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

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...]

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...]

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...]

UPDATED July 24! B.C. Wildfires: Student Disaster Contingencies

Update for students living in proximity to B.C. wildfires: NEW Q&A for borrowers with Canada Student Loans and/or Canada-B.C. Integrated Loans The Question and Answers , prepared by the Canadian Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, provides more detailed information that borrowers with Canada Student Loans and/or Canada-B.C. Integrated Loans may need if they … [Read more...]

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...]

Lessons on Life and Learning from a 93-year-old graduate

By Heidi Staseson Another Athabasca University Convocation, another resounding success. Perhaps (so we’ve been hearing) even one of the better ones to date! From Thursday through Saturday last week, 400 of the nearly 2,000 graduates, from across Canada and beyond, descended upon the impressively festive Town of Athabasca, Alberta, to receive their university … [Read more...]