Blaze the Trails Creek-Side in September

Fall scene of Muskeg Creek, Athabasca, Alta. [Photo credit: Rhonda Guay, 2013

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 at the NHL Draft Day 1 – Blog from the Sunshine State

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Exciting News from Athabasca University's Faculty of Business - Blogging from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. June 26, 2015 Our students arrived in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, yesterday to participate in the NHL Draft. Last night, they met with Business of Hockey Institute directors Ritch Winter, LLB, managing director (North America) 4sports & Entertainment AG, and Craig … [Read more...]

Introducing your AU graduates of 2015

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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...]

No Filter Required: Don’t Miss the Registration Deadline for the 3rd Annual Photography and the Night Sky Workshops

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The deadline is fast-approaching to register for the popular Photography and the Night Sky workshops this fall. Due to the growing demand, participants need to sign up by Fri., May 29. Space is limited - there's capacity for up to 12 persons for both the youth and adult workshops. Both sessions are open to anyone who'd like to attend, including seniors, for the adult … [Read more...]

Three-Minute Thesis Winner Update

AU Faculty of Graduate Studies Master student Kathleen Kelava and Dr. Simon Nuttgens. [photo credit: Kathleen Kelava]

Last month, we told you about AU’s Master of Counselling Psychology student Kathleen Kelava who was selected to compete in the Western Regionals 3MT contest —otherwise known as the Three-Minute Thesis. Kelava had won competing against five of her AU peers to claim the winning 3MT title and prize of $1,000 (donated by the Research Centre) as well as the trip to B.C. to compete in … [Read more...]

Open Our World Closes to the Tune of $32 Million

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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...]

Nature Calls: Celebrated Alberta Wildlife Filmmaker to Debut Swan Song

(from l to r) Film-making Dream Team: Pirkko and Albert Karvonen

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...]

We’re celebrating Open Education Week with FREE webcasts

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We are happy to announce a series of FREE webcasts celebrating Open Education Week (Mar. 9-13). These webcasts will explore issues and opportunities related to Open Educational Resources.  Each session will feature an internationally known promoter, developer or researcher in this growing field. All webinars are from noon-1:00pm MT and will be held at: … [Read more...]

An inside look at AU’s new MOOC

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MOOCs (massive open online courses) have become wildly popular, but many members of the education community have concerns about their quality. At this Nov. 13 webinar, find out how Athabasca University is designing and delivering a MOOC that will attempt to dispel critics' concerns about the quality of MOOC education. This new MOOC, called Becoming an Online Learner, is set to … [Read more...]

AU celebrates the medical achievements of Dr. Glenn Berall (MBA) with the Distinguished Alumni Award

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Dr. Glenn Berall (MBA, 2007) was only four years old when he decided to become a doctor, and for the past 30 years he has helped improve the lives of children around the world. A renowned career in pediatrics Berall, from Thornhill, Ont., is a world-recognized pediatrician whose career focuses on medical nutrition, particularly childhood obesity, feeding difficulties and … [Read more...]