FREE library webinar – to help you stay the course!

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Keep Organized as You Search! AU's Library and Scholarly Resources is offering a free webinar from 5 p.m to 6 p.m (MT) on Tuesday, Jan. 26. To see the date and time in your time zone, click here http://tinyurl.com/jan26search. Major topics include strategies for understanding your research topic, note taking, and keeping a search journal. The Adobe Connect link is: … [Read more...]

Correction Notice: The 2016 Impact UDL conference officially kicks off Jan 28 with wine and cheese reception

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Correction: The last version of this story did not include two featured events. These are: January 28, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. "Welcome Wine & Cheese Reception" featuring filmmaker Sheila Nykwist of “Dare to Dream”.  And our keynote, Canadian sport hero Viviane Forest. January 28 to 30 The Access Challenge Lab - an experience you won’t forget including  Virtual Reality goggle … [Read more...]

AU Writer-in-Residence Esi Edugyan to give inaugural lecture

Esi Edugyan, Athabasca University's 2015-16 Writer in Residence. She is the Scotiabank Giller prize winning author for 2011's Half-Blood Blues.

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is pleased to feature the inaugural talk of Esi Edugyan, Athabasca University’s 2015-2016 Writer-in-Residence/Writer for Health on January 26 at AU's Edmonton office. Esi is an award-winning writer and novelist whose second novel, Half-Blood Blues, was nominated for the the prestigious Man Booker Prize, and received the 2011 … [Read more...]

The Grey Cup visits AU

Athabasca University President Peter MacKinnon proudly mugs with the Grey Cup at AU's Edmonton offices–for the 2015 CFL season which saw the city's champs– the Edmonton Eskimos–take home the silver against rival, Ottawa REDBLACKS.

On Wednesday, December 9, the Edmonton Eskimos stopped by the AU’s Edmonton Office with a little surprise—the Grey Cup! Athabasca University is an official partner of the Canadian Football League Players Association (CFLPA) and has been providing university education opportunities for active players since 2014. The CFLPA is excited about our new partnership which will give our … [Read more...]

December CIDER Session: Graduate Student Panel 2015

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We invite you to the December CIDER session, the second annual Graduate Student Panel, at the Canadian Initiative for Distance Education Research. This free, online panel session will feature presentations by Sophia Palahicky, Gord Preston, and Heather Scarlett-Ferguson of the EdD program at Athabasca University. Title: Graduate Student Panel 2015 Following on last year's … [Read more...]

Free Library Webinar on RefWorks and Zotero

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AU Library is offering a free webinar on RefWorks and Zotero, two popular citation management tools, via Adobe Connect from 6-7pm MT on Tuesday, Nov. 17. To see the date and time in your time zone, click here: http://tinyurl.com/zotref. The webinar will provide an overview of how to use RefWorks and Zotero to import references, organize your research, create bibliographies, and … [Read more...]

#UPWeek is happening now: See what AU Press has in store during University Press Week

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It’s exciting times at AU Press these days. Not only have we updated our look with our new and dazzling blog, but this week through November 14, we’re joining our many scholarly colleagues around the world to celebrate University Press Week .  And you can join in the festivities, too! Getting involved in the celebration is easy. Search the hashtag #UPWeek or #ReadUP to find out … [Read more...]

Graduate Reflections: A winning “Future Alumni” prepares for a lifetime of educational contributions

Kathleen Kelava, MC, AU Alumni Award Winner for the Future Alumni Category [photo credit: Christy Dean Photography, 2015]

It’s been a sensational year for Master of Counselling student Kathleen Kelava. Last April, the soon-to-be graduate represented Athabasca University at the 3MT Western Regional competition in Kamloops, B.C. Kelava joined 14 graduate students from across Western Canada, at Thompson Rivers University, to compete among and present the ůber-challenge that is the … [Read more...]

Meet Chris Horn, AU’s Science Guy and ‘Rising-Star’ Alumnus

Chris Horn, AU Bachelor of Science in Human Science graduate, AU Alumni Award Winner for the Rising Star category [photo credit: Christy Dean Photography, 2015]

As a pathology scientist working at Alberta Children’s Hospital, Chris Horn has a big role managing work and research with "Daddy duties." But it's not a whole lot different from three years ago when he was still an undergraduate science student at Athabasca University. Only now his role has the potential to save lives. For the layperson, says Horn, pathology involves … [Read more...]

AU Students Vote: pledge your patriotism in the days leading to Canada’s federal election

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Election fever is sizzling both on-campus and online among Canadian university students. Here at Athabasca University the wave of momentum is due to a unique collaboration between our two student union bodies—Athabasca University Students' Union (AUSU), and Athabasca University Graduate Students' Association (AUGSA). The duo teamed up with their national advocacy group—the … [Read more...]