Hot off the AU Press: new sustainability book with a community focus

Scaling Up: The Convergence of Social Economy and Sustainability

Athabasca University Press (AU Press) has just released the book, Scaling Up: The Convergence of Social Economy and Sustainability, co-edited by AU’s Dr. Michael Gismondi. The book examines the potential of the social economy to transform the systems that make our current ways of life unsustainable. Gismondi, the book's lead editor, is a professor of sociology and global studies … [Read more...]

Indigenous Students’ Awards: application deadline February 15

AU is pleased to announce the availability of  new awards supporting indigenous students—both graduates and undergraduates. The awards include: The Indigenous Graduate Award - at both the doctoral and master's level; and The Indigenous Careers Award Indigenous Graduate Award The Faculty of Graduate Studies  is pleased to pleased to announce the availability of its newest … [Read more...]

Truthful Grit: AU’s Tracey Lindberg makes stunning debut as fiction novelist.

Dr. Tracey Lindberg, professor of law at Athabasca University's Centre for World Indigenous Thought and Research (where she is also a Canada Research chair) Ottawa. She's the recipient of a Governor General Award,  a Harvard law graduate and now, new novelist with her recently debuted book Birdie. [Photo Caption: Stacy Swanson, for Harper Collins]

One of Athabasca University’s own is making waves in the Canadian literary scene. Dr. Tracey Lindberg is a professor of Indigenous Studies in the Centre for World Indigenous Knowledge and Research (where she is also a Canada Research chair), and a professor of law at the University of Ottawa. She's the recipient of a Governor General Award and is a Harvard law graduate. Now … [Read more...]

Equity Studies: Equality and Social Justice

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How might courses in Equity Studies help you in your everyday life? Consider the number of events that you encounter in a day at home, at work, with friends and often with complete strangers in which you are not sure that you or someone else has acted fairly or equitably. Consider how inequality is woven into social relations whether at the level of individual, group, community, … [Read more...]