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find out what people are researching at AU.

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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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Athabasca University invites AU Edmonton-and-area students to take part in our premiere A Conversation with AU President Neil Fassina In the first of a series of upcoming Student Town Halls, Dr. Fassina will address learners with brief opening remarks followed by an informative Q&A session. When: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, noon to 1:30 p.m. Where: […]
March 20, 2017 - 9:51am
The Board of Governors and Margaret Mrazek, former Acting Chair, are pleased to welcome the appointment of Vivian Manasc as Chair of the Governors of Athabasca University. The appointment was made by the Honorable Marlin Schmidt, Minister of Advanced Education on March 14, 2017. Vivian Manasc is the Senior Principal at Manasc Isaac, an Alberta-based […]
March 15, 2017 - 2:05pm
Contributed by James Greenwood-Lee, Assistant Professor, Applied Mathematics at Athabasca University March 14th is π-day (Pi-day) – a day to celebrate the mathematical constant π, which is commonly approximated as 3.14. For some irrational reason, someone, somewhere decided that π was worthy of an annual celebration, and of course, the only rational choice was the 3rd […]
March 14, 2017 - 2:36pm
Op-Ed by Alexa DeGagne, Assistant Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies at Athabasca University On January 21st, 2017 activists participated in the Women’s March on Washington in protest of American President Trump’s sexist and racist actions and words during the presidential election, and in protest of his policies, which were anticipated to target women, LGBTQ […]
March 8, 2017 - 6:41pm
Some websites, which may include some AU websites, will not function correctly in Firefox after it automatically upgrades to version 52, scheduled for release on March 7, 2017. Firefox 52 will remove support for several plug-ins, including Java, Silverlight and Acrobat Reader. These plug-ins give a web browser additional functionality required for some websites. What do I need to do? If you […]
March 8, 2017 - 9:16am
North America runs on coffee! And so do a great many students. In this short article I take a look at what coffee and tea, and the caffeine they contain, do to the body, both in the short term and the long term. A great many research studies have investigated the effects on the body […]
March 1, 2017 - 11:17am
Learning to Learn Online: A five-week, online course—and it’s free! The Learning to Learn Online experience will actually help you become a better online learner! Anyone can register, regardless of experience, education, age, gender or location. The course is designed to be fun and engaging. What is it? Participants will essentially learn how they learn. By understanding their […]
February 17, 2017 - 4:13pm
Here at AU, we’re all about flexibility. Plenty of room to learn, room to grow, room to balance your life, and room to love. Our model allows you the time you need to nurture and expand the loves in your life! This February, we want to spread the love to AU students. Here’s how to […]
February 10, 2017 - 2:29pm
We fully encourage all readers to share their views on our articles and blog posts; we are committed to creating a dialogue and enhancing engagement.   While we encourage a great discussion, we ask you to do so in a kind and thoughtful way — to please keep your comments relevant and respectful. If we […]
February 9, 2017 - 12:34pm
First established on February 7, 1926 as Negro History Week under the leadership of African American historian Carter G Woodson, director of the Association for the Study of Negro American Life and History, which was renamed the Association for the Study of African American Life and History in 1972, Black History Month honours the achievement […]
February 6, 2017 - 8:38am