Supporting sustainable design, virtually

adst-200-1 student designs [courtesy of the RAIC Centre for Architecture at Athabasca University]

The RAIC Centre for Architecture at Athabasca University, is launching its first-of-its-kind technological collaboration to promote energy-efficient building design through its online global partnerships. This innovative, three-part workshop series, powered by the teleconferencing and video-conferencing facilities of Athabasca University, will enable students and faculty from … [Read more...]

Business of Hockey Institute honoring Chicago Blackhawks head

John McDonough, president & CEO, CHP, Chicago Blackhawks, is recognized for his outstanding contributions to the business of hockey through the first-ever honourary Certified Hockey professional (CHP) designation. [photo credit: Chicago Blackhawks)

The Business of Hockey Institute (BHI) will be awarding the first-ever honorary Certified Hockey Professional (CHP) designation to John McDonough, President & CEO of the Chicago Blackhawks. Dr. Deborah Hurst, dean of Athabasca University's Faculty of Business, BHI's academic partner, says honouring McDonough is the "perfect fit." "BHI could not have recognized a more … [Read more...]

Mobile Learning – plugged in across AU

Dr. Mohamed Ally

With the exponentially growing popularity of e-learning throughout Canadian post-secondary institutions—from the emergence of multiple technology tools and mobile learning modalities related to education—it’s become clear e-learning isn’t going anywhere. e-learning fits into Athabasca University’s philosophy around the flexibility in education and learning anywhere, anytime. … [Read more...]

New sociology class launching in September: Examines sociological factors and impact of workplace and environmental exposures.

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Athabasca University's Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences is launching a new Sociology of Aging course beginning in September that will explore how and why workplace and environmental factors can affect individual health. SOCI 331 “Environmental Influences on Development and Aging Across the Life Course” is a three-credit, intermediate-level course. The class will … [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...]

Double distinction for members of AU community receiving Alberta’s top honour

Fil Fraser, AU adjunct communications professor and one of the 2015 members of the Alberta Order of Excellence.

Former AU President Dr. Frits Pannekoek and adjunct Professor of Communications Fil Fraser are among eight Albertans to be honoured with the Alberta Order of Excellence — the highest accolade bestowed upon citizens in the province. Dr. Pannekoek was president of Athabasca University from 2005 through 2014 and is a scholar and tutor in Western Canadian history. He has also served … [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...]

Peter MacKinnon extends his stay as AU’s president

Athabasca University President Peter McKinnon

We are pleased to announce that Peter MacKinnon has agreed to an extension of his contract as Interim President of Athabasca University. Given the important work Peter has undertaken, and the excellent relationship he has built with faculty and staff, governments and our Campus Alberta partners in the short time since his arrival, the Board of Governors has agreed to extend his … [Read more...]