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Random posts from the last few months

By  Heidi Staseson One of Athabasca University’s own is making waves in the Canadian literary scene. Dr. Tracey Lindberg is a professor of Indigenous Studies in the Centre for World Indigenous Knowledge and Research (where she is also a Canada Research chair), and a professor of law at the University of Ottawa. She’s the recipient […]
3 hours ago
In May of 1868, Elizabeth Bingham Young and her new husband, Egerton Ryerson Young, began a long journey from Hamilton, Ontario, to the Methodist mission of Rossville. For the next eight years, Elizabeth supported her husband’s work at two mission houses, Norway House and then Berens River. Unprepared for the difficult conditions and the “eight […]
June 30, 2015 - 10:00am
Exciting News from Athabasca University’s Faculty of Business – Blogging from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. June 26, 2015 Our students arrived in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, yesterday to participate in the NHL Draft. Last night, they met with Business of Hockey Institute directors Ritch Winter, LLB, managing director (North America) 4sports & Entertainment AG, and Craig Button, director of […]
June 26, 2015 - 12:22pm
Athabasca University has received $40,000 in research grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). On Monday, June 22, NSERC announced the results of the 2015 Discovery Grants, scholarships and fellowships competitions in Oshawa at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.   NSERC awarded AU a pair of Discovery Development […]
June 22, 2015 - 11:58am
You may have seen recent media stories, or heard through other channels, that Athabasca University may be closing as early as 2016. This is not correct. These reports are a result of the misinterpreting of a report submitted to the Government of Alberta that identifies financial challenges, outlines possible consequences, and urges action to ensure the university’s […]
June 18, 2015 - 1:19pm
Last Thursday, four unions and associations representing various employee groups at Athabasca University, issued a media release in response to AU’s Task Force on Sustainability. You can read the media release here. Normally, I would not respond to something like this, but given that the release is riddled with inaccuracies, accidental or deliberate, I feel […]
June 16, 2015 - 9:19am
Patricia Ripley understands working in the trenches. Juggling nursing jobs between two rural hospitals as a Registered Nurse (RN), she’s accustomed to doing what it takes to comfort patients in distress. But when her family’s home in High River was hit by the Alberta Flood of 2013, the knack for caring became all-too personal. Ripley, […]
June 15, 2015 - 4:45pm
His name might indicate otherwise, but today Jason Halfyard has come full-circle. He just received his MBA from Athabasca University. Halfyard’s roots start in small-town central Alberta — Didsbury, at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, within the Calgary-Edmonton corridor. In between receiving business administration and communications diplomas from Lethbridge College, he slowly worked his […]
June 13, 2015 - 1:39pm
If Marni Panas of Edmonton had a looking glass four years out to the future, little would she know how poised, peaceful and proud she’d be on June 11, 2015. That’s the day Panas, 43, graduated from Athabasca University with her Bachelor’s degree in Health Administration. Now she will feel that much more confident in […]
June 11, 2015 - 4:34pm
Since 1973, students from all walks of life have been enrolling with Athabasca University. They come from regions far and wide—across Canada and beyond. They bring different life situations and personal circumstances, varying employment situations and family statuses. Moreover, they decide to pursue that Athabasca University degree for many reasons. But the one constant we […]
June 10, 2015 - 11:15am