—Re: Cover Issue of 2617

Hi Karl. I totally get what you were trying to go with in the picture (especially now that I have read your explanation), however it is an off-putting picture. It didn’t stop me from reading the articles, but my mind went to “ew that’s gross!” and yes, the puppy appears cute, if you could see… Read more »

Editorial—The Shell Game

This week, our feature article is an interview of new AUSU Councillor Darcie Fleming.  Find out more about this second year AU undergraduate student and how she relates Faust and Vermont.  (Hint: It’s not the way that I would.) Also this week, we have the full report of the latest Council meeting including the final… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  4‑H First Generation Scholarship Sponsored by:  4-H Canada and The Coca-Cola Foundation Deadline:  May 31, 2018 Potential payout:  $1000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian residents, be 4-H members, be starting or returning to post-secondary education in September 2018, have a GPA of at least 3.0 or equivalent, and demonstrate financial need.  Additionally,… Read more »