LEGO Robotics camp a resounding success

Science Outreach Athabasca’s most popular summer program powered up for its fifth season last month. Twenty-two kids and youth from around the Athabasca region took part in the annual summer LEGO Robotics camp, held over two days at the town's Regional Multiplex theatre. Athabasca University Faculty of Science and Technology Dean, Dr. Lisa Carter (also the Chair of Science … [Read more...]

Commercializing research and building industry partnerships

Athabasca University has appointed a new industry liaison officer (ILO) to help increase research funding and develop technological innovation for industry. Kelvin Cole joins AU’s Research Centre, from Kingston, Ont., where he worked in a variety of roles, from lab research to intellectual property and technology transfer. Cole received his M.Sc. from Queen’s University in … [Read more...]

Video Conferencing Saves Time, Money and the Environment

Video Conferencing

Video conferencing removes barriers In keeping with AU's commitment to removing barriers, increased use of video conferencing is allowing AU staff members and other stakeholders to reach out with ease and comfort, while providing major savings from both budgetary and environmental standpoints. Computing Services director Dave Hrenewich is excited about the new equipment that has … [Read more...]

Federal and Provincial Investment to Create Jobs and Support Increased Access to Online Learning Opportunities

Investment Create Jobs

Brian Jean, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities and Member of Parliament for Fort McMurray - Athabasca, on behalf of the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support towards enhancing online learning opportunities through Athabasca University. Investment to create jobs and … [Read more...]