New Seminar this Fall: Alternative Facts in a Post-Truth Century

Trump and post-truth

Interested in exploring the world of "post-truth" and "alternative facts"? This fall, the Faculty of Graduate Studies and its Master of Arts — Integrated Studies (MA-IS) program are inviting you to join in attending an exciting and timely seminar (MAIS 752) led by AU’s resident MA-IS teacher and scholar Dr. Paul Kellogg. Entitled “Alternative Facts in a Post-Truth Century,” … [Read more...]

Guest Blog: Lights Off for Earth Hour

Earth Hour

How does Earth Hour impact the night sky? Let's hear from an AU astronomer! Earth Hour asks us to focus on our consumption of resources, and in particular the energy used for lighting. Like much wasteful usage, lighting pollutes in subtle ways. One of these is light pollution, meaning that the present generation is growing up without seeing the dark night sky that was a familiar … [Read more...]

5 Facts about Earth Hour

Earth Hour

As purveyors of a smooth and seamless technological experience, AU understands the importance of computers and advancement in our fully wired lives. This technological advance gives us individual access to all corners of the globe, at any time. It also gives us valuable perspective and insight. We are both small, individually, and large, collectively. Consider your place on … [Read more...]

Environmental research at Athabasca University will help create a new energy future for Alberta

Aerial view of the Athabasca River Basin [photo credit: ARBRI]

Athabasca University Environmental Studies coordinator Dr. Lorelei Hanson has been named a Fellow of the Energy Futures Lab (EFL). She joins a diverse group of 40 influential leaders in research working across sectors to transition Alberta’s energy system to one that is sustainable and resilient. Her research on critical sustainability, especially that focused on energy and … [Read more...]