The hallmark of Ken Hutchinson

A passionate artist and architect, dedicated leader, community advocate, volunteer, philanthropist, devoted husband, dad, activist, and stalwart champion of the 'underdog.'  This, is the lengthy legacy of Alberta 'star' architect, Ken Hutchinson — whose imprint will continue to transform the lives of Canadians, AU learners, and his beloved family, through his positive "glass … [Read more...]

Earth Week

Earth Week Earth Day Dr. Martin Connors Athabasca University Science Ecology Biology AthaU AU University Canada Edmonton Calgary Alberta

As spring makes us look to the renewal of the Earth, Earth Week makes us wonder how to make informed decisions about environmental matters. Earth Week began in 1970, through the call of U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson, to have a “National Environmental Teach-in." A 'teach-in' will remind many of us (who lived through) the 1960s protest movements (those of us who weren't yet born, … [Read more...]

Seminar on zombie and vampire literature

Amidst this year's celebrations of the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein's publication, AU's MAIS program, together with Empire State College in New York, is offering a seminar on zombie and vampire literature in the upcoming Fall 2018 semester. AU's Dr Mark A. McCutcheon and Empire State College's Dr Dana Gliserman-Kopans will team-teach a course they've designed and called The … [Read more...]

24/7

Transforming Lives: Learners at AU is a testimonial series, written by AU students and alum, who want to acknowledge the people in their lives who have helped to mold and transform their AU experience and achieve their greatest successes. Their gratitude toward these integral individuals is worth shouting from the rooftops! We, too, thank these most important people for allowing the … [Read more...]

Our deepest sympathies and condolences

On Friday, Canadians began receiving word of a horrific bus tragedy along a Saskatchewan highway that claimed the lives of 15 Canadians, most of whom were members of Saskatchewan junior-league (SJHL) hockey team, the Humboldt Broncos. Another 14 people remain seriously injured. On behalf of Athabasca University, I wish to convey my heartfelt condolences to the parents and family … [Read more...]

Commanding his next chapter

Transforming Lives: Learners at AU is a testimonial series, written by AU students and alum, who want to acknowledge the people in their lives who have helped to mold and transform their AU experience and achieve their greatest successes. Their gratitude toward these integral individuals is worth shouting from the rooftops! We, too, thank these most important people for allowing the … [Read more...]

Welcome home to Canada’s record-breaking Paralympians

It's a happy and historic homecoming for Team Canada and its 55 Canadian athletes who competed in the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, between March 9 and 18th. Collectively, they bring home a record number of 28 medals — a glistening haul to upstage their previous hardware record of 19 (nabbed eight years ago in Vancouver) medals — effectively blowing away … [Read more...]

Born for greatness

Transforming Lives: Learners at AU is a testimonial series, written by AU students and alum, who want to acknowledge the people in their lives who have helped to mold and transform their AU experience and achieve their greatest successes. Their gratitude toward these integral individuals is worth shouting from the rooftops! We, too, thank these most important people for allowing the … [Read more...]

Planned Outage

Please note that, in order for us to complete fiscal year end processing for our registration system, the Office of the Registrar Online System (OROS), will be offline from 4:00 pm (MDT) on Saturday, March 31, until 4:00 pm on Sunday, April 1. Current access and study in active online courses are not impacted by the service blackout. The following services will be offline … [Read more...]

My chance to get a university degree

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Transforming Lives: Learners at AU is a testimonial series, written by AU students and alum, who want to acknowledge the people in their lives who have helped to mold and transform their AU experience and achieve their greatest successes. Their gratitude toward these integral individuals is worth shouting from the rooftops! We, too, thank these most important people for allowing the … [Read more...]