2019 CAGS-ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award

Dr. Janelle Marie BakerCongratulations to Dr. Janelle Marie Baker, FHSS, who is the recipient of the 2019 CAGS-ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award!

The CAGS-ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award recognizes outstanding Canadian doctoral dissertations. The initiative seeks to showcase original research that makes significant contributions, both to their respective academic communities and to Canadian society at large. Dr. Baker will receive the ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award in Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at a special ceremony held at the CAGS 57th Annual Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Congrats on this outstanding achievement Dr. Baker!

Read the full story on the CAGS website.

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”

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AU's 2019 Three Minute Thesis (3MT ®) competition

Dustin Purnell Image

Dustin Purnell (MC graduate), went on to represent AU at the 3MT Western Regional Competition which was held at the University of Northern British Columbia on April 17, 2019. Dustin did a fantastic job and made AU very proud! Way to go Dustin!

Supervisor: Dr. Simon Nuttgens
3MT Title: Ethical Tensions in Sex Addiction Counselling

Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision (AEGSS)

Beth Perry Mahler 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' 2018 AEGSS award recipient: Dr. Beth Perry Mahler, Centre for Nursing and Health Studies, Faculty of Health Disciplines. Beth was honored at this years' 2018 AU Employee Recognition Event & Christmas Social for her superior supervisory and mentoring abilities to interest, stimulate and excite students to motive them to achieve high standards.

Congratulations, Beth!