Never too late to graduate

AU 2016 Graduate Douglas Hoover having fun with #AUGrad16 selfie stations!

"Sweet 16" has a new meaning for Douglas Edward Hoover. That's the number of years it took  him to get his AU Bachelor of Arts Degree. "I would say I'm 39, but since that joke is as old as the Jack Benny Program, I will fess up and say I turned 62 on May 2!" jokes Hoover. "It was well worth the time," he adds, noting that in those years he got to watch his daughter Elsie go … [Read more...]

#AUGrad16 accommodations

Athabasca University Graduation Convocation

If you are coming to Convocation, you're going to need a place to rest your head. We've done the homework for you—here is a list of local hotels (and those with a slight drive) and their current availability. We'll keep you updated if any of these sell out. Athabasca, Alberta (150 km north of Edmonton on Highway 2) Athabasca Days Inn (10% availability) Telephone: … [Read more...]

Honorary Doctorates and Order of AU announced

Dr. Terry Anderson seeing what retirement's about to look like. [photo credit: Terry Anderson, 2014]

The Governors of Athabasca University Honorary Awards Committee is pleased to announce the following honours to be awarded at Convocation 2016. Order of Athabasca University Dr. Terry Anderson On Thursday, June 9, Dr. Terry Anderson will be inducted into the Order of Athabasca University in recognition of his leadership in distance education and his contributions to scholarship … [Read more...]