Features

The Future of Canadian Distance Education

Canada has experienced increased changes in its distance educational model amidst 2019’s significant upheavals and 2020’s COVID-19.  On June 17, 2019, the Canadian Virtual University-Université Virtuelle Canadienne (CVU-UVC) officially disbanded.  Originally created to highlight and promote online education across Canada, the consortium allowed universities to work together to allow easier transfer of credits across institutions. … Read more »

Alberta and Ontario Educational Cuts

In recent months, students and teacher associations have continued to decry provincial governmental policies by Alberta’s United Conservative Party (UCP) under Jason Kenney and Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government under Doug Ford amidst cuts to education. Early this month, the Alberta provincial government announced its plans to not renew Alberta Distance Learning Centre’s (ADLC) service agreement… Read more »

Worldwide Alternative Education Options throughout History

For many students who do not fit the traditional educational mold, whether as a result of work commitments, family duties, or even identity, alternative schooling options offer a sense of hope.  Although uncommon, over the years, innovative schools with unique philosophies have quietly educated generations of graduates worldwide.  Notable examples include distance education options, such… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Kristen Charest

Kristen Charest is thirty-two years old working as an Educational Assistant.  Enrolled in the Bachelor of Professional Arts program at Athabasca University with a major in Human Services, she shared with The Voice Magazine her favorite course and her experience so far with online learning. Could you give us a little bit of background information… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Alek Golijanin

Alek Golijanin is currently in his fourth-year of the Bachelor of Commerce program at Athabasca University.  Alek shares his humanitarian initiative called AlekGo and his experience with online learning so far.  This is his story. Can you give us a little bit of background information about yourself? Who are you? Where do you live, where… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Brittany Johnson

Brittany is a third-year transfer student in the Bachelor of Business and Administration program at Athabasca University.  Giving an interview to The Voice Magazine is now something she can check off her bucket list!  This is her story. Could you please provide us with a brief introduction? Who are you? What program are you enrolled… Read more »

Minds We Meet–Charla Arnold

Charla Arnold is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce program at Athabasca University with a major in Accounting.  Charla was kind enough to share her experience with online learning and what pushed her to enroll at AU. Can you give us a little bit of background information about yourself? Who are you? Where do… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Sylvie Boudreault

Sylvie Boudreault is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts program, double majoring in Psychology and Anthropology.  Sylvie was kind enough to share her experience with online learning and why she chose to go back to school.  Could you provide a bit of background information about yourself? Who are you? Where do you live, where… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Kieran Soora

Kieran Soora is currently in his last year of the Bachelor of Commerce program with a major in Accounting.  His plans on obtaining his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licence once he finishes his degree at AU and would love to eventually be a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for a major company.  This is Kieran’s story…. Read more »

Minds We Meet—Andrea Waugh

Andrea Waugh is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Health Administration program at Athabasca University and hopes to obtain a position with the provincial health authority, with a strong interest in working in Aboriginal health as a coordinator or manager.  She was kind enough to share about herself in our latest interview. Can you give… Read more »