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Athabasca University

Funding Priorities

Athabasca University is committed to removing barriers for learners across Canada and beyond, and about inspiring them to do their best. Our high quality courses and programs make learning at AU a life-changing experience. We are dedicated to connecting students with great teachers and mentors, to providing innovative learning resources and exceptional learning opportunities to enrich the learning process, and to advancing knowledge through research.

And we are proud to work with a wide community of friends and supporters who are helping to bring the many advantages of anywhere, any time learning to eager learners worldwide. With your support, we are building on proven existing strengths to set the standard for online and distance education worldwide — to make quality university education possible for more people.

We are investing in four priority areas:

Scholarships, bursaries and other awards recognize student achievement, motivate success and help to ensure that financial barriers do not prevent learners from realizing their academic and career potential

To expand learning opportunities, AU must remain on the vanguard of open, online, distance and learner-centred education

Successful research projects both advance global knowledge and enhance AU programs in academic areas in which the university is a demonstrated leader

We support community building through initiatives that foster collaborations, leadership and innovation

All of these initiatives support our Strategic University Plan (pdf) — our vision for the future.

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AU, CANADA'S OPEN UNIVERSITY, is an internationally recognized leader in online and distance learning.