Following a dream means going for gold

From the time she was little, Lisa Gray knew she wanted to help people. She didn’t realize how big that dream would become, nor how much she could achieve, until she enrolled at Athabasca University. Gray received her Master of Counselling (Counselling Psychology) degree — and the 2018 Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal, awarded annually to AU’s top graduate student — at … [Read more...]

Nurses on top of the world

When Karen Willan walked across the Athabasca University convocation stage in the namesake town's Multiplex this morning, the degree presenter read aloud the Bachelor of Nursing graduate's grateful words: "Karen will never forget how she felt the day she submitted her final assignment — the realization that she had completed this degree was the best feeling in the world. She … [Read more...]

Celebrating AU’s 2018 lifelong learners — from Canada and beyond

  AU CONVOCATION. DEFINITION: Athabasca University's traditional, in-person- and monumental community event, honouring and feting our students' degree success - away from their typical digital space - and where, in many cases, they get to meet their learner peers and profs for the first time! We welcome our 2018 graduates from across Canada, and internationally, to our … [Read more...]