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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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Advancing Graduate Education for the 21st Century

An Open Forum for Faculty Members

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm (MST)

Faculty Members are invited to attend the Open Forum on Advancing Graduate Education for the 21st Century. This event is hosted by the Faculty of Graduate Studies taking place in person at AU Edmonton (Room 1112) and online via Adobe Connect.

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

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2017-2018 Journal of Integrated Studies Poetry Contest

Application deadline is January 31, 2017

Graduate students from Athabasca University and beyond are welcome to submit poems in response to one or more of 11 pieces of artwork (i.e. visual artwork, including paintings, photography, and sculptures) by First Nations artists. These pieces are from the Athabasca University art collection.

More info on this contest can be found on the FGS website.

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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 Stacey Leavitt,
School of Graduate Studies at

2017 Online Research Conference
for Graduate Students - "Knowledge Without Boundaries"

Thank you to those who presented and attended the 6th annual Graduate Student Conference, held virtually on October 28, 2017.Stay tuned for highlights from the conference which will be available on the Conference website.

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 November 02 2017 by Student & Academic Services

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