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...]

WHL tickets for AU Alumni and Students

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Interested in attending a free Western Hockey League game? Through a partnership with the WHL, Athabasca University offers fully accredited university courses to any player interested in further pursuing post-secondary studies while playing in the league. Given the flexibility the Athabasca University courses provide, WHL players are able combine their university course studies … [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...]

#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

Get out the Vote

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...]

Come celebrate our heritage!

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Are you passionate about the conservation of historic places, landscapes, or artifacts? Does the interaction between people and places, culture and nature intrigue you? How about history and heritage resources—or digging around in the dirt, through time, to understand the past? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these, you might want to attend a monumental event related to Our … [Read more...]

Registration Open for the 2015 AU Graduate Student Conference

3rd Annual 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...]