Welcome to our Graduating Class of 2010

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Congratulations, 2010 Graduates!

Congratulations to all of Athabasca University’s 2010 graduates. Convocation is scheduled from June 10 to June 12 in Athabasca. Nearly 1500 of you are graduating this year and we are expecting over 2400 including you, and your family and friends to gather for this great event. Welcome to your university and welcome to Athabasca. Education is of critical importance to society and yet it continues to be limited to too few individuals. At Athabasca University we are about removing barriers to learning. Thank-you and best wishes now and into the future. As AU alumni you will continue to be an important part of your university.

To all of Athabasca University’s students and alumni, we will continue to dedicate our resources to the removal of geographic, financial, and social and cultural barriers that restrict access to and success in university studies and we will continue seek your ideas about how this goal can best be achieved.

Universities are measured by the quality of their teaching, scholarship, and service to community. The caliber of faculty and other staff is important to AU’s reputation for quality and we are fortunate to have so many of the very best. This past year we celebrated the awarding of four SSHRC and two NSERC grants and one NSERC Industrial Research Chair.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the establishment of Athabasca University- Alberta’s and Canada’s Open University. Stay tuned as we host podcasts to talk about the unique mandate and mission of AU.

Frits Pannekoek