Highlights of the 2019 Graduate Research Conference

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“If you want to go far, go together.” ~African proverb

The Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) and the Athabasca University Graduate Students’ Association (AUGSA) held the annual Graduate Student Research Conference (GSRC) in Leduc from October 25-27, 2019.

This year’s conference proved to be another energizing and inspiring event. Close to 90 graduate students, faculty members, guest speakers, and volunteers came together in-person or virtually. Over sixty people from all over Canada attended in-person and some virtual guests joined in from as far away as Los Angeles and Baton Rouge.

This year’s theme was “One AU”. As stated in the Athabasca University strategic plan, Imagine, “We are one university. We achieve more together.” We embrace collaboration and connectivity among our diverse individual community members. We are a vibrant and inclusive community that welcomes and celebrates the success of our learners. We provide accessibility to education for everyone to achieve their individual learning goals and to reach their highest potential. Our learners are part of our community, and in turn can enrich their communities.

The full conference summary is available on the conference website...

AU Has a Library?: An Introduction to Library Resources and Services.

Date: Wednesday, December 4, from 4 to 5 pm (MT)

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The webinar will provide an orientation to and overview of the Library and the services we offer. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend. Please share this information with your students. Major topics include:

  • Overview of AU Library collections and services
  • Tour of the Library website
  • Catalogue searches
  • Finding full-text journal articles from a citation
  • Discover and database searches
  • Reference librarians
  • Getting help with writing, citing, and research

A recording will be available shortly after the session at:

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Questions can be directed to Jennifer Rempel (; 780-675-6257).

FREE workshops and webinars offered by the University of Lethbridge

The School of Graduate Studies at the University of Lethbridge has partnered with Athabasca University to offer free in-person and online workshops to all AU students! View their Calendar of Events here.

If you are interested in any of these workshops please contact Dr. Helen Kelley, School of Graduate Studies at