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Final Oral Exam Announcement
Stephanie Obara - MN Program

Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. (MT)

Supervisor: Dr. Beth Perry

Title of Thesis: Educating Undergraduate Nursing Students Abroad

Mode of Delivery: Adobe Connect

Faculty, students, and staff are encouraged to attend this open oral examination. Please contact fgs@athabascau.ca if you are interested.

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Final Oral Exam Announcement
Adriana van Hilten - DBA Candidate

Monday, April 30, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. (MT)

Co-Supervisors: Dr. Kay Devine & Dr. Amy Thurlow

Title of Dissertation: A tale of two identities: Distinguished and Different - An application of Bourdieu's "thinking tools" to making sense of an information technology system implementation.

Faculty, students, and staff are encouraged to attend this open oral examination. Please contact fgs@athabascau.ca if you are interested.

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Final Oral Exam Announcement
Preethi Williams - MHS Program

Monday, April 30, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. (MT)

Supervisor: Dr. Caroline Park

Title of Thesis: Simulated Teamwork: A Qualitative Description Of Pre-Licensure Health Care Students' Experiences

Faculty, students, and staff are encouraged to attend this open oral examination. Please contact fgs@athabascau.ca if you are interested.

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3 Minute Thesis (3MT®) 2018 AU Competition

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Congratulations to the winners of Athabasca University's internal 3 Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition which was held in March by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Cash prizes awarded to the top three were graciously provided by AU’s Research Centre.

Kim Jones

1st Place- $1000 prize
Kim Jones, EdD student
Supervisor: Dr. Susan Moisey
Topic: Satisfaction of Canadian Armed Forces Regular Force Members with their Distance Learning Experiences

Kim will go on to compete at the Western Regional Competition which is being held at the University of Regina in Regina on April 27, 2018.

Winners from the Western Regional Competition will go on to compete at the National Competition, hosted virtually.

2nd Place - $500 prize
Shamini Ramanujan, EdD student
Co-Supervisor: Dr. Susan Moisey & Dr. Cynthia Blodgett-Griffin
Topic: Self-Regulatory Foundations of Shaivite Hinduism in the Online Teaching Practice of Hindu Monks: An Ethnographic Case Study

3rd Place - $250 prize
Rita Prokopetz, EdD student
Supervisor: Dr. Debra Hoven
Topic: Capstone Electronic Portfolios: An Online Ethnography

Watch all of the competitors 3MT® presentations here.

Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision (AEGSS)

Janice Thomas and Jeff Vallance

The AEGSS recognizes excellence in advising, monitoring and mentoring graduate students engaged in project, theses, or dissertation work by Athabasca University academic staff members and is awarded annually to up to two academic staff members. The Faculty of Graduate Studies would like to congratulate this years' 2017 AEGSS award recipients: Dr. Janice Thomas, Department, Organizational Analysis, Faculty of Business and Dr. Jeff Vallance, Centre for Nursing and Health Studies, Faculty of Health Disciplines. Janice and Jeff were honored at the 2017 AU Employee Recognition Event in Athabasca on September 19, 2017 for their superior supervisory and mentoring abilities to interest, stimulate and excite students to motive them to achieve high standards.

Updated April 25 2018 by Student & Academic Services

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