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...]

AU holiday closures in December and January

Snow on trees at the main AU campus in Athabasca.

In December and January, Athabasca University is closed for holidays on the following dates: Dec. 24, 2014: AU Calgary is closed, but AU offices in Athabasca, Edmonton and St. Albert will be open until 3 p.m. MT. Dec. 25 - 31, 2014: Closed for holidays. Jan. 1 - 4, 2015: The university will be closed on Jan. 1 and have reduced operations on Friday, Jan. 2. Full operations … [Read more...]

Dr. Lisa Carter reappointed dean of AU Faculty of Science and Technology

Athabasca University Dr. Lisa Carter

Dr. Lisa Carter was reappointed dean of Athabasca University’s Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) for a second five-year term effective Oct. 1, 2014. “We’re fortunate to have a dean with Dr. Carter’s energy, enthusiasm and deep commitment to Athabasca University,” said Dr. Cindy Ives, interim vice-president, academic, at AU. “In her next five years, she will lead the Faculty … [Read more...]

Dr. Margaret Edwards appointed dean of AU Faculty of Health Disciplines

Athabasca University Margie Edwards Dean

After serving as acting dean of Athabasca University’s Faculty of Health Disciplines (FHD) for two-and-a-half years, Dr. Margaret Edwards accepted the position of dean for the faculty for a five-year term effective Aug. 1, 2014. “We’re grateful that Dr. Edwards has agreed to continue her contributions to AU and the Faculty of Health Disciplines in the role of dean,” said Dr. … [Read more...]

Federal and Provincial Investment to Create Jobs and Support Increased Access to Online Learning Opportunities

Investment Create Jobs

Brian Jean, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities and Member of Parliament for Fort McMurray - Athabasca, on behalf of the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support towards enhancing online learning opportunities through Athabasca University. Investment to create jobs and … [Read more...]