Fall deadlines for scholarships coming up!

There are a number of AU scholarships with approaching deadlines coming up in September. Be sure to check out our scholarships page to see if you qualify and apply by the deadline. Many of our scholarships can be applied for at any time but there are a few that have hard and fast deadlines. You still have time for these September deadline scholarships and … [Read more...]

New sociology class launching in September: Examines sociological factors and impact of workplace and environmental exposures.

Athabasca University's Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences is launching a new Sociology of Aging course beginning in September that will explore how and why workplace and environmental factors can affect individual health. SOCI 331 “Environmental Influences on Development and Aging Across the Life Course” is a three-credit, intermediate-level course. The class will … [Read more...]

Registration Open for the 2015 AU Graduate Student Conference

The 2015 AU Graduate Student Conference is open and taking registrations! AU Faculty of Graduate Studies and AU Graduate Students’ Association will co-host the 3rd Graduate Student Conference from September 25-27, 2015 in Edmonton, AB. The conference, "Research in Practice", is an opportunity for graduate students to present their research, seek feedback, gain experience, … [Read more...]

Blaze the Trails Creek-Side in September

Athabasca University's Wellness Committee has joined our local Primary Care Network to host the premiere Muskeg Creek trail run, Sept. 19. If you haven't taken in the majestic autumnal sights and scenery around Athabasca before, then it's time to hit the Creek! This active-living initiative is the perfect venue to hit the trails with your community peers. The Athletics … [Read more...]

AU meets Alberta Safety Council’s “COR” standard

Athabasca University is officially safer – and a wee bit wealthier as as result. The Alberta Safety Council (ASC) recently proclaimed AU with its Certificate of Recognition (COR) status with respect to its current health-and-safety program. The ASC is a non-government, not-for-profit organization providing safety training in the areas of Workplace, COR, Children’s and … [Read more...]

Alberta AU Students: Deadline for Grouped Study (Classroom) Courses is Aug. 1

Did you know that there are in-classroom options for Alberta students looking to take AU courses? The following AU grouped study (classroom) courses are available on-site at our partner locations for the Fall 2015 semester. Courses follow the traditional semester format and will run from September – December. For more information on dates and times, please email … [Read more...]

AU Press – New Publication: van Gogh’s “My Own Portrait in Writing”

“I’d also like to see if I can’t make my own portrait in writing. First I start by saying that to my mind the same person supplies material for very diverse portraits.” ~ Vincent van Gogh, Arles, 1888 Vincent van Gogh’s life and work has been thoroughly studied by art critics, historians, and biographers. We know about the artist’s personal struggles and the development of his … [Read more...]

Student Update: The future of AU—NOT according to (social) media.

You may have seen recent media stories, or heard through other channels, that Athabasca University may be closing as early as 2016. This is not correct. These reports are a result of the misinterpreting of a report submitted to the Government of Alberta that identifies financial challenges, outlines possible consequences, and urges action to ensure the university's future … [Read more...]

Introducing your AU graduates of 2015

Since 1973, students from all walks of life have been enrolling with Athabasca University. They come from regions far and wide—across Canada and beyond. They bring different life situations and personal circumstances, varying employment situations and family statuses. Moreover, they decide to pursue that Athabasca University degree for many reasons. But the one constant … [Read more...]

Double distinction for members of AU community receiving Alberta’s top honour

Former AU President Dr. Frits Pannekoek and adjunct Professor of Communications Fil Fraser are among eight Albertans to be honoured with the Alberta Order of Excellence — the highest accolade bestowed upon citizens in the province. Dr. Pannekoek was president of Athabasca University from 2005 through 2014 and is a scholar and tutor in Western Canadian history. He has also served … [Read more...]