Top prize for book published by Athabasca University Press

CALGARY, AB, June 11, 2011 - Letters from the Lost - A Memoir of Discovery was the big winner of the second annual Alberta Readers' Choice Award presented this evening at the Alberta Book Awards Gala in Calgary. The book, written by Helen Waldstein Wilkes and published by AU Press, was among five finalists vying for the honour of best book published in Alberta as chosen by the … [Read more...]

AU President to head Canadian Association of Learned Journals

Dr. Frits Pannekoek, president of Athabasca University, has been acclaimed president-elect of the Canadian Association of Learned Journals (CALJ) at its recent Congress 2011. Dr. Pannekoek will serve as president-elect for one year and then assume the presidency of the organization for two years. "We are delighted that Dr. Pannekoek has agreed to serve with CALJ-ACRS at this time of … [Read more...]

RBC donates $250,000 to ARBRI

Calgary, Alta. (June 10, 2011) - RBC, through the RBC Blue Water Project, donated $250,000 to the Athabasca University in support of the Athabasca River Basin Research Institute. "We need to dispel the myth that there is limitless water in Canada and start paying attention to our water consumption," says Bruce MacKenzie, regional president, RBC. "We are proud to be part of an … [Read more...]

Athabasca University Convocation 2011

AU is awarding degrees to 1351 outstanding graduates at Convocation ceremonies June 9-11 2011 in Athabasca, Alberta. The ceremonies will take place at the Athabasca Regional Multiplex. Schedule of daily events: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.                 Student portraits8 a.m. - 5 … [Read more...]

Final Slave Lake fire update

Late last week the Slave Lake fire evacuees were given permission by the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) in Slave Lake to return to their community through a phased re-entry schedule. As a result of this announcement, the Athabasca Multiplex is no longer being used as an evacuee reception centre. The Internet Cyber Cafe has been shut down and the Athabasca University boardrooms … [Read more...]

Slave Lake Fire Updates

Athabasca University is working with the Athabasca region emergency services to provide support to residents of Slave Lake who have been displaced by the devastating fires last weekend. To keep the AU community informed about the latest developments in this emergency, the university is providing daily updates on this webpage. Please also note the standing information below. How to … [Read more...]

Athabasca University joins eCampusAlberta

One of the fastest growing online education consortiums in North America is excited to announce that one of the world's leading institutions in the field of distance education, Athabasca University, has joined eCampusAlberta. "It's an honour to welcome Athabasca University into the eCampusAlberta consortium. For many decades, Athabasca University has been among the … [Read more...]

Course Completion Rates at Athabasca University

Office of the Vice-President, Academic One of the questions we are asked from time to time at Athabasca University is about our course completion rates - how many students pass their courses? As part of our 2010 Middle States Commission on Higher Education review, we decided to make the previous year's data available to all of our students. As was the case in previous years, … [Read more...]

2011 Budget Update

  AU has received formal approval of its 2011-12 budget in an April 21 letter from Hon. Greg Weadick, Minister of Advanced Education and Technology. As expected the university has received no increase in operating funds this year. Both anticipated and unanticipated increases in some costs will continue to add to financial pressures. We will therefore exercise financial … [Read more...]

Canada Film Online receives $330,627 federal grant

The Canada Interactive Fund has awarded Athabasca University a $330,627 grant for Canada Film Online, a new project that will create a unique interactive resource highlighting the history of filmmaking in Canada. The university plans to add 50 films to its current collection of anglophone and francophone films providing a platform for interactive opportunities for film students and … [Read more...]