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Main AU website

entry point to the University.


your personal entry portal to AU facilities.

AU library

find books, online journals, help with resource discovery and more.


an archive of publications, articles, books and other publications by AU staff and graduate students.

The AU Research Centre

find out what people are researching at AU.

AU e-lab

an open and interactive virtual lab space dedicated to discovery and demonstration for tertiary online education, through workshops, e-Portfolio, and a virtual tool cupboard.


The Technology-Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute site, providing links and information about the TEKRI network of learning technology researchers and their work at AU (such as the Landing).

Athabasca University Store

A place to buy AU apparel, parchment frames, etc

Service status 

A place to find out the current operating status of AU systems as well as keep tabs on planned outages, etc.

The Voice Magazine

A magazine by and for students of AU, freely accessible via the Web.

  • I have never let my schooling interfere with my education - Twain
  • The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a hearth to be lighted - Parlby
  • We have a hunder of the mind, which asks for knowledge all around us - Mitchell
  • Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever - Gandhi
  • Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts

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AU’s 2017 Distinguished Alumni award recipient stands up for her country and for the nurses she trains and mentors in the Canadian Armed Forces Not many people in the Canadian Armed Forces hold a job with an honorary line to the monarchy. Lieutenant Colonel Rhonda Crew and her newly appointed designation, Chief of Nursing Services […]
October 19, 2017 - 1:35pm
University board chair lauded by province with prestigious citizen’s honour One of eight Albertans to receive this year’s Alberta Order of Excellence is also one of Athabasca University’s own: Vivian Manasc, Chair of the university’s Board of Governors. The Alberta Order of Excellence recognizes the broad and significant impact of Manasc’s work, provincially and nationally, […]
October 19, 2017 - 1:09pm
Attending university online enables you to get an education while still maintaining a career and a personal life – but having to juggle your professional life, your studies, and your personal life can come with tremendous stress. Managing stress is something you can learn to do (yes, really!), consequently helping to avoid burnout – which […]
October 13, 2017 - 10:38am
This past week, Dr. Reinekke Lengelle met up with Master of Arts- Integrated Studies (MAIS) graduates Charity Jardine and Charlene Bonnar to celebrate. Together, they teamed up and wrote a chapter in an upcoming book which will be released in November: Lengelle, R., Jardine, C., & Bonnar, C. (2017). Writing the self for reconciliation and […]
October 6, 2017 - 3:21pm
AU’s 2017 Future Alumni Award recipient is creating safer spaces for Ontario schools – while inspiring others in North America to do the same. On December 14, 2012, Robin Bleich was sitting on her couch watching the news when she learned of the massacre that had just taken place at an elementary school in Newtown, […]
September 29, 2017 - 4:09pm
Athabasca University’s extensive community outreach is worthy of libation Last month, a crowd of 65 people, including students, alumni, faculty and professional staff, hit up Blind Enthusiasm Brewing — a new watering hole in Edmonton’s southwest, for some enlightening tips on how to tell a good beer from a dud. Athabasca University and the Faculty […]
September 28, 2017 - 3:24pm
On September 22, 2017, Martin Connors and his team were at the Athabasca University Observatory for an Alberta Robotic Telescope project workshop and as luck would have it, they were in for an explosive night. Faint aurora covering the whole sky is not unusual in Athabasca (left picture), but scientists at the university’s Geospace Observatory […]
September 27, 2017 - 11:35am
Alberta premier meets with AU community to confirm government shore-up. Premier Rachel Notley visited Athabasca last Friday to announce new funding for mental health supports at Athabasca University — an initiative that will expand and improve mental health programs for AU’s more than 40,000 graduate and undergraduate students. The government will give the university $215,000 […]
September 25, 2017 - 10:26am
On Sunday, September 24, 2017, Athabasca University’s Banner system will be undergoing an upgrade. Current access and study in active online courses are not impacted by the service blackout. The following services will be offline between 5:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (MST) on September 24th: viewing electronic letters and grades creating transcript requests viewing of […]
September 15, 2017 - 2:58pm
Learning to Learn Online is a five week online course – and it’s free! Anyone can register regardless of experience, education, age, gender or location. The course is designed to be a fun and engaging experience which will actually help you become a better online learner! From October 2 to November 5, 2017, students will learn about themselves […]
September 13, 2017 - 9:47am