Retired AU Academic Showcases Pottery Exhibit in Library

The Athabasca University Art Committee would like to invite staff in Athabasca to drop by the AU library to see the Kathy Williams pottery exhibit in the display cabinet just inside the library's entrance. The exhibit was put together in recognition of Kathy’s contribution to the AU community. In 2014, she retired from AU after 39 years as a tutor and academic.  She was a member … [Read more...]

NEW PROGRAM: Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics Now Open!

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics opened on January 1, 2015. This online 4-year Bachelor's degree in mathematics, which is geared towards applications across a wide variety of scientific and math-related disciplines, is the first of its kind in Canada. "The Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics is an advanced program that fosters innovative thinking towards the … [Read more...]

Open Our World Closes to the Tune of $32 Million

Seven years ago, Athabasca University’s Open Our World campaign kicked off. It was the spring of 2008—the height of the global financial crisis which saw the stock market implode and families and corporations cutting back everywhere. But that didn’t stop the supporters of AU from giving. Since that time, the world’s economy made a comeback, Canada maintained fiscal solvency … [Read more...]

Reducing costs and increasing relevance with open-education resources

After submitting OER proposals to Campus Alberta’s Open Education Resource Initiative, AU faculty has learned six of its applications were successful. The initiative granted more than $430,000 to the faculty members’ projects. The Campus Alberta OER Initiative is designed to assist students by reducing education costs and to provide faculty members with the resources necessary to … [Read more...]

Library Maintenance April 28, 2015

On Tuesday, April 28th, 2015, the Library system will be undergoing maintenance which will require a period of downtime of up to 2 hours. The outage will occur at 2 pm MDT. During this time, access to Library subscription databases, the standard version of the AU Library Catalogue (AUCAT), and the Library 2.0 version of the catalogue will be unavailable. The Library website itself … [Read more...]

Plagiarism exists at every university – even online. Take these tips to keep yourself fraud-free.

Plagiarism Exists at Every University – Even Online. Review these Tips to Keep Yourself Fraud-Free. In today's increasingly online world, there are many social media sites popping up that purport to provide "homework help" or "study resources" for students. Beware. They’re really a front for fraud—the soliciting of students by a contracting party to provide assignment answers in … [Read more...]

Keep Your Property Safe During Exams

After recent break-ins and subsequent incidents of theft at Bow Valley College (where our Calgary office is located), it’s important to keep the safety of your valuables top-of-mind come exam time. “When it comes to exam writing at one of our AU locations, we work hard to provide an appropriate and safe environment for students,” says Karen Thompson, director, Learner Support … [Read more...]

Nature Calls: Celebrated Alberta Wildlife Filmmaker to Debut Swan Song

STORY UPDATE: May 21, Replay of The Forest is Calling -TONIGHT - May 21 2015,  in the Community Centre at the Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.. This DVD was originally released in Athabasca on April 9th. See Article Below.         Famed Canadian wildlife and conservation filmmaker Dr. Albert Karvonen will debut his latest and … [Read more...]

Student Access to Financial Transactions Limited on March 31, 2015

Athabasca University Main Campus

Athabasca University's year-end is March 31, 2015 and to accommodate the University's fiscal year end processes for the 2014-2015 fiscal year, current students should keep in mind the following: Students will not have access to view or to make any online financial transactions through the Office of the Registrar's Online Services at https://tux.athabascau.ca/oros/jsp/welcome.jsp … [Read more...]

TD Bank Group supports Learning Communities

TD Bank Group has announced a gift of $100,000 in support of Athabasca University’s Learning Communities initiative. The gift, over three years, will provide opportunities for First Nations and Metis communities to foster learning success in adult learners. This three year initiative will focus on integrating three tested approaches in communities: community workshops, Mentor … [Read more...]