AU holiday closures

Athabasca University is closed for holidays on the following dates: December 23, 2017 through January 1, 2018: closed for holidays. Full operations will resume at 8:30 a.m. MT on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. If you have a question about AU when we're closed, try our automated system Ask AU. Ask AU is also a great place to start even when we're open. All other contact … [Read more...]

Tuition Freeze & Fees Announcement

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Good morning, Earlier today, the Minister of Advanced Education, Marlin Schmidt, announced that the current freeze on student tuition will be extended through to the 2018/19 academic year. The Minister also confirmed that all mandatory non-instructional fees are to remain frozen for another year. During his comments, the Minister spoke to how this announcement supports the … [Read more...]

Celebrating National Philanthropy Day

Celebrating National Philanthropy Day

Raymond James financial advisor adds value to online learning As a young girl growing up in Vermillion, Alberta, Sharon Lynne-Matei’s father imparted to his daughter a philosophy of giving back. Today, with more than 30 years’ experience providing clients comprehensive investment advice, Sharon says serving in her Edmonton community comes naturally. The Raymond James investment … [Read more...]

National College Health Assessment Survey

NCHA survey

Did you receive an email asking you to participate in a health survey? Most of our AU students were invited to participate in the National College Health Assessment survey (NCHA) a couple of weeks back. This is a legitimate survey and we do ask you to consider participating in the survey. It is the first time that Athabasca University has participated in the NCHA survey and it will … [Read more...]

For the love of the story

I once read that you can teach someone how to write short fiction, but when that person decides to write a novel all you can do is stand on the shore and wave goodbye. As a writing teacher, I should object. I should insist that I can teach someone how to write a novel. And, sure, I can help students with parts of novel-writing. I can teach aspiring writers ways to improve their … [Read more...]

In-classroom courses in Calgary

AU Courses @ Bow Valley College (In Classroom),

Athabasca University has a number of in-classroom courses being offered at AU Calgary on site at Bow Valley College. The winter semester starts January 3, 2018. Registration for these courses 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.  The deadline to … [Read more...]

In-classroom courses in Edmonton

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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...]