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

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TOBACCO COMPANY GETS BURNED The RCMP has filed criminal charges (http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/news/nr-03-08.htm) against RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company (a subsidiary of RJR Nabisco) and a host of its former executives for illegally smuggling cigarettes into Canada. Between 1991 and 1996, the RCMP alleges that the company and the executives worked together to defraud the government of over… Read more »

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Foreign Affairs and You One of the most controversial issues being talked about today is of course the United States’ insistence upon waging war in Iraq. The Government of Canada has been criticized for its lack of stance and for fence-sitting on the issue. The United States and Canada have also been butting heads on… Read more »

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Budgeting For Graduates The Annual Federal Budget has been released, and as always we find there is good news and bad news. (See: http://www.fin.gc.ca/budget03/brief/briefe.htm) In the good news, we find that the federal government is actually paying some attention to the need for post-secondary education. Over 1.3 billion dollars more this year have been set… Read more »

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The Betrayal of the Budget The annual federal budget was released (http://www.fin.gc.ca/budtoce/2005/budliste.htm) last Wednesday, and has been roundly labeled as a betrayal by the NDP and the Bloc Quebecois. The reason for this is quite clear, as one of the campaign ideas put forth by the Liberal Party was that Canadians should vote liberal to… Read more »

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They Can’t Get Your Money Fast Enough It used to be that they waited until winter was nearly over before you started hearing about it. These days, it seems that Valentines Day is the opening day of the season. What season is that? Why the one that all governments love: tax season! Already the advertisements… Read more »

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New Brunswick for Education Premier Bernard Lord has set the province of New Brunswick on a course for future prosperity. His State of the Province Address (SEE: http://www.gnb.ca/0089/speeches-discours/sop2003/sop2003speech-e.asp), delivered on Jan 30th, shows that he is a man who understands the value brought by an educated populace. Unlike certain other Premiers (SEE: http://www.gov.ab.ca/premier/Bio.cfm), Premier Lord’s… Read more »

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Black History Month February is Black History Month according to the Federal Government (SEE: http://www.canadianheritage.gc.ca/newsroom/news_e.cfm?Action=Display&code=2N0380E) and the Provincial Government of Ontario (SEE: http://www.newswire.ca/government/ontario/english/releases/January2003/31/c5451.html). The Federal Government has given $40,000 to the Black History Month Round Table. This Round Table helps to organize events announcing and celebrating Black History and the diversity that helps to make… Read more »

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One Who Gets It.. Federal Finance Minister John Manley was recently at a public meeting seeking comments into the development of the new federal budget. While there he had some harsh words to say (SEE: http://www.canada.com/edmonton/story.asp?id={28031263-CB78-4FB1-BB18-560F6AA8D032})about provinces that are under-funding their universities. He looked at Ireland, which until recently had a very depressed economy. However,… Read more »

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Ontario Planning to be Unprepared The Ontario Government has recently announced (SEE: http://www.newswire.ca/government/ontario/english/releases/January2003/17/c0997.html)how they have prepared the Universities to handle the combined grade 13 and grade 12 classes that will both be graduating this year. The Minister of Training, Colleges, and Universities, Dianne Cunningham says in this report “I am pleased to report that the… Read more »

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Costs of the Royal Treatment Manitoba has released (See: http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/press/top/2003/01/2003-01-08-01.html) the preliminary estimates on how much it cost to host the Queen and Prince Phillip for an overnight stay. So far, the total has come to just over half a million dollars. So what does $505,000 purchase these days? Apparently it purchases staging, talent, and… Read more »