A Decade of Dedication: AU’s Write Site sets students up for assignment success.

Linda McCloud-Bondoc facilitates the university's writing service from her Calgary office, but for a decade it's proven to be an indispensable resource for AU students around the globe. She's one of the founding members of Write Site—AU's fully online writing centre. It's much like those you would find in bricks-and-mortar universities—but because it's "AU" Write Site's … [Read more...]

Nominations sought for Bryon Paege Memorial Award

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CUPE Local 3911 is currently accepting nominations for the 2015 Bryon Paege Memorial Award. A Call for Nominations, a Nomination Form, and a Consent for Disclosure Form were distributed in an AU All-Staff email today, containing detailed nomination instructions, also summarized below. You may Request nomination forms and/or any required additional documentation from our … [Read more...]

Fall deadlines for scholarships coming up!

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There are a number of AU scholarships with approaching deadlines coming up in September. Be sure to check out our scholarships page to see if you qualify and apply by the deadline. Many of our scholarships can be applied for at any time but there are a few that have hard and fast deadlines. You still have time for these September deadline scholarships and … [Read more...]

New sociology class launching in September: Examines sociological factors and impact of workplace and environmental exposures.

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Athabasca University's Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences is launching a new Sociology of Aging course beginning in September that will explore how and why workplace and environmental factors can affect individual health. SOCI 331 “Environmental Influences on Development and Aging Across the Life Course” is a three-credit, intermediate-level course. The class will … [Read more...]

White House: Innovation in Higher Education

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By George Siemens (Reprinted with permission from George Siemens, an educator, author and researcher on learning, technology, networks, analytics, and openness in education at Athabasca University's School of Computing and Information Systems. The original post can be found on his blog). A few weeks ago, I received an invitation to the White House. The invitation was … [Read more...]

Information on tuition refunds for some students

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Some Athabasca University students will be getting a refund of part of the tuition paid for courses beginning in September. Bill 3, which was passed by the Alberta legislature earlier this summer, has frozen tuition at 2014/15 levels for Alberta students, and has also reversed a number of fee increases for the same group. As a result, AU will be issuing partial refunds to some … [Read more...]

Registration Open for the 2015 AU Graduate Student Conference

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The 2015 AU Graduate Student Conference is open and taking registrations! AU Faculty of Graduate Studies and AU Graduate Students’ Association will co-host the 3rd Graduate Student Conference from September 25-27, 2015 in Edmonton, AB. The conference, "Research in Practice", is an opportunity for graduate students to present their research, seek feedback, gain experience, … [Read more...]

Counting Critters: Results of 2015 Science Outreach Athabasca Butterfly Count

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On a brilliant, blue-skied day in the hot mid-summer prairie, what could be better than finding yourself in a field of lush green grass, net in hand, ready to delicately swoop down and collect some of Mother Nature’s most vibrant and colourful creatures—all in the name of Science? The 2015 Athabasca Butterfly Count is the perfect pastime for anyone wanting to try something fun … [Read more...]

Blaze the Trails Creek-Side in September

Fall scene of Muskeg Creek, Athabasca, Alta. [Photo credit: Rhonda Guay, 2013

Athabasca University's Wellness Committee has joined our local Primary Care Network to host the premiere Muskeg Creek trail run, Sept. 19. If you haven't taken in the majestic autumnal sights and scenery around Athabasca before, then it's time to hit the Creek! This active-living initiative is the perfect venue to hit the trails with your community peers. The Athletics … [Read more...]

AU meets Alberta Safety Council’s “COR” standard

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Athabasca University is officially safer – and a wee bit wealthier as as result. The Alberta Safety Council (ASC) recently proclaimed AU with its Certificate of Recognition (COR) status with respect to its current health-and-safety program. The ASC is a non-government, not-for-profit organization providing safety training in the areas of Workplace, COR, Children’s and … [Read more...]