AU researcher appointed Canada Research Chair in Hydrological Sustainability

Athabasca University is pleased to announce that the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has named Assistant Professor Dr. Scott Ketcheson as a Canada Research Chair in Hydrological Sustainability. Dr. Ketcheson's dynamic field-based research aims to help Canadians better understand water availability for wetlands and streams in Alberta, helping to … [Read more...]

Planned Outage

Please note that, in order for us to complete fiscal year end processing for our registration system, the Office of the Registrar Online System (OROS), will be offline from 4:00 pm (MDT) on Saturday, March 31, until 4:00 pm on Sunday, April 1. Current access and study in active online courses are not impacted by the service blackout. The following services will be offline … [Read more...]

AU holiday closures

Athabasca University is closed for holidays on the following dates: December 23, 2017 through January 1, 2018: closed for holidays. Full operations will resume at 8:30 a.m. MT on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. If you have a question about AU when we're closed, try our automated system Ask AU. Ask AU is also a great place to start even when we're open. All other contact … [Read more...]

Tuition Freeze & Fees Announcement

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Good morning, Earlier today, the Minister of Advanced Education, Marlin Schmidt, announced that the current freeze on student tuition will be extended through to the 2018/19 academic year. The Minister also confirmed that all mandatory non-instructional fees are to remain frozen for another year. During his comments, the Minister spoke to how this announcement supports the … [Read more...]

Celebrating National Philanthropy Day

Celebrating National Philanthropy Day

Raymond James financial advisor adds value to online learning As a young girl growing up in Vermillion, Alberta, Sharon Lynne-Matei’s father imparted to his daughter a philosophy of giving back. Today, with more than 30 years’ experience providing clients comprehensive investment advice, Sharon says serving in her Edmonton community comes naturally. The Raymond James investment … [Read more...]

Words to Live By

How one AU graduate — and 2017 Volunteer Service Alumni Award recipient — believed in himself and is transforming communities. Volunteering is in Anthony’s Montgomery’s blood. He began his service journey back in high school. A lifelong fondness for animals led him to help at local animal-rescue charities. He never looked back. Soon his target audience moved from four legs to … [Read more...]

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...]

AU students to benefit from mental health resources

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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...]

Knowledge without Boundaries

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  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...]

NSERC awards innovation in AU scientific research

It was a good-news day on Athabasca University's research front. The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) just announced its results of the 2017 Discovery Grants, Discovery Development Grants, scholarships and fellowships competitions. The unveiling of the post-secondary research awards, held Friday at the University of Victoria on Vancouver … [Read more...]