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FGS Professional Development Workshops

October to November 2017

The Faculty of Graduate Studies is pleased to invite you to a newly launched Professional Development Workshop (PD) Series on Effective Communication & Career Building.

There are 4 modules. Each module is 2 hours and will be delivered online using Adobe Connect.

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2017 Online Research Conference
for Graduate Students

"Knowledge Without Boundaries"

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Abstract submission is now open!

CASH prizes for top 3 abstracts! Cash prizes donated by AUGSA ($250 for 1st place, $150 for 2nd place, and $100 for 3rd place)

Deadline for abstract submissions: Sunday, September 24, 2017 by midnight.

Co-sponsored by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Athabasca University Graduate Students’ Association

This on-line event will be held in place of the 2017 in-person Graduate Student Conference in Edmonton

To submit an abstract, register or for more information, visit the Conference website.

Open Forum on Advancing Graduate Education

November 15, 2017

Faculty Members are invited to attend the Open Forum on Advancing Graduate Education hosted by the Faculty of Graduate Studies The forum will be taking place in person at AU Edmonton and online via Adobe Connect.

Agenda to be announced soon

Please register via email at if you are interested in attending this event

3 Minute Thesis (3MT®) 2017 AU Competition


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.

Mohammad Belghis-Zadeh

1st Place- $1000 prize
Mohammad Belghis-Zadeh, MScIS student
Supervisor: Dr. Sabine Graf
Topic: Is the Internet our Best Friend

Mohammad went on to compete in the Western Regional Competition which was held at the University of Saskatchewan in April, and did very well!

The program and the videos of the presentation can be found here

Winners from the Western Regional Competition went on to the National Competition, which was hosted virtually.

2nd Place - $500 prize
Bertrand Sodjahin, MScIS student
Supervisor: Dr. Vive Kumar & Dr. Shauna Reckseidler-Zenteno
Topic: Once, Pseudomonas affect - Now, cured and happy!!!

3rd Place - $250 prize
Diane Mitchnick MScIS student
Supervisor: Dr. Vive Kumar
Topic: Using Student Data to Determine an Effective Diagnostic Model for ADHD

Watch AU's 3MT® internal competition here.

Updated September 14 2017 by Student & Academic Services

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