Announcements

Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision (AEGSS)

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' 2017 AEGSS award recipients: Dr. Debra Hoven Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences and Dr. Gwen Rempel Centre for Nursing & Health Studies, Faculty of Health Disciplines. Debra and Gwen are being honored in recognition of their tireless efforts and exemplary dedication in advising, mentoring, and monitoring graduate learners in achieving success.

Debra Hoven
Gwen Rempel

Announcing the winners of AU's 2021 3MT® competition

On March 16th, 20 graduate students from across Athabasca University summarized their research efforts at AU's annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition. The impressive presentations displayed critical and creative rigor in various fields of research.

The judges were tasked with the difficult job of selecting the top three winners who were:

  • Jiun-yi Zullo Master of Nursing Program, 1st place
    3MT presentation title: EMERGENCY NURSES EXPERIENCES OF OCCUPATIONAL DISAPPOINTMENT
  • Stacey Fenwick Doctor of Business Administration Program, 2nd place
    3MT presentation title: COLLABORATION AND STAKEHOLDER PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS TO SOLVE “WICKED” SOCIAL PROBLEMS
  • David Dunwoody Master Science in Information Systems Program, 3rd place
    3MT presentation title: FINDING YOUR PERFECT RESEARCH ARTICLE IN A SEA OF 1'S AND 0'S
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Jiun-yi, 1st place winner in AU's 3MT ® competition

Jiun-yi will go on to represent Athabasca University at the Western Regional 3MT® Competition which is being hosted by AU on May 13th. Good luck!

Read more about Jiun-yi's 3MT® experience on The Hub.

If you missed the competition, click here to watch the recording.


Governor General’s Gold Medal Award Winner

Governor General's Gold Medal Award Winner

Congratulations to Chrysoula (Chryssa) Lazou

Master of Education in Distance Education (MEd) Student, on receiving the 2020 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. Chryssa accepted the award and gave the student address on the Oct. 2nd virtual convocation.

Check out Chryssa’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”

Check out Tamara's story on the Hub.