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Transforming Lives: Moving Beyond

Write for us! Transforming Lives: Moving Beyond

How has Athabasca University (AU) transformed your life and the way you envision your future? We’re celebrating a milestone and want to celebrate yours!

We’re excited to kick off a year of celebration with the theme Beyond 50. This year we will acknowledge our past, but more importantly, look toward the future and imagine what AU will be like in the next 50 years. Our learners and alumni have pursued and continued their educational dreams at Athabasca University against often insurmountable odds; aiming to achieve their highest academic goals, alongside the joys, pains, obstacles, and barriers of everyday life.

It is within this individual potential; this optimistic approach to the possible, wherein the story lies. We want you to narrate your journey.

We’ll feature it here on The Hub and tell the story far and wide. And as a small token of appreciation, we’ll send you an exclusive Beyond 50 t-shirt for your efforts.

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Here's what we're looking for

We’re looking for a story of your journey. A personal story of your history and an imagining of your potential.

If that’s something you’d be interested in writing, we would require:

  • A 400-600 word personal essay outlining why you chose AU and how the flexibility has helped you achieve your educational goals. The final paragraph of your essay should be focused on your future. We’ll even help you with the first sentence: “My personal journey landed me here, at AU, but it certainly doesn’t stop now. My future is _________”
  • Three-four photos of: yourself, yourself and your mentor, yourself and your family, yourself and your inspiration(s), your favourite study spot, your work space, your office… you get the idea!

That’s it! Email us at with the subject line ‘Transforming Lives: Moving Beyond’. We can’t wait to hear from you!

  • January 13, 2020