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...]

AU to celebrate Open Access Week

To celebrate the appointment of Dr. Rory McGreal as the UNESCO/Commonwealth of Learning Chair in Open Educational Resources (OER), Athabasca University is presenting a series of five noon-hour webcasts exploring major issues and opportunities presented by OER. Each session will feature an internationally known promoter and developer of open educational resources, research, or ideas. … [Read more...]

Notice of legal name change

Effective October 1st, 2011 and pursuant to amendments made to the Athabasca University Regulation, the university's corporate name has changed to "The Governors of Athabasca University". Contractual obligations entered into under the old corporate name, "The Athabasca University Governing Council" (AUGC) will continue to be valid. All future payments and invoices should … [Read more...]

International award for mobile learning project

The International E-Learning Association has awarded its 2011 E-Learning Award to the Athabasca University Mobile Learning Project. The award was announced at the organization's annual conference in Piest'any, Slovakia on September 22, 2011. Since 2007, Athabasca University has been doing cutting-edge research in mobile learning focusing on using mobile devices to deliver … [Read more...]

New research chairs for university

The government of Alberta is funding the creation of two research chairs for Athabasca University. The new chairs, one in Hydroecology and Environmental Health and the other in Computational Sustainability and Environmental Analytics, will be attached to The Athabasca River Basin Research Institute. Alberta Advanced Education and Technology is providing the university with funding … [Read more...]