Social media VP receives this year’s Rising Star Award

Athabasca University Jan Reischek Rising Star Resized

What some might call a career, Jan Reischek (MBA, 2013) calls a fun ride. And it’s far from over for the recipient of Athabasca University’s 2014 Rising Star Award, who finds herself working on the leading edge of an industry that scarcely registered a decade ago. Managing social media for Fortune 100 companies “I really stumbled into my career,” says the 33-year-old Senior … [Read more...]

AU staff honoured for their excellence at 2014 Employee Recognition Event

Athabasca University Awards Night

Every year, Athabasca University faculty and staff do remarkable things in service of the university, and to honour them for their contributions, AU holds an annual Employee Recognition Event. This year the event was held on Oct. 1 and recognized hundreds of AU employees for the following achievements: performance (several awards are given out for excellence in teaching, … [Read more...]

Grad tales: AU grads share what made their graduation journeys special

Athabasca University Convocation

Athabasca University has a unique convocation tradition. As the grads cross the stage, a professor reads a 30-second story about each grad, giving the audience a feel for who the grads are along with the highlights — and lowlights — of their educational journeys. To recap this year’s convocation, we’re sharing some of our favourite nuggets from the tales told about our class of … [Read more...]

Architecture education ventures further online with the new BSc in Architecture

Athabasca University BSc Architecture program launch event

Architecture education in Canada is reinventing itself with an online degree that will help the country meet its rapidly growing need for more architects. Athabasca University and Architecture Canada | Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) have teamed up to offer the Bachelor of Science in Architecture. Leading members of the architecture community came together in … [Read more...]

University participates in international Open Access Week

Open Access Week

Athabasca University is hosting a number of activities from October 19-23, 2009, to celebrate international Open Access Week. The university will be joining more than 40 other post-secondary educational institutions around the world to promote wider access to publicly-funded research and to support policies that ensure access to that research. About Open Access "Open access … [Read more...]