Games for brains

New online gaming project gets AU researchers hefty funding prize One of Athabasca University’s star researchers in the School of Computing and Information Systems just got wind of a healthy cash injection she’s been awarded toward an exciting new gaming project. Last week, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) announced $1 million in Community Investment … [Read more...]

Pi-Day: Sine, Sine, Cosine, Sine, 3.14159!

March 14th is π-day (Pi-day) – a day to celebrate the mathematical constant π, which is commonly approximated as 3.14. For some irrational reason, someone, somewhere decided that π was worthy of an annual celebration, and of course, the only rational choice was the 3rd month and 14th day of the year. I get the play on the date, but is π worthy of its own day?  Let’s be clear, π (and … [Read more...]

U.S. Election Notebook #8: Approval and Disapproval

White House Barack Obama Graph

In the eighth of a series entitled U.S. Election Notebook, Athabasca University professor Paul Kellogg explores the thesis, that Donald Trump’s campaign represents a backlash against the presence, for eight years, of an African-American president in the White House. In the seventh of the series entitled Glass ceilings and backlash, Dr. Kellogg examined the sexism frequently directed … [Read more...]

Supporting sustainable design, virtually

The RAIC Centre for Architecture at Athabasca University, is launching its first-of-its-kind technological collaboration to promote energy-efficient building design through its online global partnerships. This innovative, three-part workshop series, powered by the teleconferencing and video-conferencing facilities of Athabasca University, will enable students and faculty from … [Read more...]