From the homestead to Human Sciences and beyond

  A lot can happen in a year. With AU Convocation 2016 just a week away, we thought we’d provide a snapshot of one of last year’s graduates, to depict just how far the AU experience can take you. 2015 graduate Kirstin George’s AU journey has certainly led to some interesting adventures and achievements since receiving her parchment a year ago. When she enrolled at AU … [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...]

Our 2016 Donor Report unveiled

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...]

Study Tips for a New AU Student

By enrolling into an online course with Athabasca University, not only are you pursuing a journey that will enhance your skill set and offer you more personal and career opportunities, it can invigorate your mind in many ways. Whether you’re considering a graduate program through AU, launching an undergrad degree, or simply embarking on a life-enriching course you’ve always been … [Read more...]

WHL tickets for AU Alumni and Students

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Interested in attending a free Western Hockey League game? Through a partnership with the WHL, Athabasca University offers fully accredited university courses to any player interested in further pursuing post-secondary studies while playing in the league. Given the flexibility the Athabasca University courses provide, WHL players are able combine their university course studies … [Read more...]

Meet Alumni Abraham Nhial Wei

Excerpt from Spring 2012 Open Magazine It takes a Global Village How Abraham Nhial Wei arrived at AU from his hut in South Sudan In the early hours of July 9, 2011, Abraham Nhial Wei was wide awake, by choice. Like millions in South Sudan, the 29-year-old feared that if he fell asleep, he would miss the moment when his country declared independence — or worse, that the … [Read more...]

Meet Alumna Kathleen Soltys

“I could see the difference between the nurse who had a degree and one who had a diploma, and I knew I wanted to have that difference." Before AU Early in her nursing career, Kathleen married an RCMP officer and began moving with him from one detachment to another. When their first son was born, she was living in a sleepy rural town, working half-time and aspiring to a degree in … [Read more...]

Mobile Learning – plugged in across AU

With the exponentially growing popularity of e-learning throughout Canadian post-secondary institutions—from the emergence of multiple technology tools and mobile learning modalities related to education—it’s become clear e-learning isn’t going anywhere. e-learning fits into Athabasca University’s philosophy around the flexibility in education and learning anywhere, anytime. … [Read more...]

Resourceful Performance: A Distinguished Alumnus proves e-learning goes the distance

His successful career began with a balancing act. Hanny Alshazly had to learn the art of juggling his Athabasca University education alongside his fast-moving work and family life. Since graduating from AU in 2012, he’s finessed that flexibility further - having now added time zones to the performance. He says AU gifted him that skill. “I have switched jobs three … [Read more...]

AU Community mourns the passing of humanitarian alumnus, Manmeet Bhullar

Athabasca University is mourning the passing of one of its own. Alberta MLA Manmeet Bhullar was a beloved and distinguished member of the AU community, and respected by the many Canadians who were lucky to have connected with him. Tragically, on Monday evening, Manmeet passed away, doing what he did best, trying to help someone in need. He was only 35 years old. "We at … [Read more...]