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Open for Alberta

For more than 50 years, Athabasca University (AU) has empowered students of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds to pursue a high-quality post-secondary education.

What makes AU different from other universities is that we’re online—and open—to anyone with a desire and commitment to learn. Anyone can study at AU without disrupting their home, work, or family life.

This means our students can pursue their dreams from anywhere, including every corner of Alberta—from urban centres to rural, remote, and Indigenous communities.

AU alumni are leaders from the financial world, health care, oil and gas, the arts, non-profits, First Nations, community policing, and more. Their lives tell a much bigger story about AU and about our impact on this province.

This is Open for Alberta.

From small-town pharmacist to cannabis king

Family has been a foundation for success for Athabasca University MBA grad and serial entrepreneur Vickram Minhas from Grande Prairie.

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How Athabasca University helped a trucker go from highways to boardrooms

 Jim Little traded the open road for an MBA and roles in management, consulting, and mentorship.

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AU a ‘perfect’ fit for Indigenous, remote communities, says grad

“Education can come to you,” says MBA grad Carter Yellowbird from Samson Cree Nation.

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Athabasca University a career ‘catalyst’ for banking CEO

Curtis Stange, president and CEO of ATB Financial, used his MBA to go from middle-management to the C-suite.

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Building business acumen in service to community

MBA grad Denise Blair goes from class assignment to signing corporate partnerships to help at-risk youth in Calgary.

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Why an Alberta Mountie is ‘a little bit addicted’ to Athabasca University

Shiloh Fragomeni has studied with AU through postings across rural Alberta and while raising 2 children.

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AU grad devotes career to improving health care for Indigenous Peoples

AU grad Dr. Wayne Clark uplifts Indigenous cultural safety in health care through his role at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.

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Never too late to earn a degree

Age isn’t a barrier to pursuing education dreams, says grad Laverne Wells of Blood Tribe First Nation.

Read Laverne’s story

  • November 17, 2022