AU’s Rising Star & RCMP change agent

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Nothing tells the story of Athabasca University better than the success of our students and alumni — people who are making their marks on the job and in their communities. Meet Jeremie Landry, BPA Criminal Justice ’13,  Cold Lake, Alberta Forming a sea of crimson among the flotillas at the 26th annual Pride Parade in downtown Calgary in September, 27 members of the Alberta RCMP … [Read more...]

Tutor Positions Available for Grouped Study, Winter 2016

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Athabasca University offers a number of in-class courses at our partner colleges and universities in Alberta and the NWT. Demand for these courses is increasing and we're looking to hire tutors to fill these positions. The deadline to apply for a tutor position in Calgary, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, St. Paul and Yellowknife is coming up. A full listing of the jobs available at AU … [Read more...]

Information on tuition refunds for some students

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Some Athabasca University students will be getting a refund of part of the tuition paid for courses beginning in September. Bill 3, which was passed by the Alberta legislature earlier this summer, has frozen tuition at 2014/15 levels for Alberta students, and has also reversed a number of fee increases for the same group. As a result, AU will be issuing partial refunds to some … [Read more...]

AU President Peter MacKinnon Responds to Recent Task Force Criticism

Athabasca University President Peter MacKinnon at the Open Our World closing ceremony at the Founder's Room, Arts Common, Jack Singer Hall, Calgary, April 28, 2015. 
Photo credit: Brian Buchsdruecker, Bookstrucker Photography.

Last Thursday, four unions and associations representing various employee groups at Athabasca University, issued a media release in response to AU’s Task Force on Sustainability. You can read the media release here. Normally, I would not respond to something like this, but given that the release is riddled with inaccuracies, accidental or deliberate, I feel I must set the … [Read more...]

Interpretation Plan for Government House

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  As a designated provincial and national historic site, Edmonton’s Government House serves the city, Alberta, and Canada as a powerful symbol in connection with our political system and its people. This interpretive plan seeks to define activities that will help visitors understand the House’s historic creation and evolution through its architecture and collections. The … [Read more...]