AU Courses in the Classroom: Deadline Approaching!

Grouped Study

Take your courses in the classroom this winter! The following AU Grouped Study courses are available on-site at our partner locations for Winter 2017. Courses follow the traditional semester format, running from January – April. The deadline to register is December 1, so get registered today! Contact us to get started. Note: Online registration is not available for Grouped Study … [Read more...]

Engineering a lifetime of giving

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For Joy and Diego Romero, giving back is second nature. On Thursday, Nov. 10, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Edmonton & Area Chapter, are awarding the pair at its annual National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon.  The Calgary-based engineers have kept themselves busy blazing trails in science and engineering. But their commitment to charitable giving … [Read more...]

AU Press: Speaking power to truth

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A power of being online Much of the discussion surrounding the U.S. election has taken place on social media: memes of Donald Trump’s latest outrageous statements, extremist groups pledging allegiance to candidates on Twitter, fact-checkers verifying a candidate’s claims in real-time, and heated exchanges in the comment boxes of every major news outlet. It’s clear that online … [Read more...]

Alumna puts sexuality out in the open

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Nothing tells the story of Athabasca University better than the success of our students and alumni — people who are making their marks on the job and in their communities. Meet Nina Sangra, MC ’16, AU Future Alumna recipient, Calgary It takes a special person to be a good therapist, especially when helping individuals along the healing journey from sexual violence. They should be … [Read more...]

Law and Order: AU

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How one SVU detective fought crime and managed time between the police force and his MBA When Detective James Wingate proposed to his girlfriend back in August 2015, it was a simple, understated, yet elegant affair. There were candles and flowers to grace the couple’s cozy abode in Rockwood, Ontario, a tree-lined community 10 km northeast of Guelph. And while there may have been … [Read more...]

U.S. Election Notebook #13: Political futures

August 2004 – One of many protests outside the Republican National Convention, which selected George W. Bush to run for a second term (Jonathan McIntosh, Wikimedia Commons).

In the final entry in a series entitled U.S. Election Notebook, Athabasca University professor Paul Kellogg identifies some of the possible future directions in U.S. politics, made visible by the 2016 U.S. presidential election. In the last blog post, Kellogg discussed insight from W.E.B. Du Bois. Hopes Whatever the short-term result of the 2016 election, in the long run, Donald … [Read more...]

AU’s Rising Star & RCMP change agent

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Nothing tells the story of Athabasca University better than the success of our students and alumni — people who are making their marks on the job and in their communities. Meet Jeremie Landry, BPA Criminal Justice ’13,  Cold Lake, Alberta Forming a sea of crimson among the flotillas at the 26th annual Pride Parade in downtown Calgary in September, 27 members of the Alberta RCMP … [Read more...]

U.S. Election Notebook #12: ‘A sort of public and psychological wage’

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In the twelfth of a series entitled U.S. Election Notebook, Athabasca professor Paul Kellogg reminds us of a great insight from W.E.B. Du Bois. In the tenth of the, Paul Kellogg examined arguments which equate the Democratic and Republican Parties. Populist voices It is not uncommon to see working class populist anger as the key to the 2016 election campaign, fuelling both Bernie … [Read more...]

Spiders in the classroom

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If facing your fears is still on your 2016 resolution list, then autumn is definitely a good time to take the leap. The stage is set with a new nip in the air, daylight hours fade to darkness by the dinner hour, and households like to unleash their inner witches, churning cauldron-like pots of thick chilis or soups designed to warm their every inch. And if Halloween fever … [Read more...]

U.S. Election Notebook #11: Not a dime’s worth of difference?

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In the eleventh of a series entitled U.S. Election Notebook, Athabasca professor Paul Kellogg examines arguments which equate the Democratic and Republican Parties. In the tenth blog, he explored Michelle Alexander’s important reframing of contemporary U.S. politics. Two party system? There is a well-worn path taken by critical thinkers, equating the Republican Party with the … [Read more...]