Posts By: Karl Low

Natalia Iwanek

Natalia Iwanek (she/her) is a currently completing her Bachelor of Arts in English at Athabasca University, as well as serving as AUSU Councillor for the 2020–2021 term. She is also a Toronto-based freelance copy editor and content writer. Born in Poland to an ethnically Ukrainian family, she immigrated to Toronto and spent years living and working throughout Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, Argentina, and Guatemala. Natalia focuses on a variety of topics, including student interviews, digital accessibility, political developments, representation, literature, as well as chronically ill/disabled/queer/immigrant identity. She can be contacted at https://www.nataliaiwanekediting.com.

The Other Side—Interviews with AU Graduates and Graduands

The Voice Magazine will be regularly featuring upcoming and recent AU grads, as well as alums.  If you would like us to showcase your journey in an upcoming article, feel free to reach out!  This month, we were able to catch up with recent alum Anne Turner. Anne Turner from Nanaimo, British Columbia, recently graduated… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Nastassia Aikman

Who are your fellow students?  It can feel like you’re all alone in your studies, but across the nation, around the globe, students like you are also pursuing their AU education, and The Voice Magazine wants to bring their stories to you and vice versa.  If you would like to be featured next, do not hesitate to get… Read more »

Canadian Latinx Heritage Month—An Outsider’s Perspective

October marks the beginning of Canadian Latin American Heritage Month.  First proclaimed on June 21, 2018, the Month is “an opportunity for Canadians to recognize the valuable contribution of members of the Latin American community to this country’s social, economic, political, and cultural fabric.”  Although the diaspora is not as large as in the United… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Tianna Vonkeman

Who are your fellow students?  It can feel like you’re all alone in your studies, but across the nation, around the globe, students like you are also pursuing their AU education, and The Voice Magazine wants to bring their stories to you and vice versa.  If you would like to be featured next, do not hesitate to get… Read more »

Re-Imagining Childhood Favourites

Hurrying down Toronto’s Church Street, I suddenly stopped midstride.  Looking down, I smiled, as I saw my feet placed firmly on the rainbow crosswalk.  After years away, I was finally home. Life in Toronto is often hectic, expensive, and at times, extremely lonely.  Many Torontonians, including myself, leave for various reasons, but a large number… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Sammy Mwakio

Who are your fellow students?  It can feel like you’re all alone in your studies, but across the nation, around the globe, students like you are also pursuing their AU education, and The Voice Magazine wants to bring their stories to you and vice versa.  If you would like to be featured next, do not hesitate to get… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Meg Lalonde

Who are your fellow students?  It can feel like you’re all alone in your studies, but across the nation, around the globe, students like you are also pursuing their AU education, and The Voice Magazine wants to bring their stories to you and vice versa.  If you would like to be featured next, do not… Read more »

The Last Days of Summer—Southern Ontario Day Trips

For those of us who live in northern cities, the chase of the elusive summer sun can border on obsession, particularly when we first feel the initial dreaded cool breezes of early September.  Two months of warm weather is never quite enough. The irresistible urge to enjoy the remaining warmth of the summer sun remains… Read more »

Digital Accessibility for Canada’s Incarcerated Students

The accessibility of online education is often a lifeline for many students, including those with chronic illnesses and disabilities, as well as familial and work commitments.  However, for others, such as incarcerated students, online education can prove to be a barrier instead. For example, AU’s recent transition to e-texts has had a mixed reception from… Read more »

AU Graduands—Interviews from the Other Side

The Voice Magazine will be regularly featuring upcoming and recent AU grads, as well as alums.  If you would like us to showcase your journey in an upcoming article, feel free to reach out!  This month, we were able to catch up with recent grad Lorri Lyster and recent alum Laura Nelson. Lorri Lyster –… Read more »