Slow and steady wins the learning race

Saskatoon’s new police chief, Troy Cooper, spent a decade working toward his AU Bachelor of Criminal Justice degree — but pacing was key to his success. With a main job ‘to serve and protect,” applying a lifelong-learning mindset far outweighed the ‘end goal.’ It goes without saying our alumni continue to shine as outstanding and inspiring examples of Athabasca … [Read more...]

National Nursing Week: Research & teaching as a family affair

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The passion for nursing, research and teaching runs deeply through AU’s Faculty of Health Disciplines. The roads faculty take throughout their lives and careers enable them to offer invaluable insights to students, and to inspire alumni and colleagues to expand knowledge that results in the best patient care. As we celebrate National Nursing Week in Canada, May 7 to 13, 2018, Dr. … [Read more...]

National Nursing Week: Get to know nursing at AU

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AU’s Faculty of Health Disciplines is Canada’s leader in online nursing education. As we join colleagues in celebrating National Nursing Week in Canada, May 7 to 13, 2018, here are a few things you may not know about us. #YesThisIsNursing #NationalNursingWeek Did you know? AU offers two undergraduate nursing programs (Post-LPN and Post-RN Bachelor of Nursing) and three … [Read more...]

National Nursing Week: Dementia from a younger person’s perspective

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National Nursing Week in Canada, May 7–13, 2018, is a great time to celebrate the contributions graduates of AU’s Faculty of Health Disciplines are making to nursing knowledge and practice across the country and beyond. Mariko Sakamoto is one example of the exemplary work being done by FHD nursing students. We’re proud to say that she caught the world’s attention with her … [Read more...]

National Nursing Week: Fuelling knowledge, teaching, practice

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In a dynamic field like nursing, research and teaching go hand-in-hand. Investigators in AU’s Faculty of Health Disciplines are making important contributions to advancing knowledge, and are sharing what they learn with students so it can be translated into enhanced patient care. During National Nursing Week in Canada, May 7–13, 2018, we’re proud to cast the spotlight on just three … [Read more...]

National Nursing Week: Medal-winning nurses

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Every day, all across the country, tens of thousands of people rely on nurses — a great many of them AU Faculty of Health Disciplines alumni — for the health care needed to live as well as possible. Every year, thousands of LPNs and RNs rely on AU in order to complete the Bachelor of Nursing degree that enables them to provide that ethical, safe, and competent care. We’re proud to … [Read more...]

National Nursing Week: Challenge, Diversity, Reward

As AU’s Faculty of Health Disciplines takes part in National Nursing Week in Canada, May 7–13, 2018, we’re proud to salute the thousands of alumni, students, and faculty who are passionate about improving the health and well-being of people across Canada and beyond. From the front lines of patient care, to leadership and administration, to research and teaching, there is much to … [Read more...]

AU Learners — Flooding Contingency Plan

Athabasca University is committed to removing barriers to education, but sometimes Mother Nature has other ideas. For our learners affected by any of the devastating floods that are occurring across Canada: we recognize that sometimes you need to put your studies on hold to deal with life’s other emergencies. When you are ready to return to your studies, please contact us and … [Read more...]

Do what you love, while loving what you ‘do’

Passion can move people in many directions during the course of one's lifetime — and, oftentimes, an individual's passions might include completely disparate ones — as opposite as night and day (or online versus bricks-and-mortar!) You'd never guess Athabasca University's Jim Sellers' two polar-opposite passions: delving deep into the environmental, economic, and social nuances … [Read more...]

AU researcher appointed Canada Research Chair in Hydrological Sustainability

Athabasca University is pleased to announce that the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has named Assistant Professor Dr. Scott Ketcheson as a Canada Research Chair in Hydrological Sustainability. Dr. Ketcheson's dynamic field-based research aims to help Canadians better understand water availability for wetlands and streams in Alberta, helping to … [Read more...]