Do what you love, while loving what you ‘do’

Passion can move people in many directions during the course of one's lifetime — and, oftentimes, an individual's passions might include completely disparate ones — as opposite as night and day (or online versus bricks-and-mortar!) You'd never guess Athabasca University's Jim Sellers' two polar-opposite passions: delving deep into the environmental, economic, and social nuances … [Read more...]

AU researcher appointed Canada Research Chair in Hydrological Sustainability

Athabasca University is pleased to announce that the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has named Assistant Professor Dr. Scott Ketcheson as a Canada Research Chair in Hydrological Sustainability. Dr. Ketcheson's dynamic field-based research aims to help Canadians better understand water availability for wetlands and streams in Alberta, helping to … [Read more...]

Show your AU Pride! Order your jersey today!

Who wants their own Athabasca University football or hockey jersey?! It’s been one of the most popular asks at Athabasca University this past year and FINALLY we have them available for order. Don’t be left out of this opportunity to have your very own AU jersey. Wear it with pride to local events, university functions (such as convocation or employee recognition) and more! We … [Read more...]

The hallmark of Ken Hutchinson

A passionate artist and architect, dedicated leader, community advocate, volunteer, philanthropist, devoted husband, dad, activist, and stalwart champion of the 'underdog.'  This, is the lengthy legacy of Alberta 'star' architect, Ken Hutchinson — whose imprint will continue to transform the lives of Canadians, AU learners, and his beloved family, through his positive "glass … [Read more...]

Seminar on zombie and vampire literature

Amidst this year's celebrations of the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein's publication, AU's MAIS program, together with Empire State College in New York, is offering a seminar on zombie and vampire literature in the upcoming Fall 2018 semester. AU's Dr Mark A. McCutcheon and Empire State College's Dr Dana Gliserman-Kopans will team-teach a course they've designed and called The … [Read more...]

Our deepest sympathies and condolences

On Friday, Canadians began receiving word of a horrific bus tragedy along a Saskatchewan highway that claimed the lives of 15 Canadians, most of whom were members of Saskatchewan junior-league (SJHL) hockey team, the Humboldt Broncos. Another 14 people remain seriously injured. On behalf of Athabasca University, I wish to convey my heartfelt condolences to the parents and family … [Read more...]

Welcome home to Canada’s record-breaking Paralympians

It's a happy and historic homecoming for Team Canada and its 55 Canadian athletes who competed in the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, between March 9 and 18th. Collectively, they bring home a record number of 28 medals — a glistening haul to upstage their previous hardware record of 19 (nabbed eight years ago in Vancouver) medals — effectively blowing away … [Read more...]

Planned Outage

Please note that, in order for us to complete fiscal year end processing for our registration system, the Office of the Registrar Online System (OROS), will be offline from 4:00 pm (MDT) on Saturday, March 31, until 4:00 pm on Sunday, April 1. Current access and study in active online courses are not impacted by the service blackout. The following services will be offline … [Read more...]

PyeongChang 2018: The AU Connection

There is a remarkable presence of current Athabasca University students and alumni competing in these winter games — with at least 40 members of our AU student community, past and present, representing Team Canada at PyeongChang 2018, in South Korea. AU represent at PyeongChang 2018! The 2018 AU Olympians are joining the ranks of AU Athletes-Alumni of Olympics past — both summer … [Read more...]

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

On Saturday, January 27, 2018, we will commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz1 - a former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp where 11 million of mostly Jews, but also Poles, Roma, Soviet prisoners of war and other nationalities were murdered. International Holocaust Remembrance Day Twenty seventh January has been designated as the … [Read more...]