Announcements

Final Thesis Oral Examination Announcement
Jiun-yi Zullo (Masters of Nursing)

Date: March 16, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. (MT)

Supervisor: Dr. Lynn Corcoran

Title of Thesis: OCCUPATIONAL DISAPPOINTMENT IN EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT NURSES AS A RESULT OF VERBAL ABUSE

Final oral defences are considered open examinations. Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. If you are interested in attending, please contact fgs@athabascau.ca for more details.

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Final Doctoral Oral Examination Announcement
Peggy Lynn MacIsaac (EdD Program Candidate)

Date: March 17, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. (MT)

Supervisors: Dr. Mohamed Ally, Dr. George Siemens

Title of Thesis: CHIMING IN: SOCIAL PRESENCE IN AN INTERNATIONAL MULTI-SITE BLENDED LEARNING COURSE

Final oral defences are considered open examinations. Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. If you are interested in attending, please contact fgs@athabascau.ca for more details.

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Final Doctoral Oral Examination Announcement
Carla Tilley (EdD Program)

Date: March 22, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. (MT)

Supervisor: Dr. Debra Hoven

Title of Thesis: FINDING THE GATEKEEPER: CHASING A DISTANT DREAM. A GROUNDED THEORY STUDY ON THE EDUCATION AND SUPPORT INTERNATIONALLY EDUCATED NURSES IN BC USE TO TRANSITION TO CANADIAN PRACTICE SETTINGS

Final oral defences are considered open examinations. Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. If you are interested in attending, please contact fgs@athabascau.ca for more details.

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Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision (AEGSS)

Nomination Deadline: March 19, 2021

The Academic Excellence Awards Committee, a standing committee of GFC, invites nominations for the Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision (AEGSS).

In accordance with the Academic Excellence Awards Policy, the Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision (AEGSS) is awarded annually to up to two AU Academics in recognition of excellence in advising, monitoring and mentoring graduate students engaged in project, thesis, or dissertation work.

The criteria for the selection of recipients for the Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision (AEGSS) is contained within the AEGSS Procedure. Please read the AEGSS Procedure carefully before preparing and submitting a nomination.

Nominations must be submitted electronically using the AEGSS Nomination Form. The nomination form must be completed in full and duly signed by the nominator(s), seconder(s) and nominee (electronic signatures are accepted).

The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 19, 2021. Send completed nomination form and supporting documentation electronically to Eileen Hendy, Governance Coordinator by the deadline date.


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.