New research chairs for university

The government of Alberta is funding the creation of two research chairs for Athabasca University. The new chairs, one in Hydroecology and Environmental Health and the other in Computational Sustainability and Environmental Analytics, will be attached to The Athabasca River Basin Research Institute. Alberta Advanced Education and Technology is providing the university with funding … [Read more...]

2011 Alumni Award winners announced

The success of Athabasca University is measured best by the success of our alumni and the contributions they make to their families, workplaces and communities. The 2011 Alumni Award recipients epitomize the energy and passion of AU students. We're proud to recognize the following alumni for their remarkable achievements: Distinguished Alumni AwardDoug SchindelEdmonton, … [Read more...]

President’s copyright message to students

You may have seen reports in the media that Athabasca University has joined more than 35 other universities in Canada in electing to opt out of using Access Copyright for permissions related to the use of third party materials in courses. We have spent the last six months preparing for this move, by renewing existing permissions for materials used in print Reading Files, and by … [Read more...]

Faculty of Business awarded CMA accreditation

Certified Management Accountants of Canada (CMA Canada), the world leader in shaping strategic management accounting® professionals to lead successful enterprises in the global marketplace has awarded, for a five-year period, the accreditation of the Bachelor of Commerce - Accounting Major program at Athabasca University's Faculty of Business. CMA Canada accredits programs … [Read more...]

Another major award for Letters From the Lost

Helen Waldstein Wilkes' memoir Letters from the Lost: A Memoir of Discovery has been awarded the Edna Staebler award for Creative Non-Fiction. This $10,000 national award is given annually to a Canadian writer of a first or second published book with a Canadian locale and/or significance and it is the second important literary award given to Letters from the Lost. Earlier this … [Read more...]

Premier opens Academic and Research Centre

The Hon. Ed Stelmach, Premier of Alberta, officially opened Athabasca University's new Academic and Research Centre (ARC) at a ribbon cutting ceremony on July 29, 2011. The premier was joined by Barry Walker, Chair of the Athabasca University Governing Council, Dr. Frits Pannekoek, the university's president, and Jeff Johnson, MLA for Athabasca-Redwater, at the ribbon … [Read more...]

Provincial grant to support Open University of Nepal

The government of Alberta has awarded Athabasca University a $21,000 grant to support its efforts towards establishing an open university in Nepal. The grant was made by the Honourable Lindsay Blackett, Minister of Culture and Community Spirit, at the opening of the university's new Academic and Research Centre on July 29th. The grant, made under the department's Community … [Read more...]

Province supports Open University of Nepal

The government of Alberta has awarded Athabasca University a $21,000 grant to support its efforts towards establishing an open university in Nepal. The grant was made by the Honourable Lindsay Blackett, Minister of Culture and Community Spirit, at the opening of the university's new Academic and Research Centre on July 29th. The grant, made under the department's Community … [Read more...]

Earth’s first Trojan Asteroid discovered

Dr. Martin Connors and two colleagues have confirmed the existence of the first known Trojan Asteroid associated with earth. The discovery is highlighted in the July 28th, 2011 edition of Nature magazine. "The discovery is important because it proves that Trojans can exist in orbit around the Sun in a very earth-like orbit," said Dr. Connors. "And since U. S. President Obama … [Read more...]

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...]