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Through a partnership with the WHL, Athabasca University offers fully accredited university courses to any player interested in further pursuing post-secondary studies while playing in the league. Given the flexibility the Athabasca University courses provide, WHL players are able combine their university course studies with a demanding hockey schedule. As part of the comprehensive … [Read more...]

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...]

Meet Alumni Abraham Nhial Wei

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Excerpt from Spring 2012 Open Magazine It takes a Global Village How Abraham Nhial Wei arrived at AU from his hut in South Sudan In the early hours of July 9, 2011, Abraham Nhial Wei was wide awake, by choice. Like millions in South Sudan, the 29-year-old feared that if he fell asleep, he would miss the moment when his country declared independence — or worse, that the … [Read more...]

Meet Alumna Kathleen Soltys

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“I could see the difference between the nurse who had a degree and one who had a diploma, and I knew I wanted to have that difference." Before AU Early in her nursing career, Kathleen married an RCMP officer and began moving with him from one detachment to another. When their first son was born, she was living in a sleepy rural town, working half-time and aspiring to a degree in … [Read more...]

Inspired by a passion for seeing things grow

Athabasca University Sarah Kobsa

Sarah Kobsa (Master of Arts – Integrated Studies, 2014) squeezes more out of a day than most people even attempt. In the last year alone, the recipient of Athabasca University’s 2014 Future Alumni Award found time to complete her degree, volunteer with an organization empowering women and girls, continue managing her own national company and take on a full-time job with a U.S.-based … [Read more...]

AU celebrates the medical achievements of Dr. Glenn Berall (MBA) with the Distinguished Alumni Award

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Dr. Glenn Berall (MBA, 2007) was only four years old when he decided to become a doctor, and for the past 30 years he has helped improve the lives of children around the world. A renowned career in pediatrics Berall, from Thornhill, Ont., is a world-recognized pediatrician whose career focuses on medical nutrition, particularly childhood obesity, feeding difficulties and … [Read more...]

Social media VP receives this year’s Rising Star Award

Athabasca University Jan Reischek Rising Star Resized

What some might call a career, Jan Reischek (MBA, 2013) calls a fun ride. And it’s far from over for the recipient of Athabasca University’s 2014 Rising Star Award, who finds herself working on the leading edge of an industry that scarcely registered a decade ago. Managing social media for Fortune 100 companies “I really stumbled into my career,” says the 33-year-old Senior … [Read more...]