Features

Minds We Meet—Jalesa Briault

Jalesa Briault, born and raised in Alberta, is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce Accounting Major program at Athabasca University. Once finished her program she hopes to complete the chartered professional accountant (CPA) certification and do tax returns or bookkeeping. This is her story. Could you give us a little bit of background information… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Fiona Nanke

Fiona Nanke lives in southern Alberta with her husband and three little girls where she takes her Bachelor of Public Administration program from AU with a major in Governance, Law, and Management.  She recently took some time to talk to the Voice Magazine about who she is and her journey so far. Can you give… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Karen Fletcher

Karen Fletcher lives in Ottawa, Ontario with her husband and three young children.  She is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Science program with a Major in Mathematics at Athabasca University.  She hopes to complete a masters and a PhD and to eventually work as a university professor teaching mathematics.  This is her story. Can… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Heather Guerette

Psychology major, Heather Guerette, is a 41-year-old wife and mother of three teenagers living in Sarnia, Ontario.  She is currently in her final semester of the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology 3-year program at AU and has given us her feedback on the program and on her experience studying at Athabasca University.  Can you provide… Read more »

In Conversation—with Bree Taylor

Bree Taylor is a Canadian singer-songwriter of pop-inspired country tunes full of authentic feeling and deep affirmations of life and love.  The just-released video for her song “Drive” is a delightful road trip full of fun, natural beauty, and the joy of female camaraderie.  Taylor recently took the time to answer Wanda Waterman’s questions about… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Ayla Ulriksen

Psychology major, Ayla Ulriksen, took a few moments out of her busy schedule in Okotoks to talk with the Voice about her desire to use music to heal, and how her AU studies fit into helping to make that a reality. Could you introduce yourself? Who are you, where do you live, and what program… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Jason Appleby

Jason Appleby currently lives in Toronto, Ontario with his wife and two kids, and he is in his third year of the Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting program at Athabasca University.  Jason has travelled to all 56 countries within Europe and provides some advice for other parents trying to get through university with little ones… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Interviewing Gerard Baptist

Currently living with his wife and two kids in Calgary, Alberta, Gerard Baptist has completed one third of the Bachelor of Management program at AU and hopes to eventually advance in the company he is employed at.  This is his story. Can you give us a little bit of background information about yourself? Who are… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Marissa Barry

Marissa is a 20-year-old mom living in Ontario with her son and husband.  She is originally from England and shares her experience moving to another country at such a young age.  Marissa is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts is Psychology, which a minor in Sociology program at Athabasca University and hopes to eventually… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Marshia Whitman

Marshia Whitman is forty-seven years old and lives in Stony Plain, Alberta.  She is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts with a major in English program with the goal to eventually write and sell a novel or work at a publishing firm.  She explains her struggles with her health that affected her ability to… Read more »