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News From AU – Tutor/Mentor Awards

TUTORING/MENTORING EXCELLENCE AWARDS Final week for nominations: Human Resources is pleased to accept nominations for the President’s Award for Tutoring/Mentoring Excellence, the Craig Cunningham Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence, and the Sue and Derrick Rowlandson Memorial Award for Service Excellence. These awards recognize outstanding contributions by Athabasca University staff members for teaching, instructional service, or… Read more »

News From AU – In Memoriam – Dan Coldeway

IN MEMORIAM Dan Coldeway died in Madison, South Dakota on March 26, 2003. He leaves behind many colleagues and friends at Athabasca University and around the world. We, in the Centre for Distance Education especially, have many memories. Dan came to Athabasca University in 1977 when both he and the University were very young. As… Read more »

News From AU

MBAs GET TOGETHER There was a decidedly positive energy in the Wedgwood Room of the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald on March 19 as more than 70 AU MBA alumni, students and CIM faculty and staff gathered for the annual AU MBA Edmonton Alumni and Student Dinner. The Honourable Murray Smith, Alberta’s Minister of Energy, provided a… Read more »

Nominate Tutors And Staff For Excellence Awards

Athabasca University is accepting nominations for the President’s Award for Tutoring/Mentoring Excellence, the Craig Cunningham Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence, and the Sue and Derrick Rowlandson Memorial Award for Service Excellence. These awards recognize outstanding contributions by Athabasca University staff members for teaching, instructional service, or service excellence. Nominations should be forwarded to the Coordinator,… Read more »

AU/CMA Canada Strategic Alliance

AU Press Release Mississauga, Ontario, March 17, 2003 – Two of Canada’s leading management education institutions are teaming up to offer advanced learning opportunities for Certified Management Accountants. Under the terms of a new strategic alliance, Athabasca University’s (AU) Centre for Innovative Management and Certified Management Accountants of Canada (CMA Canada) will work together to… Read more »

Capital Campaign: What’s Coming For Autism

If you live in Calgary you’ve likely heard or seen information posted by Society for Treatment of Autism: radio spots, brochures, posters on the sides of Calgary’s buses and bus stops, as well as all kinds of interviews and media coverage. This has been part of the communication objective that Society for Treatment of Autism… Read more »

X-Press

COLLEGES CONTRIBUTE MILLIONS TO CAPITAL REGION ECONOMY NAIT News Release Edmonton, February 3, 2003 – Grant MacEwan College, NAIT and NorQuest contribute over $815 million annually to the Capital Region economy, according to a province-wide study released today. Over 27,500 jobs in the region are directly or indirectly dependent on the three institutes. : The… Read more »

War Kills More Than A Body

INTRODUCTION Humankind has witnessed all kinds of disasters ranging from floods to plague epidemics, but none have been more ruthless than war and no one has inflicted it upon us but ourselves. With so many things threatening our existence on this planet earth, why do we bother adding one more? Some blame wars on the… Read more »

From My Perspective – Single Parenting, My Story [Pt. 2]

My children were small, and for the most part I could immerse myself in their lives and remain satisfied. I wanted them to have the opportunity to develop their artistic talents, so I became very involved in their dance classes by playing piano for ballet, sewing costumes, coaching music – anything that would help pay… Read more »