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By enrolling into an online course with Athabasca University, not only are you pursuing a journey that will enhance your skill set and offer you more personal and career opportunities, it can invigorate your mind in many ways. Whether you’re considering a graduate program through AU, launching an undergrad degree, or simply embarking on a […]
February 5, 2016 - 9:09am
Please be advised of upcoming upgrades that could impact your accessibility to the Moodle course delivery tool. Starting on Monday February 8, upgrades could impact students, tutors, instructors and AU support staff who support the learning environment. A detailed schedule of the planned outages and the subsequent availability forecasts can be found on the Learning Management […]
February 3, 2016 - 2:25pm
Mental health is a hot topic these days among Canadians, with research showing improved attitudes toward mental health, a decrease in related stigmas, and an overall greater awareness of mental health issues compared to previous years. The surge in social media channels and related messaging, along with widespread TV and radio advertising on the subject […]
February 3, 2016 - 9:05am
Interested in attending a free Western Hockey League game? Through a partnership with the WHL, Athabasca University offers fully accredited university courses to any player interested in further pursuing post-secondary studies while playing in the league. Given the flexibility the Athabasca University courses provide, WHL players are able combine their university course studies with a demanding hockey schedule. As […]
February 2, 2016 - 11:17am
This week Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Announcement (CME) ramped up awareness of the joint CME/Athabasca University initiative to equip Canada’s manufacturing sector with the skills needed to better compete internationally. Athabasca University’s Faculty of Business launched the national roll-out of the Manufacturing Management Certificate of completion (MMC) during an event in Saskatchewan late in 2015. […]
January 27, 2016 - 11:52am
Excerpt from Spring 2012 Open Mind Magazine It takes a Global Village How Abraham Nhial Wei arrived at AU from his hut in South Sudan In the early hours of July 9, 2011, Abraham Nhial Wei was wide awake, by choice. Like millions in South Sudan, the 29-year-old feared that if he fell asleep, he […]
January 26, 2016 - 9:35am
Have you ever heard of the musical phenomenon called the Mozart Effect? A French researcher named Dr. Alfred Tomatis introduced the concept in his 1991 book Pourquoi Mozart? (Why Mozart?), suggesting that listening to the music of Mozart can help ‘retrain’ the ear of children with learning disabilities – it can help stimulate healing of […]
January 21, 2016 - 12:51pm
“I could see the difference between the nurse who had a degree and one who had a diploma, and I knew I wanted to have that difference.” Before AU Early in her nursing career, Kathleen married an RCMP officer and began moving with him from one detachment to another. When their first son was born, […]
January 21, 2016 - 11:19am
Before AU Megan had gone to college and was working as an educational assistant at a public school. “Although I loved my job, I knew there was no room for advancement,” she says. “I wanted something more for myself.” So Megan enrolled in AU’s human services degree, which prepares people for more senior roles in […]
January 21, 2016 - 11:11am
Keep Organized as You Search! AU’s Library and Scholarly Resources is offering a free webinar from 5 p.m to 6 p.m (MT) on Tuesday, Jan. 26. To see the date and time in your time zone, click here Major topics include strategies for understanding your research topic, note taking, and keeping a search journal. […]
January 20, 2016 - 12:31pm