Social sciences research at AU gets a boost with major federal grant

Mike Gismondi, with the Centre for Social Sciences at AU, has been awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Development Grant worth $200,000 over the next two years. Gismondi, along with research partners Mike Lewis, Canadian Centre for Community Renewal (Port Alberni, BC); Ana Maria Peredo; Centre for Co-Operative Based Economy, University of … [Read more...]

Athabasca University Convocation 2012

AU is awarding credentials to 1723 outstanding graduates at Convocation ceremonies June 7-9, 2012 in Athabasca, Alberta. The ceremonies will take place at the Athabasca Regional Multiplex. Schedule of daily events: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.               Student portraits8 a.m. - 5 … [Read more...]

University’s Open Knowledge Environment project wins major award

Athabasca University has won Campus Technology magazine's 2012 Innovator's Award in the category of Leadership, Governance and Policy. The award was given for the university's groundbreaking Open Knowledge Environment project, which was partly funded by the federal government's Knowledge Infrastructure Project (KIP) with matching funding from the Province of Alberta. Three years … [Read more...]

AU will not sign on with Access Copyright

Last month, The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), of which AU is a member, accepted a new model licence agreement with Access Copyright. Under that model licence agreement, institutions had until May 15th to decide to sign up and receive a discount incentive. After careful study and analysis of the costs and benefits, Athabasca University has decided not to … [Read more...]

Creative Commons Canada re-launch

Athabasca University, BCcampus, and the Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic have joined together to re-establish a CC affiliate team in Canada. All three organizations will take part in the official relaunch at the Creative Commons Salon Ottawa: Open Data on Friday, March 30. This is not a new affiliate so much as a re-ignition of our existing … [Read more...]

University recognized for healthy workplace environment

Athabasca University is among nine Alberta employers recently honoured by Premier Allison Redford for making their workplaces both healthier and happier. The university has won the Award of Merit in the large workplaces category for the 2011 Premiers Award for Healthy workplaces. The annual award is designed to recognize workplaces in Alberta that provide strategies, initiatives, … [Read more...]

A special performance by AU’s new writer in residence

Where do people go, and what do they do, after they die? Athabasca University's new writer in residence, Tololwa M. Mollel, will touch on this mystery in his January 26 performance of his story From Lands of the Night. Mollel, an award-winning children's author, playwright, actor and storyteller, and his 10-year-old co-star Maya Yohani, will both tell and perform this … [Read more...]

New writer in residence

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Office of Advancement are pleased to announce Athabasca University's 2011/2012 Writer in Residence, Tololwa Mollel. Mollel is well-known as a story teller and has written several books for children. He explores the oral traditions of African and North American cultures in his writing and performances. The residency will … [Read more...]

Call for 2012 honorary doctorate nominations

The Board of Governors of Athabasca University invites nominations for honorary degrees to be presented at the university’s convocation ceremonies on June 7, 8, and 9, 2012, in Athabasca, Alta. The deadline for nominations is December 9, 2011. Candidates for honorary degrees should be persons who have: made significant community contributions provided leadership and … [Read more...]

International award for AU Press publication

Imagining Head Smashed In: Aboriginal Buffalo Hunting on the Northern Plains, written by Jack Brink and published by Athabasca University Press, has won the second annual Felicia A. Holton Book Award from the Archaeological Institute of America. Brink will receive the award at AIA's Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in January, 2012. "This is an incredibly important … [Read more...]