Alumna puts sexuality out in the open

Nothing tells the story of Athabasca University better than the success of our students and alumni — people who are making their marks on the job and in their communities. Meet Nina Sangra, MC ’16, AU Future Alumna recipient, Calgary It takes a special person to be a good therapist, especially when helping individuals along the healing journey from sexual violence. They should be … [Read more...]

Message from the New President: The future is now

Dear students, As I begin my term as Athabasca University’s eighth president, a job that I am very humbled and excited to have, I thought I’d take this opportunity to say hello, and to affirm my commitment to you, our learners. While I may only be just starting my journey here, I have gained a number of insights during my transition to AU. First and foremost, I know that … [Read more...]

Honorable Grad Student Greeting

Last weekend, the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the Athabasca University Graduate Students' Association (AUGSA) held the fourth Graduate Student Conference to showcase AU students’ and faculty's innovative research. Held at the Holiday Inn Conference Centre in Edmonton South, the popular event comprised AU grad students, faculty members and multiple volunteers, moderators and … [Read more...]

Understanding the AU student experience

The AU Student Experience

This is an exciting time at AU as we look to invest in better understanding the experiences and journeys our students go through, from their first interaction with the university through to becoming an alumnus! To assist us in the development of these journeys, we have engaged with an agency partner which will conduct the interviews, and speak to AU students about their student … [Read more...]

Student organizations put mental health front-and-centre

Mental health is a hot topic these days among Canadians, with research showing improved attitudes toward mental health, a decrease in related stigmas, and an overall greater awareness of mental health issues compared to previous years. The surge in social media channels and related messaging, along with widespread TV and radio advertising on the subject has been a huge push … [Read more...]

AU Students Vote: pledge your patriotism in the days leading to Canada’s federal election

Election fever is sizzling both on-campus and online among Canadian university students. Here at Athabasca University the wave of momentum is due to a unique collaboration between our two student union bodies—Athabasca University Students' Union (AUSU), and Athabasca University Graduate Students' Association (AUGSA). The duo teamed up with their national advocacy group—the … [Read more...]