LEGO Robotics camp a resounding success

Science Outreach Athabasca’s most popular summer program powered up for its fifth season last month. Twenty-two kids and youth from around the Athabasca region took part in the annual summer LEGO Robotics camp, held over two days at the town's Regional Multiplex theatre. Athabasca University Faculty of Science and Technology Dean, Dr. Lisa Carter (also the Chair of Science … [Read more...]

The summer Journal of Integrated Studies issue is out!

The latest issue of the Journal of Integrated Studies has just been published! Work by students in every issue includes articles, poetry, book reviews and for this issue, a graduate student's reflection on the cover artwork (left), which is a piece from the AU art collection by Libby Hague. Changes in the Journal of Integrated Studies Our "About Publishing" project has also … [Read more...]

AU Press Book Wins Distance Education Book Award

AU Press Book Wins Distance Education Book Award Emergence and Innovation in Digital Learning: Foundations and Applications edited by George Veletsianos, was recently awarded first place in the competition for best book in distance education. Hosted by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, the award was won at the Division of Distance Learning Awards. This … [Read more...]

The Problem of Unscheduling- English 491

Do you feel stressed by the fast pace of life? Are you short on time? Many scholars have examined the ways that social acceleration seems to define modern existence. In the disciplines of English and cultural studies, we can study this problem by analyzing cultural texts of all kinds: novels, poems, comic books – even advertisements. "Unscheduled" ad Take, for instance, an … [Read more...]

New Course: HERM 672 Heritage and Risk Management

Athabasca University’s Heritage Resources Management Program is offering a new course this fall- HERM 672 Heritage and Risk Management. A response to recent natural disasters The increasing number of disasters has had a tremendous impact on human lives, livelihoods, communities, properties, and global sustainable development. In 2013, Alberta experienced a heavy rainfall that … [Read more...]

Bernard Wiese passes

Order of Athabasca University inductee Bernard Wiese passes away It is with great sadness that AU informs the community of the passing of Bernard Wiese, a 2009 inductee into the Order of Athabasca University. Bernard passed away last Wednesday in hospital in Westlock, Alberta. He was 87 years old. For many years, Mr. Wiese collected antique instruments, photos, and other … [Read more...]

UPDATED July 24! B.C. Wildfires: Student Disaster Contingencies

Update for students living in proximity to B.C. wildfires: NEW Q&A for borrowers with Canada Student Loans and/or Canada-B.C. Integrated Loans The Question and Answers , prepared by the Canadian Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, provides more detailed information that borrowers with Canada Student Loans and/or Canada-B.C. Integrated Loans may need if they … [Read more...]

Dr. Herb Belcourt passes away

Former Board of Governors Member and Order of Athabasca recipient Dr. Herb Belcourt passes   It is our sad duty to inform the AU community that a former board member, and long-time friend of Athabasca University, has passed away. Dr. Herb Belcourt passed away July 5 after a long battle with cancer. He was one day shy of his 86th birthday. In appreciation for his … [Read more...]

AU and RAIC renew partnership agreement

Athabasca University and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) have signed a new Memorandum of Agreement to continue their relationship for another five years. Partnership History Under the terms of the original agreement, AU and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada created the RAIC Centre for Architecture at Athabasca University to assist in the delivery of … [Read more...]

Games for brains

New online gaming project gets AU researchers hefty funding prize One of Athabasca University’s star researchers in the School of Computing and Information Systems just got wind of a healthy cash injection she’s been awarded toward an exciting new gaming project. Last week, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) announced $1 million in Community Investment … [Read more...]