Mobile Learning – plugged in across AU

Dr. Mohamed Ally

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

Athabasca University President Peter MacKinnon proudly mugs with the Grey Cup at AU's Edmonton offices–for the 2015 CFL season which saw the city's champs– the Edmonton Eskimos–take home the silver against rival, Ottawa REDBLACKS.

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...]

Beware the aurora: How AU is heading off the dangerous effects of aurora borealis

Aurora borealis, commonly known as northern lights, are a major area of research for the Athabasca University Geophysical Observatory (AUGO).

The aurora borealis that glow and flicker across the northern Canadian sky are beautiful, intriguing… and potentially destructive. It turns out that this “space weather” can affect GPS navigation and even knock out power grids. In 1989, the Hydro-Québec power grid was taken down completely by a space weather event. To get a better handle on how and where auroras are generated, … [Read more...]

Jump-starting Canada’s under-producing economy

Athabasca University Business

Insulated by a stable financial sector, natural resource wealth and a consistently high quality of living, it would be easy to imagine that Canada has assured itself a healthy competitive edge in the international marketplace. Top financial analysts and economists, however, are warning of a widening productivity gap that could have a serious effect on the Canadian economy and its … [Read more...]

WHL and Athabasca University Announce Education Partnership

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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...]