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...]

Export Award for Athabasca University

The Alberta Chamber of Commerce has awarded its 2011 Export Award of Distinction to Athabasca University. The award was announced at a ceremony in Edmonton on Friday, March 4th. The award was one of several presented at the annual ceremony that recognizes the province's top business performers. "I would like to applaud the Chambers of Commerce for seeing the power and … [Read more...]

Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Architecture launched

EDMONTON  - Architecture Canada | RAIC and Athabasca University joined together at a reception today to celebrate the approval by the Alberta Government of a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Architecture to be offered through the RAIC Centre for Architecture at Athabasca University. "We are very pleased to see this program offered through Athabasca University. It will soon provide … [Read more...]

Athabasca University awarded UNESCO/COL Chair in Open Educational Resources

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Vancouver-based Commonwealth of Learning (COL) have announced the creation of a new Chair in Open Educational Resources (OER) for Athabasca University. The chair will be held by Dr. Rory McGreal, AU's Associate Vice-president of Research. This is the first UNESCO chair to be created in Alberta … [Read more...]

Mobile learning research gets a major boost from CFI

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) has awarded $346,142 to Athabasca University to support Open Social Mobile Systems for eLearning Research (OSMoSYS) led by Dr. Jon Dron of the School for Computing and Information Systems. The announcement was made earlier today in Guelph, Ontario by the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for Science and Technology. "The investment … [Read more...]

University decides not to renew Access Copyright licence

In order to protect students from a more than ten-fold increase in copyright fees, Athabasca University, like the majority of universities in Canada, has decided not to renew its licence with Access Copyright, a Canadian copyright licencing agency. The current agreement will expire on December 31, 2010. Access Copyright has applied to the Copyright Board of Canada for permission to … [Read more...]