Beyond the game

CFL Jeff Hecht CFLPA Saskatchewan Roughriders Edmonton Eskimos Calgary Stampeders Winnipeg Blue Bombers BC Lions

What is it time for? Yup, it’s here…another Canadian Football League season, that special time of year when the calendar flips from hockey obsession to football infatuation. As fans of the great game ourselves, we understand the importance of finding that extra bit of summer to squeeze in a CFL game on TSN, or to head to the stadium, grab a hotdog and soak in the live action … [Read more...]

Grey Cup 104 Wrap Up

Were you one of the ten million Canadians that tuned into Grey Cup 104? The exciting match-up between the Ottawa Redblacks and the Calgary Stampeders drew in record numbers of viewers including 5.7 million of us during overtime to watch Henry Burris and the Redblacks defeat Bo Levi Mitchell and the Stampeders 39-33. The Grey Cup Festival is four days long and attracts … [Read more...]

Flexibility fit for a pro (Part 1)

Craig Schira Hockey Player WHL AHL Athabasca University Flexibility fit for a Pro

A large reality for many post-secondary students is that hectic schedules often run up against prohibitive class times and restrictive learning opportunities. At AU, those who want to pursue their university education—at a pace they can handle, with flexibility their demanding schedules require—aren’t running into a stop sign. There’s a reason that 83 per cent of AU students … [Read more...]

Mobile Learning – plugged in across AU

With the exponentially growing popularity of e-learning throughout Canadian post-secondary institutions—from the emergence of multiple technology tools and mobile learning modalities related to education—it’s become clear e-learning isn’t going anywhere. e-learning fits into Athabasca University’s philosophy around the flexibility in education and learning anywhere, anytime. … [Read more...]

The Grey Cup visits AU

On Wednesday, December 9, the Edmonton Eskimos stopped by the AU’s Edmonton Office with a little surprise—the Grey Cup! Athabasca University is an official partner of the Canadian Football League Players Association (CFLPA) and has been providing university education opportunities for active players since 2014. The CFLPA is excited about our new partnership which will give our … [Read more...]

Getting things done the AU way

Athabasca University CFL

http://youtu.be/k0qUDgDLbUo The similarities between football and renovations may not be obvious, but Sebastian Clovis gets it. Clovis has gone from playing professional football in the CFL while studying with Athabasca University — to hosting a home renovation show on HGTV Canada called Tackle My Reno. He knows that the common thread for football and renovations are teamwork … [Read more...]