Announcements

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.


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' 2021 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.

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Dr. Debra Hoven

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Dr. Gwen Rempel


Governor General’s Gold Medal Award Winner

Governor General's Gold Medal Award Winner

Congratulations to Gabrielle Heselton

Master of Counselling (MC) student, on receiving the 2021 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. Gabrielle accepted the award and gave the student address at the June 11, 2021 virtual convocation.

Check out Gabrielle’s story on the Hub.


Canadian Graduate Scholarship – Master’s (CGS-M)
2021 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.

David (Dave) Blaine

David (Dave) Blaine

Is a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) student in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and has received the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship award for his research titled “Archaeology as a Platform for Digital Science Communication”

Check out David’s story on the Hub.

Natalie Thiessen

Natalie Thiessen

Is a Master of Nursing (MN) student in the Faculty of Health Disciplines and has received the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship award for her research titled “The Impact of the Provincial Regulatory Environment on Canadian Nurse Entrepreneurs.”

Check out Natalie’s story on the Hub.