The Future of Canadian Distance Education

Canada has experienced increased changes in its distance educational model amidst 2019’s significant upheavals and 2020’s COVID-19.  On June 17, 2019, the Canadian Virtual University-Université Virtuelle Canadienne (CVU-UVC) officially disbanded.  Originally created to highlight and promote online education across Canada, the consortium allowed universities to work together to allow easier transfer of credits across institutions. … Read more »

Homemade is Better—Saturday Pancakes

Every Saturday, my family and I have made pancakes. We’ve done this for at least eight years.  This recipe is tried and true and never fails.  We usually weigh some of the ingredients, but I’ve changed it for measurement.  I hope you enjoy them as much as we have!!   Saturday Pancakes Prep time: 15… Read more »

AU’S Response to the Pandemic

With states of emergency being called in Canada (a rare event) and abroad, schools being cancelled, and not really being able to leave the house, many people have gone into a panic around the world.  All schools in Canada are closed and there are a couple provinces such as Saskatchewan and Alberta where they haven’t… Read more »

Student Sizzle!—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Christabel wonders if students can withdraw from courses without a fee during the COVID-19 situation; waiting for the busy folks at AU to confirm.  Jodi seeks info on approved calculators to use during CHEM exams.  Mary’s looking for survey participants between the ages of 18 years and 20 years, 11 months. Other… Read more »

AU-Thentic Event

Research Webinar Series:  Organizational change experienced by Canadian universities moving to online learning Tue, Mar 31, 10:00 to 11:00 am MDT Online via Skype Hosted by AU Access Skype through above link All events are free unless specified

Vintage Voice

While the current global pandemic of COVID-19 seems to be carving out a new reality of hyper-concern, a peek in our past issues shows a repeat of certain themes. Whatever happened to H1N1? The Voice reports on government cautions ahead of a possible second wave of H1N1, aka the swine flu.  “Among other recommendations, the… Read more »

Six Grocery Shopping Tips Amid COVID-19

There’s been a lot of fear and panic surrounding the worldwide pandemic taking place.  While AU students are not unfamiliar to online classroom’s and learning indoors, students still may face challenges when obtaining groceries.  Specifically, grocery shopping is turning into a headache for myself as I take many careful precautions before shopping for the ingredients… Read more »

Is this Ethical?

Clinical drug trials took place at my hospital. Groups of patients were encouraged to go on a new drug. Due to the drug, many of these patients’ bellies swelled over a short time to what looked like a full pregnancy.  The patients also risked dying due to blood cell counts that could go awry, hence… Read more »

Course Exam—PHIL 337 (Business Ethics)

PHIL 337 (Business Ethics) is a three-credit, senior level, applied ethics course that focuses on the ethics of enterprise, exchange, corporate responsibility, work, consumption, and trade.  This course has no prerequisites and is not available for challenge.  For more information on Athabasca University’s philosophy courses, visit their philosophy home page. Business Ethics is made up… Read more »