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Operation Lifelong Learning

AU's 2017 Distinguished Alumni award recipient stands up for her country and for the nurses she trains and mentors in the Canadian Armed Forces Not many people in the Canadian Armed Forces hold a job with an honorary line to the monarchy. Lieutenant Colonel Rhonda Crew and her newly appointed designation, Chief of Nursing Services — or, as she calls it — “The Honorary Nurse for the … [Read more...]

Vivian Manasc Inducted into Alberta Order of Excellence

University board chair lauded by province with prestigious citizen’s honour One of eight Albertans to receive this year’s Alberta Order of Excellence is also one of Athabasca University’s own: Vivian Manasc, Chair of the university’s Board of Governors. The Alberta Order of Excellence recognizes the broad and significant impact of Manasc’s work, provincially and nationally, in … [Read more...]

Students and Stress

Attending university online enables you to get an education while still maintaining a career and a personal life – but having to juggle your professional life, your studies, and your personal life can come with tremendous stress. Managing stress is something you can learn to do (yes, really!), consequently helping to avoid burnout – which leads to lower productivity, less energy, … [Read more...]

MAIS graduate students co-write chapter with AU Professor

This past week, Dr. Reinekke Lengelle met up with Master of Arts- Integrated Studies (MAIS) graduates Charity Jardine and Charlene Bonnar to celebrate. Together, they teamed up and wrote a chapter in an upcoming book which will be released in November: Lengelle, R., Jardine, C., & Bonnar, C. (2017). Writing the self for reconciliation and global citizenship: The inner … [Read more...]

Agent of Change: AU’s 2017 Future Alumni Recipient

AU’s 2017 Future Alumni Award recipient is creating safer spaces for Ontario schools - while inspiring others in North America to do the same. On December 14, 2012, Robin Bleich was sitting on her couch watching the news when she learned of the massacre that had just taken place at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, in the village of Sandy Hook. Her immediate reaction to … [Read more...]

Going with the flow: The Art, Science & Business of Craft Beer

Blind Enthusiasm Brewery Jason Foster Athabasca University Craft Beer Alberta Edmonton Kai Lamertz Dietmar Kennepohl

Athabasca University's extensive community outreach is worthy of libation Last month, a crowd of 65 people, including students, alumni, faculty and professional staff, hit up Blind Enthusiasm Brewing — a new watering hole in Edmonton’s southwest, for some enlightening tips on how to tell a good beer from a dud. Athabasca University and the Faculty of Business hosted a night of … [Read more...]

AU students to benefit from mental health resources

AU Mental Health Athabasca University NDP Rachel Notley Marlin Schmidt Vivian Manasc Funding University of Alberta Global News CTV News Edmonton Alberta

Alberta premier meets with AU community to confirm government shore-up. Premier Rachel Notley visited Athabasca last Friday to announce new funding for mental health supports at Athabasca University — an initiative that will expand and improve mental health programs for AU’s more than 40,000 graduate and undergraduate students. The government will give the university $215,000 a … [Read more...]

Upcoming Service Upgrade

Upcoming Service Upgrade

On Sunday, September 24, 2017, Athabasca University’s Banner system will be undergoing an upgrade. Current access and study in active online courses are not impacted by the service blackout. The following services will be offline between 5:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (MST) on September 24th: viewing electronic letters and grades creating transcript requests viewing of transfer … [Read more...]

Fresh strategies for online learning

Learning to Learn Online

Learning to Learn Online is a five week online course – and it’s free! Anyone can register regardless of experience, education, age, gender or location. The course is designed to be a fun and engaging experience which will actually help you become a better online learner! From October 2 to November 5, 2017, students will learn about themselves as learners and identify potential … [Read more...]

Knowledge without Boundaries

Knowledge without Boundaries FGS AU Conference Athabasca University

  Once again, on October 28th, Athabasca University's Faculty of Graduate Studies and Athabasca University Graduate Students’ Association are working together to offer graduate students an opportunity to share their research on-line. Abstracts for paper and short poster presentations will be peer-reviewed before acceptance. Take this opportunity to improve your presentation … [Read more...]