Apply for AU’s Indigenous Awards

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Funded by the Government of Alberta and administered by Athabasca University, the 2016-17 Indigenous Careers Award and Indigenous Graduate Award are intended to encourage a larger proportion of indigenous Albertans (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) to pursue and complete full-time undergraduate or graduate studies in Alberta. We had a successful application turnout for the 2015-16 … [Read more...]

Helping students affected by natural disasters

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In response to the devastating wildfire affecting our students in Fort McMurray, AU’s Student Awards Committee has approved two new awards to help students impacted by the fires. The Natural Disaster Convocation Bursary can fund up to $1,000 for students who are facing unexpected expenses that may affect their participation in Convocation. The Natural Disaster Emergency … [Read more...]

Deadline for five student awards: May 15

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The deadline is fast approaching to apply for a number of AU student awards, scholarships and bursaries. AU's Awards Program  recognizes students who excel academically and in their careers and communities. Please note the deadline to apply for the following awards, scholarships and bursaries is May 15, 2016. These awards include: The Albert & Pirkko Karvonen … [Read more...]

From educational pipe dreams to reality

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by Heidi Staseson For many online students, it is rare to meet your professors in person. But not for Tania Kruk. A few weeks ago, the soon-to-be AU graduate (Bachelor of Health Administration) met her  epidemiology tutor, Dr. Allyson Jones, while working on her practicum at the Aboriginal Health Program at Edmonton’s Royal Alexandra Hospital. They were attending the same … [Read more...]

Our 2016 Donor Report unveiled

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Athabasca University is pleased to present its 2016 Donor Report. Thirty-three pages of gratitude Inside you will find news about the support provided to the university over the past few years by more than 500 individuals, groups and corporations who believe in AU’s unique and important mission. The report also highlights some of the recent achievements that have resulted from … [Read more...]

AU Doctoral Students: internal deadline for 60k Trudeau Scholarship – Nov. 19

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The AU internal deadline for Doctoral students wishing to apply for the exclusive 2016 Trudeau Scholarship is Nov. 19. Valued at $60,000 annually, for a maximum of three years, the Trudeau Scholarship is the most prestigious award of its type in Canada. All-in-one-fund In addition to generous financial support, it also includes a separate annual travel allowance to support … [Read more...]

Final Call to Apply: AU Graduate Student Research Fund

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AU graduate students who are involved in major research projects or theses: there's funding available to you—but you have to act fast! Funding falls under Graduate Student Research Fund (GSRF) which covers out-of-pocket expenses for conducting research and dissemination of research. The application deadline for the Graduate Student Research Fund (GSRF) is  Tues. Oct. 13, … [Read more...]

Open Our World Closes to the Tune of $32 Million

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Seven years ago, Athabasca University’s Open Our World campaign kicked off. It was the spring of 2008—the height of the global financial crisis which saw the stock market implode and families and corporations cutting back everywhere. But that didn’t stop the supporters of AU from giving. Since that time, the world’s economy made a comeback, Canada maintained fiscal solvency … [Read more...]

Nature Calls: Celebrated Alberta Wildlife Filmmaker to Debut Swan Song

(from l to r) Film-making Dream Team: Pirkko and Albert Karvonen

STORY UPDATE: May 21, Replay of The Forest is Calling -TONIGHT - May 21 2015,  in the Community Centre at the Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.. This DVD was originally released in Athabasca on April 9th. See Article Below.         Famed Canadian wildlife and conservation filmmaker Dr. Albert Karvonen will debut his latest and … [Read more...]

Export Award for Athabasca University

The Alberta Chamber of Commerce has awarded its 2011 Export Award of Distinction to Athabasca University. The award was announced at a ceremony in Edmonton on Friday, March 4th. The award was one of several presented at the annual ceremony that recognizes the province's top business performers. "I would like to applaud the Chambers of Commerce for seeing the power and … [Read more...]