Final Doctoral Oral Examination
Suneel Ghei (DBA Candidate)

Date: July 8th at 9:00 AM (MT)

Co-Supervisor: Dr. Anshuman Khare and Dr. Dwight Thomas

Title of Dissertation: Modeling Absorptive Capacity for Open Innovation in the Software Industry

This final oral examination will be held using Microsoft Teams. Students and members of the faculty are invited to attend. Please contact for more details.

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AU's 2020 Three Minute Thesis (3MT ®) competition

On June 2, 2020, 19 graduate students battled it out head-to-head in AU's 7th annual Three Minute Thesis Competition. We are excited to announce our top three winners:

  • 3rd place and winner of $250 - Gia Lam (Master of Counselling Program)
  • 2nd place and winner of $500 - Audrey Susin (Master of Business Program)
  • 1st place and winner of $1000 - Brittany Hollett (Master of Nursing Program)

FGS would like to thank our student competitors, our judges, and the Research Centre for sponsoring the prize money for our top three.

Brittany will go on to represent AU at the Western Regional Virtual Competition this fall! Good luck Brittany!

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Governor General’s Gold Medal Award Winner

Governor General's Gold Medal Award Winner

Congratulations to Norine Wark

Doctor of Education in Distance Education (EdD) Student, on receiving the 2019 Governor General’s Gold Medal Award. This award is to recognize the outstanding performance of a graduate student in an academic institution. The award takes into account overall academic excellence through coursework, research, awards and distinctions. Norine accepted the award and gave the student address on June 7, 2019 at Athabasca University’s annual convocation.

Check out Norine’s story on the Hub.

Canadian Graduate Scholarship – Master’s (CGS-M) Winners

The Faculty of Graduate Studies is pleased to announce Athabasca University’s winners of the Canadian Graduate Scholarship (Masters), who have been awarded $17,500.00 over 12 months. Congratulations and good luck in your continued studies.

Cari Borenko Hoffmann

Cari Borenko Hoffmann

Is a Master of Health Studies (MHS) student in the Faculty of Health Disciplines and has received an award from the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) for her research titled “Advance Care Planning and The Law”

Check out Cari's story on the Hub.

Tamra Ross

Tamra Ross

Is a Master of Science in Information Systems (MScIS) student in the Faculty of Science and Technology and has received an award from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) for her research titled “Design, Development and Evaluation of a Lifestyle-integrated Learning Support Tool”

Check out Tamara's story on the Hub.