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...]

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

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...]