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...]

Fresh strategies for online learning

Learning to Learn Online

Learning to Learn Online is a five week online course – and it’s free! Anyone can register regardless of experience, education, age, gender or location. The course is designed to be a fun and engaging experience which will actually help you become a better online learner! From October 2 to November 5, 2017, students will learn about themselves as learners and identify potential … [Read more...]

Knowledge without Boundaries

Knowledge without Boundaries FGS AU Conference Athabasca University

  Once again, on October 28th, Athabasca University's Faculty of Graduate Studies and Athabasca University Graduate Students’ Association are working together to offer graduate students an opportunity to share their research on-line. Abstracts for paper and short poster presentations will be peer-reviewed before acceptance. Take this opportunity to improve your presentation … [Read more...]

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...]