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  • 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 hunger 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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The theme of Christmas is often used as the setting for your favourite kids’ stories- and book-series’ characters to appear. Sometimes the setting will be Christmas dinner, other times it’s a gift-opening — and often it’s both. I tutor Athabasca University’s ENGL 305, Classics of Children’s Literature. At least six of the novels on the […]
December 13, 2017 - 9:52am
On behalf of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and Dr. Angie Abdou, chair of the Writer in Residence Committee, we’re pleased to welcome Richard Van Camp, to Athabasca University as the newly appointed Writer-in-Residence for 2017-18. Richard is an author and storyteller whose work has garnered international acclaim. The date and time of his inaugural lecture will be announced soon — stay tuned! We […]
December 7, 2017 - 10:35am
It with great sadness that Athabasca University (AU) mourns the passing this week of Fil Fraser, a former AU adjunct professor, a distinguished Canadian cultural ambassador, broadcast pioneer, and an influential proponent of social justice and public service. AU President Neil Fassina paid tribute to Fraser: “Thank you, Fil, for your wisdom and your grace, and for the culturally rich content you […]
December 5, 2017 - 7:39pm
Athabasca University is closed for holidays on the following dates: December 23, 2017 through January 1, 2018: closed for holidays. Full operations will resume at 8:30 a.m. MT on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. If you have a question about AU when we’re closed, try our automated system Ask AU. Ask AU is also a great […]
December 1, 2017 - 11:10am
Good morning, Earlier today, the Minister of Advanced Education, Marlin Schmidt, announced that the current freeze on student tuition will be extended through to the 2018/19 academic year. The Minister also confirmed that all mandatory non-instructional fees are to remain frozen for another year. During his comments, the Minister spoke to how this announcement supports […]
November 30, 2017 - 11:37am
On Sunday, December 3, 2017, Athabasca University’s Banner system will be undergoing an upgrade to apply critical patches to address potentially serious issues that were discovered after the previous patches were applied.  We must apply these new patches as soon as possible in order to ensure that this core system continues to function correctly. We sincerely […]
November 21, 2017 - 9:00am
Raymond James financial advisor adds value to online learning As a young girl growing up in Vermillion, Alberta, Sharon Lynne-Matei’s father imparted to his daughter a philosophy of giving back. Today, with more than 30 years’ experience providing clients comprehensive investment advice, Sharon says serving in her Edmonton community comes naturally. The Raymond James investment […]
November 15, 2017 - 4:22pm
Did you receive an email asking you to participate in a health survey? Most of our AU students were invited to participate in the National College Health Assessment survey (NCHA) a couple of weeks back. This is a legitimate survey and we do ask you to consider participating in the survey. It is the first […]
November 14, 2017 - 12:41pm
One of the books I tutor as part of ENGL 305 is L. M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables. The book is a popular text with students, and I always enjoy reading student essays that comment on Anne and her antics. Anne of Green Gables was first published in 1908, and Montgomery went on to […]
November 8, 2017 - 2:26pm
I once read that you can teach someone how to write short fiction, but when that person decides to write a novel all you can do is stand on the shore and wave goodbye. As a writing teacher, I should object. I should insist that I can teach someone how to write a novel. And, […]
November 6, 2017 - 2:39pm