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.

Minds We Meet—Chelsea LeCamp

Who are your fellow students?  It can feel like you are 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… Read more »

Introducing AU’s Newest Writer in Residence—Joshua Whitehead

The Voice Magazine was recently able to conduct a Q&A with Joshua Whitehead, the new Writer-in-Residence (WiR) at Athabasca University.  On October 1, 2020, Whitehead was announced as the WiR for the 2020-2021 term, a yearlong position previously held by celebrated authors, Katherena Vermette, Esi Edugyan, and Hiromi Goto.  WiR’s typically spend 60% of the… Read more »

Meeting the Minds—Professor Tobias Wiggins

The Voice Magazine recently had the chance to chat with AU’s Women’s and Gender Studies Professor Tobias Wiggins in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FHSS) about his recent initiative, the Transgender Studies Salon at Athabasca University (AU), along with some of his current and past research. Background and Current Work Professor Wiggins obtained… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Dorothy Bentley

Who are your fellow students?  It can feel like you are 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… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Almigdad Eldoma

Who are your fellow students?  It can feel like you are 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… Read more »

Athabasca University Graduates Creating Community Change

Throughout this pandemic, increasing reports of systemic inequality, violence, and disregard for those most vulnerable in our communities have become the focal point in mainstream media.  In many ways, these reports underscore the reality that the pandemic has proven to be the breaking point in a historical record filled with inequitable treatment, racism, prejudice, xenophobia,… Read more »

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 »