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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 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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Mirror, Mirror, on the wall: Who’s the fairest of them all? Why stepmothers, of course. This according to one AU researcher and 2016 graduate, Cara Zaharychuk. Through the years, television, motion-picture and fairy-tale portrayals haven’t been kind to the stepmother. From Cinderella’s venomous grey-bunned arch-enemy (who, in Disney’s version, forced the latter to scrub bare […]
April 20, 2017 - 12:19pm
Around every corner is a new learning opportunity. But be wary. With the wide stretch of the Internet, many of these ‘opportunities’ present more like mindless minutiae. And that includes the swath of podcast feeds gaining media momentum on the web these days. Despite what you might hear from others, or what you might find […]
April 11, 2017 - 9:55am
Did you know that both WestJet and Air Canada are offering special flight savings for AU graduates and their guests attending #AthaU17? Air Canada An Air Canada discount is available for persons travelling to and from Edmonton between June 1 and June 17, 2017. To take advantage of the discount, visit aircanada.com and enter promotion code QY87KC81. WestJet     […]
April 10, 2017 - 3:44pm
Know an AU alum or soon-to-be-grad who’s making a difference? Recognizing our students and alumni for reaching milestones in their education, jobs, and communities around the globe — now that’s something we think is worth celebrating. Nominate a friend, colleague or family member for one of the four 2017 Athabasca University Alumni Awards. The award categories include: […]
April 7, 2017 - 3:48pm
Have you ever wanted to explore Italy’s Old World Tuscany countryside from a New World, eco-educational vantage point? Athabasca University, in partnership with The Synergia Institute, is providing an opportunity for interested students to do just that from July 10 to 21. Summer school you want to attend The Transition to Cooperative Commonwealth: Pathways to […]
April 4, 2017 - 1:07pm
Interested in exploring the world of “post-truth” and “alternative facts”? This fall, the Faculty of Graduate Studies and its Master of Arts — Integrated Studies (MA-IS) program are inviting you to join in attending an exciting and timely seminar (MAIS 752) led by AU’s resident MA-IS teacher and scholar Dr. Paul Kellogg. Entitled “Alternative Facts […]
March 30, 2017 - 4:16pm
Did you know that one of the most common sentence errors is also one guaranteed to make your sentences confusing? The villain here is faulty predication, and its effects are as perplexing as its name. Say you were writing an essay about technology in education and you wrote, In a society where technology is constantly […]
March 29, 2017 - 4:04pm
If you are in Edmonton this Thursday evening, pop by City Hall from 6 to 8 p.m. for Actions and Words, a free event sponsored by Athabasca University Press, Reconciliation in Solidarity Edmonton (RISE)  and the City of Edmonton. RISE Book Club On its Facebook page, RISE describes itself as “a group of citizens in the […]
March 28, 2017 - 3:15pm
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