NSERC awards innovation in AU scientific research

It was a good-news day on Athabasca University's research front. The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) just announced its results of the 2017 Discovery Grants, Discovery Development Grants, scholarships and fellowships competitions. The unveiling of the post-secondary research awards, held Friday at the University of Victoria on Vancouver … [Read more...]

Choosing resilience as a tool for success

AU's 2017 Rising Star Alumni award recipient knows a thing or two about resilience. It's a tool that's gotten her through some tough times and has provided her the ability to advance in her studies and career. When Master of Nursing graduate Jennifer Jackson completed her AU degree in  December, 2015, she feasted with her family on their Alberta farm, then hopped a plane to … [Read more...]

LEGO Robotics camp a resounding success

Science Outreach Athabasca’s most popular summer program powered up for its fifth season last month. Twenty-two kids and youth from around the Athabasca region took part in the annual summer LEGO Robotics camp, held over two days at the town's Regional Multiplex theatre. Athabasca University Faculty of Science and Technology Dean, Dr. Lisa Carter (also the Chair of Science … [Read more...]

The summer Journal of Integrated Studies issue is out!

The latest issue of the Journal of Integrated Studies has just been published! Work by students in every issue includes articles, poetry, book reviews and for this issue, a graduate student's reflection on the cover artwork (left), which is a piece from the AU art collection by Libby Hague. Changes in the Journal of Integrated Studies Our "About Publishing" project has also … [Read more...]

The Problem of Unscheduling- English 491

Do you feel stressed by the fast pace of life? Are you short on time? Many scholars have examined the ways that social acceleration seems to define modern existence. In the disciplines of English and cultural studies, we can study this problem by analyzing cultural texts of all kinds: novels, poems, comic books – even advertisements. "Unscheduled" ad Take, for instance, an … [Read more...]

New Course: HERM 672 Heritage and Risk Management

Athabasca University’s Heritage Resources Management Program is offering a new course this fall- HERM 672 Heritage and Risk Management. A response to recent natural disasters The increasing number of disasters has had a tremendous impact on human lives, livelihoods, communities, properties, and global sustainable development. In 2013, Alberta experienced a heavy rainfall that … [Read more...]

Bernard Wiese passes

Order of Athabasca University inductee Bernard Wiese passes away It is with great sadness that AU informs the community of the passing of Bernard Wiese, a 2009 inductee into the Order of Athabasca University. Bernard passed away last Wednesday in hospital in Westlock, Alberta. He was 87 years old. For many years, Mr. Wiese collected antique instruments, photos, and other … [Read more...]

UPDATED July 24! B.C. Wildfires: Student Disaster Contingencies

Update for students living in proximity to B.C. wildfires: NEW Q&A for borrowers with Canada Student Loans and/or Canada-B.C. Integrated Loans The Question and Answers , prepared by the Canadian Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, provides more detailed information that borrowers with Canada Student Loans and/or Canada-B.C. Integrated Loans may need if they … [Read more...]

Dr. Herb Belcourt passes away

Former Board of Governors Member and Order of Athabasca recipient Dr. Herb Belcourt passes   It is our sad duty to inform the AU community that a former board member, and long-time friend of Athabasca University, has passed away. Dr. Herb Belcourt passed away July 5 after a long battle with cancer. He was one day shy of his 86th birthday. In appreciation for his … [Read more...]

AU and RAIC renew partnership agreement

Athabasca University and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) have signed a new Memorandum of Agreement to continue their relationship for another five years. Partnership History Under the terms of the original agreement, AU and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada created the RAIC Centre for Architecture at Athabasca University to assist in the delivery of … [Read more...]