Effective Jan. 15th, The Grad Lounge will be changing the meet time from 1-2 p.m. to 5-6 p.m. (MST), still meeting every Friday for one hour.

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The Athabasca University Graduate Students’ Association (AUGSA) will be hosting all future events and giving out fun prizes and swag to kick off the new time and agenda - we hope to see you at the next Grad Lounge on Jan. 15 at 5 p.m. Staff and faculty are still encouraged to attend!

Creating engaging online communities where we can connect is more important than ever, we hope you can join us!


2021 Graduate Student Research Conference

Theme: Then, Now and Expanding Possibilities
being held virtually, October 1 - 2, 2021

Call for Abstracts - Save the Date

Planning for the 2021 Graduate Student Research Conference (GSRC) is underway! This year's theme, Then, Now, and Expanding Possibilities, highlights the 10th anniversary of the GSRC and commemorates our past experiences while celebrating the bright future that lies ahead for graduate research at AU. Stay tuned and watch for the call for abstracts which will be announced in the coming weeks.

Check out the conference website for highlights from the 2020 GSRC.

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 online Professional Development workshops to all AU students! Check out the THRIVE Events Calendar for upcoming PD events for graduate students.

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