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...]

Back in A Couple: List of temporary office closures in honour of Employee Recognition Event

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Athabasca University is hosting its annual Employee Recognition Event next Tuesday, Oct. 6.   The following offices will be closed and/or AU staff unavailable between 11:00 a.m. and  1 p.m. on this day: Counselling Services Unit (CSU) Centre for Distance Education Faculty of Health Disciplines (Athabasca Office) Faculty of Humanities and Social … [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...]

You’re invited to CIDER on September 16th, 2015

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We invite you to the first CIDER session of the 2015-16 season. This free, online session will feature Dr. Rory McGreal, UNESCO/Commonwealth of Learning/ICDE Chair in OER. CIDER is the Canadian Initiative for Distance Education Research Title: Why Open Educational Resources? Open Educational Resources (OER) are important for the expansion of online learning. Open licensing of … [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...]

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

Brian Burke, president, Hockey Operations, Calgary Flames

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...]

Next CIDER Webinar Monthly Session – June 3

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The Canadian Initiative for Distance Education Research (CIDER) is continuing to present its Community of Inquiry Webinar Series. This includes monthly sessions running from September 2014 to June 2015. These sessions will feature presentations by leading researchers on the CoI framework and its application to blended, distance, and online learning. The Community of Inquiry … [Read more...]