Remembering Fil Fraser: Arts icon & AU prof

It with great sadness that Athabasca University (AU) mourns the passing this week of Fil Fraser, a former AU adjunct professor, a distinguished Canadian cultural ambassador, broadcast pioneer, and an influential proponent of social justice and public service. AU President Neil Fassina paid tribute to Fraser: “Thank you, Fil, for your wisdom and your grace, and … [Read more...]

Double distinction for members of AU community receiving Alberta’s top honour

Former AU President Dr. Frits Pannekoek and adjunct Professor of Communications Fil Fraser are among eight Albertans to be honoured with the Alberta Order of Excellence — the highest accolade bestowed upon citizens in the province. Dr. Pannekoek was president of Athabasca University from 2005 through 2014 and is a scholar and tutor in Western Canadian history. He has also served … [Read more...]