In-classroom courses in Edmonton

Group Study, Athabasca University, #AthaU, AU, Peace Hills Trust, Edmonton, Alberta

Athabasca University is offering MATH 215: Introduction to Statistics in the classroom at our Peace Hills Trust location in Edmonton. The winter semester starts January 3, 2018. Registration for this course is now open by following the registration process on the in-classroom (Grouped Study) site.  Courses follow the traditional semester format and will run from January-April.  … [Read more...]

Words to Live By

How one AU graduate — and 2017 Volunteer Service Alumni Award recipient — believed in himself and is transforming communities. Volunteering is in Anthony’s Montgomery’s blood. He began his service journey back in high school. A lifelong fondness for animals led him to help at local animal-rescue charities. He never looked back. Soon his target audience moved from four legs to … [Read more...]

Announcing a new Vice-President Information Technology & CIO

Athabasca University is pleased to announce that Ms. Jennifer Griffin Schaeffer has accepted the role of Vice-President Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (VPIT and CIO) effective November 6, 2017. Schaeffer brings over 15 years of executive management experience and over 20 years of digital strategy and information and communication technology expertise to this … [Read more...]

Operation Lifelong Learning

AU's 2017 Distinguished Alumni award recipient stands up for her country and for the nurses she trains and mentors in the Canadian Armed Forces Not many people in the Canadian Armed Forces hold a job with an honorary line to the monarchy. Lieutenant Colonel Rhonda Crew and her newly appointed designation, Chief of Nursing Services — or, as she calls it — “The Honorary Nurse for the … [Read more...]

Vivian Manasc Inducted into Alberta Order of Excellence

University board chair lauded by province with prestigious citizen’s honour One of eight Albertans to receive this year’s Alberta Order of Excellence is also one of Athabasca University’s own: Vivian Manasc, Chair of the university’s Board of Governors. The Alberta Order of Excellence recognizes the broad and significant impact of Manasc’s work, provincially and nationally, in … [Read more...]

Students and Stress

Attending university online enables you to get an education while still maintaining a career and a personal life – but having to juggle your professional life, your studies, and your personal life can come with tremendous stress. Managing stress is something you can learn to do (yes, really!), consequently helping to avoid burnout – which leads to lower productivity, less energy, … [Read more...]

MAIS graduate students co-write chapter with AU Professor

This past week, Dr. Reinekke Lengelle met up with Master of Arts- Integrated Studies (MAIS) graduates Charity Jardine and Charlene Bonnar to celebrate. Together, they teamed up and wrote a chapter in an upcoming book which will be released in November: Lengelle, R., Jardine, C., & Bonnar, C. (2017). Writing the self for reconciliation and global citizenship: The inner … [Read more...]

Agent of Change: AU’s 2017 Future Alumni Recipient

AU’s 2017 Future Alumni Award recipient is creating safer spaces for Ontario schools - while inspiring others in North America to do the same. On December 14, 2012, Robin Bleich was sitting on her couch watching the news when she learned of the massacre that had just taken place at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, in the village of Sandy Hook. Her immediate reaction to … [Read more...]

Going with the flow: The Art, Science & Business of Craft Beer

Blind Enthusiasm Brewery Jason Foster Athabasca University Craft Beer Alberta Edmonton Kai Lamertz Dietmar Kennepohl

Athabasca University's extensive community outreach is worthy of libation Last month, a crowd of 65 people, including students, alumni, faculty and professional staff, hit up Blind Enthusiasm Brewing — a new watering hole in Edmonton’s southwest, for some enlightening tips on how to tell a good beer from a dud. Athabasca University and the Faculty of Business hosted a night of … [Read more...]

AU students to benefit from mental health resources

AU Mental Health Athabasca University NDP Rachel Notley Marlin Schmidt Vivian Manasc Funding University of Alberta Global News CTV News Edmonton Alberta

Alberta premier meets with AU community to confirm government shore-up. Premier Rachel Notley visited Athabasca last Friday to announce new funding for mental health supports at Athabasca University — an initiative that will expand and improve mental health programs for AU’s more than 40,000 graduate and undergraduate students. The government will give the university $215,000 a … [Read more...]