Transforming Lives, Transforming Communities
Athabasca University, Canada's Open University, is dedicated to the removal of barriers that restrict access to and success in university-level study and to increasing the equality of educational opportunities for adult learners worldwide.
What People Are Saying
"You look at the world with a new lens and it gives you the ability to transfer new skills to new industries and be adaptable for whatever the future holds for you."
— Chris Kachuk, MBA, Calgary, AB, Read More
"Being the first in my family to graduate university — to hold a degree — represents a turning point for others to look upon. The next generation of my family now says, ‘Look what Shawn’s managed to do!'"
— Shawn Horton, MBA, Woodstock, ON, Read More
"I credit much of my professional successes to Athabasca. I had wonderful experiences throughout my degree, be it with my professors, my peers, and the content of the courses. "
— Stephanie Dawson, Master of Counselling, Summerside, PEI, Read More
"With Athabasca, I was able to take two semesters off, and it wasn't anything I had to stress about at all. I started right where I left off when I was ready to go back to school. "
— Nicole King, Master of Nursing, Fernie, BC, Read More
"I reached my potential, and somebody else’s potential is very different from mine, but AU is structured in such a way as to make that happen, which is fantastic."
— Dr. Stefanie Ruel, Doctor of Business Administration, Cote Saint-Lu, Read More