Student Contingency: Fort McMurray wildfire

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Athabasca University extends its sincerest thoughts and well-wishes to students, and their families and friends, who are presently affected by the devastating wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alta. Due to the ordered evacuation of residents in the Fort McMurray area,  please note that AU will waive exam rebooking fees  and course extension fees to all affected. We will also replace any … [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...]

Group Study Operations at Partner Institutions: A Transition Plan

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Athabasca University has enjoyed collaborative arrangements with a number of post-secondary institutions, primarily colleges, for many years. These partnerships have enabled students to access a university education in a grouped study, face-to-face environment in both rural and urban areas. However, enrolment in grouped study has declined over the past few years, resulting in … [Read more...]

Harriet Tubman’s legacy

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Earlier this week, news broke from the United States Treasury Department that abolitionist Harriet Tubman will replace former American President Andrew Jackson on the front of the U.S. $20 bill. Greatness goes here Athabasca University is proud to feature “greatness” of the likes of Harriet Tubman, along with many other phenomenal historical figures in our marketing campaign … [Read more...]

A poet among us

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Athabasca University creative writing tutor Marilyn Dumont has a bone to pick. She’s discouraged that the craft she teaches and publishes - poetry - seems more akin to the country cousin of the more mainstream literary genre, The Novel. The discrepancy baffles her, especially since poetry is considered a “high art” in the pantheon of literature studies. From Chaucer to Keats to … [Read more...]

Celebrating AU’s nurses

Donna Clare, MN, NP, Athabasca University, and CARNA Committee's Choice Award recipient for 2016

When Donna Clare was singled out among her nursing peers to receive the Committee's Choice Award at the 2016 CARNA Awards of Nursing Excellence, she was more than chuffed. It meant her years of persistence had made a difference. Since 2008, it has been her professional mission to support nurse practitioners (NPs). Clare, NP, and AU academic coordinator, is also the president … [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...]

Commercializing research and building industry partnerships

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Athabasca University has appointed a new industry liaison officer (ILO) to help increase research funding and develop technological innovation for industry. Kelvin Cole joins AU’s Research Centre, from Kingston, Ont., where he worked in a variety of roles, from lab research to intellectual property and technology transfer. Cole received his M.Sc. from Queen’s University in … [Read more...]

Athabasca University Rolls Out New Website

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After nearly a year in development, we are very excited to launch the first in a series of improvements to our website. We've focused the design and function for the prospective and current student experience. Our approach to this challenging project is centred around one major goal: simplicity. This enhanced redesign allows information to be easily accessible—allowing the user … [Read more...]

AU Partners with Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA)

AU Partners with Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA)

Athabasca University’s (AU) Faculty of Business and the Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA) are coming together in joint-strategic partnership. This new tactical alliance arose from the continued necessity to expand global competitive advantage in the ever-evolving world of supply chain management. Supply chain management is no longer a straight line from point A to point … [Read more...]