Great Clinical Minds: Profs in Centre for Nursing and Health Studies launch e-text

Three Registered Nurse (RN) professors in AU's Centre for Nursing and Health Studies have just launched a peer-reviewed e-text. Drs. Sherri Melrose, Caroline Park, and Beth Perry have co-authored Creative Clinical Teaching in the Health Professions —a home-grown, must-read for nurses and other health professionals "who strive to teach with creativity and excellence in clinical … [Read more...]

Life as you know it: A CEO graduate credits AU for his successful balancing act

They say seven is a lucky number. Perhaps that’s why the recent Athabasca University Master of Health Studies graduate, Gregory Toffner, decided to finally finish his seven years of studies while working the C-Suite level of the Hamilton-based, Ontario Association of Medical Radiation Sciences. Toffner, 39, says getting his MHS while juggling two jobs, a growing family and … [Read more...]

Degree of Confidence: How one AU grad found her authentic self.

If Marni Panas of Edmonton had a looking glass four years out to the future, little would she know how poised, peaceful and proud she’d be on June 11, 2015. That’s the day Panas, 43, graduated from Athabasca University with her Bachelor’s degree in Health Administration. Now she will feel that much more confident in her job as consultant, engagement and patient experience with … [Read more...]

GCAP Chair Wins Prestigious Teaching Award

Several of Dr. Paul Jerry’s students can be credited for their associate professor’s win of this year’s Psychologists' Association of Alberta (PAA) Excellence in Teaching Psychology award. As chair and program director, as well as a registered psychologist and associate professor at AU’s Graduate Centre for Applied Psychology (Faculty of Health Disciplines), Paul will officially … [Read more...]

It’s time for a new approach to nutrition

I believe governments need to implement a comprehensive new approach to nutritional education and nutrition policy, something I call “strategic nutrition”. In my new paper published in the journal Public Health Nutrition, I argue traditional approaches to nutrition have not worked in combating the epidemic of various nutrition-related diseases, including type 2 diabetes, … [Read more...]