Honorable Grad Student Greeting

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Last weekend, the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the Athabasca University Graduate Students' Association (AUGSA) held the fourth Graduate Student Conference to showcase AU students’ and faculty's innovative research. Held at the Holiday Inn Conference Centre in Edmonton South, the popular event comprised AU grad students, faculty members and multiple volunteers, moderators and … [Read more...]

Research Without Borders: the 2016 Grad Student Conference

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The 2016 Athabasca University Graduate Student Conference will kick off Friday, September 16, in Edmonton. The fourth event, hosted by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the Athabasca University Graduate Students' Association (AUGSA), provides an opportunity for AU graduate students to present their innovative research to their peers and professors. Scholarly support Showcasing … [Read more...]

Apply for AU’s Indigenous Awards

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Funded by the Government of Alberta and administered by Athabasca University, the 2016-17 Indigenous Careers Award and Indigenous Graduate Award are intended to encourage a larger proportion of indigenous Albertans (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) to pursue and complete full-time undergraduate or graduate studies in Alberta. We had a successful application turnout for the 2015-16 … [Read more...]

Indigenous Students’ Awards: application deadline February 15

AU is pleased to announce the availability of  new awards supporting indigenous students—both graduates and undergraduates. The awards include: The Indigenous Graduate Award - at both the doctoral and master's level; and The Indigenous Careers Award Indigenous Graduate Award The Faculty of Graduate Studies  is pleased to pleased to announce the availability of its newest … [Read more...]

Graduate Reflections: A winning “Future Alumni” prepares for a lifetime of educational contributions

Kathleen Kelava, MC, AU Alumni Award Winner for the Future Alumni Category [photo credit: Christy Dean Photography, 2015]

It’s been a sensational year for Master of Counselling student Kathleen Kelava. Last April, the soon-to-be graduate represented Athabasca University at the 3MT Western Regional competition in Kamloops, B.C. Kelava joined 14 graduate students from across Western Canada, at Thompson Rivers University, to compete among and present the ůber-challenge that is the … [Read more...]

AU Doctoral Students: internal deadline for 60k Trudeau Scholarship – Nov. 19

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The AU internal deadline for Doctoral students wishing to apply for the exclusive 2016 Trudeau Scholarship is Nov. 19. Valued at $60,000 annually, for a maximum of three years, the Trudeau Scholarship is the most prestigious award of its type in Canada. All-in-one-fund In addition to generous financial support, it also includes a separate annual travel allowance to support … [Read more...]

Final Call to Apply: AU Graduate Student Research Fund

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AU graduate students who are involved in major research projects or theses: there's funding available to you—but you have to act fast! Funding falls under Graduate Student Research Fund (GSRF) which covers out-of-pocket expenses for conducting research and dissemination of research. The application deadline for the Graduate Student Research Fund (GSRF) is  Tues. Oct. 13, … [Read more...]

Registration Open for the 2015 AU Graduate Student Conference

3rd Annual AU Graduate Student Conference

The 2015 AU Graduate Student Conference is open and taking registrations! AU Faculty of Graduate Studies and AU Graduate Students’ Association will co-host the 3rd Graduate Student Conference from September 25-27, 2015 in Edmonton, AB. The conference, "Research in Practice", is an opportunity for graduate students to present their research, seek feedback, gain experience, … [Read more...]

Talk to ME: 3MT style

Kathleen Kelava, MC, AU Alumni Award Winner for the Future Alumni Category [photo credit: Kathleen Kelava]

Most of us know someone in the academic world who may be so close to their research they tend to forget about the “lay people” who’d rather hear the straight-up elevator pitch over the scientific jargon of their thesis. Faculty in Athabasca University’s Graduate Studies Program are well aware of this tendency and are taking part in the annual, international 3MT Three-Minute … [Read more...]