Help for Students Impacted by High Level Wildfires

Our hearts and thoughts are with everyone affected by the High Level wildfires.

As some of you may be aware, High Level, Alberta is currently under an evacuation notice due to an extreme wildfire emergency. Updates on the current situation may be found online here.

We want any students impacted by these fires to know there is support available through Athabasca University.

First, there is immediate support available through AU’s student mental health and wellness service through Homewood Health. Please feel free to reach out to speak to someone, 24/7, to help you through this difficult time.

  • 1-800-663-1142 (English)
  • 1-866-398-9505 (French)
  • 1-888-384-1152 (TTY/hearing impaired)
  • 1-877-301-4776 (Outside of Canada)

Second, as they have done for other emergencies, AU will support impacted students with course extensions, exam re-booking, replacement of lost learning resources, and course withdrawals/late course withdrawals, without fee. To access these services, contact Kirsha Dunk, Learner Support Services at [email protected] or by phone at 780.421.3280.

AU also offers bursaries for students impacted by Natural Disasters:

Thank you to Athabasca University for providing such a great level of care and assistant to students impacted by natural disasters.

We hope everyone is safe, and if anyone has any questions, you can also contact the AU Students’ Union office at [email protected] or 1.855.497.7003.