Reducing costs and increasing relevance with open-education resources

After submitting OER proposals to Campus Alberta’s Open Education Resource Initiative, AU faculty has learned six of its applications were successful. The initiative granted more than $430,000 to the faculty members’ projects. The Campus Alberta OER Initiative is designed to assist students by reducing education costs and to provide faculty members with the resources necessary to … [Read more...]

AU announces the 2014-2015 Writer in Residence

Athabasca University Anita

Athabasca University's Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is ecstatic to announce that Anita Rau Badami will be AUs 2014-2015 Writer in Residence.  Anita is an award-winning novelist and essayist whose critically acclaimed books have been published in several languages across the world. About Anita Badami Anita Rau Badami is the author of four novels: Tamarind Mem (Penguin, … [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...]

Recipients of the President’s Award for Research and Scholarly Excellence announced

Athabasca University ARC Building

Dr. Frits Pannekoek, President of Athabasca University, announced the two recipients of the President's Award for Research and Scholarly Excellence (PARSE). This award is presented each year. Adjudication of PARSE is done by the General Faculties Council Academic Excellence Awards Committee (AEAC). This award is given in recognition of a record of excellence in research … [Read more...]