Blaze the Trails Creek-Side in September

Fall scene of Muskeg Creek, Athabasca, Alta. [Photo credit: Rhonda Guay, 2013

Athabasca University's Wellness Committee has joined our local Primary Care Network to host the premiere Muskeg Creek trail run, Sept. 19. If you haven't taken in the majestic autumnal sights and scenery around Athabasca before, then it's time to hit the Creek! This active-living initiative is the perfect venue to hit the trails with your community peers. The Athletics … [Read more...]

AU loses one of its long-time community leaders: The Hon. Frank Appleby

The Hon. Frank Appleby and wife Dorothy Appleby on a visit to the constituency office of The Honourable Jeff Johnson, MLA for Athabasca-Redwater. Photo credit: Jeff Johnson

It is with great sadness we note the passing of the Hon. Frank Appleby, a dear friend and colleague of Athabasca University and a community leader. Born on Dec. 23, 1913, in small-town Alberta, Frank Pierpoint Appleby lived a long and esteemed life until his passing Monday at the age of 101. Mr. Appleby was widely revered for his devotion to community service—most especially … [Read more...]

Interested in social justice advocacy? We have a program for you

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Are you already doing community organizing, social justice advocacy, social planning , or thinking you might give them try? Are you interested in the upswing in social movements in Canada and the world and wonder why they sometimes succeed and often fail? Are you curious about transformative learning and want to engage it with confidence? Welcome to MAIS Community Studies! We are … [Read more...]