Travelling Graduates

Aside from time studying in the virtual world, a number of AU students spend their time exploring the real world. Whether it’s travelling for work, as a treat between course loads, or to reward themselves for graduating, AU students are racking up the hours — and frequent flyer points — jet-setting the country and the world over. Oh the places they’ve gone We asked some of our … [Read more...]

Law and Order: AU

How one SVU detective fought crime and managed time between the police force and his MBA When Detective James Wingate proposed to his girlfriend back in August 2015, it was a simple, understated, yet elegant affair. There were candles and flowers to grace the couple’s cozy abode in Rockwood, Ontario, a tree-lined community 10 km northeast of Guelph. And while there may have been … [Read more...]

The CFLPA and AU Team Up for Education

Just a few weeks ago, Athabasca University headed down to McMahon Stadium in Calgary to shoot a series or short commercials - commercials that have already started airing nationwide on the CFL website. With a formal partnership between the Canadian Football League Players Association (CFLPA) and Athabasca University, it was time to share what this partnership means to the … [Read more...]

No Half Measures: Getting an MBA is hard work—with a rewarding pay-off.

His name might indicate otherwise, but today Jason Halfyard has come full-circle. He just received his MBA from Athabasca University. Halfyard's roots start in small-town central Alberta — Didsbury, at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, within the Calgary-Edmonton corridor. In between receiving business administration and communications diplomas from Lethbridge … [Read more...]

AU celebrates the medical achievements of Dr. Glenn Berall (MBA) with the Distinguished Alumni Award

Athabasca University Glenn Berall

Dr. Glenn Berall (MBA, 2007) was only four years old when he decided to become a doctor, and for the past 30 years he has helped improve the lives of children around the world. A renowned career in pediatrics Berall, from Thornhill, Ont., is a world-recognized pediatrician whose career focuses on medical nutrition, particularly childhood obesity, feeding difficulties and … [Read more...]

Social media VP receives this year’s Rising Star Award

Athabasca University Jan Reischek Rising Star Resized

What some might call a career, Jan Reischek (MBA, 2013) calls a fun ride. And it’s far from over for the recipient of Athabasca University’s 2014 Rising Star Award, who finds herself working on the leading edge of an industry that scarcely registered a decade ago. Managing social media for Fortune 100 companies “I really stumbled into my career,” says the 33-year-old Senior … [Read more...]

Colin Reichle (MBA, 1997) receives AU Volunteer Service Award

Athabasca University Colin Reichle

Colin Reichle is a man who steps forward when a job needs to be done. This trait, which inspired him to give decades of service to his community and country, has earned him widespread respect and now also the 2014 AU Volunteer Service Award, presented to him in Edmonton on June 11. Learning, leading and volunteering The first person to enrol in AU’s MBA program, Reichle took … [Read more...]

The AU online Executive MBA celebrates 20 years

Athabasca University Deborah-Hurst

Back in 1994, the Internet was still new and relatively unknown; its potential power to connect and educate was seen by only a few forward thinkers. It’s not surprising then that the decision on the part of Athabasca University to launch the world’s first online Executive MBA program was viewed with skepticism. It was a brand new idea, a radical idea, and there were no guarantees. … [Read more...]