New chair named to Athabasca University Governing Council

Barry Walker Chair of AUGC

New chair of Athabasca University Governing Council The Honourable Doug Horner, Minister of Advanced Education and Technology has announced that Barry Walker, FCA has been appointed Chair, Athabasca University Governing Council (AUGC). The appointment was announced this morning in Edmonton. Walker has been a public member of AUGC since August, 2004. "I feel very honoured to be … [Read more...]

Geophysical Observatory receives provincial grant

Observatory receives research grant The Alberta Science and Research Investments Program has awarded a $712,261 grant to AU's Geophysical Observatory. The announcement was made this morning in Edmonton by Alberta Advanced Education and Technology minister Doug Horner as part of a package of $44 million in research grants to Alberta's universities. "Education and science lie at … [Read more...]

Federal and Provincial Investment to Create Jobs and Support Increased Access to Online Learning Opportunities

Investment Create Jobs

Brian Jean, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities and Member of Parliament for Fort McMurray - Athabasca, on behalf of the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support towards enhancing online learning opportunities through Athabasca University. Investment to create jobs and … [Read more...]

University participates in international Open Access Week

Open Access Week

Athabasca University is hosting a number of activities from October 19-23, 2009, to celebrate international Open Access Week. The university will be joining more than 40 other post-secondary educational institutions around the world to promote wider access to publicly-funded research and to support policies that ensure access to that research. About Open Access "Open access … [Read more...]

WHL and Athabasca University Announce Education Partnership

WHL Logo

Edmonton, AB - The Western Hockey League and Athabasca University announced today they have entered into a new partnership which will improve access WHL players have to university level courses while playing in WHL centres throughout Western Canada and Northwestern United States. New Partnership Created Under the new partnership, Athabasca University will offer, through online and … [Read more...]

Alberta poised to become an international leader in open education

Open Education Resource (OER) Foundation Logo

Launch of the Open Education Resource Foundation A new international organization designed to assist education institutions in reducing costs through open education materials has been officially launched. Athabasca University is a founding member of the international Open Education Resource (OER) Foundation. Professor Rory McGreal of Athabasca University is the Canadian OER … [Read more...]

New academic structure to make university more efficient and accessible

Academic Structure Faculties

Change in academic structure Athabasca University is changing its academic structure to better manage the institution's growth and diversity of course offerings. Four new faculties have been created to streamline academic operations and to make the university's academic structure more transparent to new students and faculty in other institutions. New faculties The four new … [Read more...]

Governments announce funding to boost online infrastructure

Open-Knowledge-Environment-Funding

Funding for online infrastructure Athabasca University is receiving $7.65 million from the Knowledge Infrastructure Program funding in support of the Open Knowledge Environment, an innovative online infrastructure system. Specific projects will focus on research and collaboration and the development of learning management and content management systems. The funding, which will … [Read more...]