Class Notes – April 2017

Send your news, announcements and photos to  We love to hear from you! Mike Gilmore, MBA ’16, recently accepted the role of Operations Manager with NOR-EX Engineering. NOR-EX has a proven approach to successfully delivering a diverse range of complex projects in the fields of strategic planning, government policy development, natural resources regulatory affairs, … Read more

Class Notes – March 2017

Send your news, announcements and photos to  We love to hear from you! Asa Lotoski, MBA student, PMP has re-joined Clearstream Energy Services as Turnaround Manager in North East BC. Asa will have a busy 2017 as he helps Clearstream provide turnaround services for gas processing facilities owned by a local energy giant. Jakub … Read more

Class Notes February 2017

Send your news, announcements and photos to  We love to hear from you! Heather Negrych, MBA '13, BAdmin '09, has been promoted to the position of Senior Manager for Priddle-Luck Professional Corporation. In her role, she is responsible for the Elliot Lake office which provides personal and corporate tax services. She is also a … Read more

Class Notes January 2017

Send your news, announcements and photos to  We love to hear from you! Stefan Marinov Vasilev, P.Eng. MBA'11 is now Operations Manager for Buhler Industries in Vegreville, AB. Buhler Industries Inc., is a leading and growing manufacturer of farm equipment. Over the years, many brands have been acquired by Buhler Industries Inc. including Allied, … Read more

The ties that bind

In the first year of marriage a lot can happen. For Devon and Suzie Smibert, two IT security specialists who met while on the job, each had to learn to adapt to the other’s busy lifestyle. But it wasn’t just work that kept the two on the run. Literally – Devon also serves in the … Read more

Connected magazine

Have you had a chance to read the Athabasca University Faculty of Business Connected magazine yet? In it you will find some really great articles like: ROCKET SCIENCE IS THE EASY PART – Stefanie Ruel, DBA student, is making a difference-one space mission at a time INTO THE UNKNOWN – With market uncertainty how can business adapt and thrive? … Read more

MBA student Denise Pothier named Woman of Excellence

The Women of Excellence Awards is hosted by the Canadian Progress Club Halifax Cornwallis. In its 27th year, the Progress Women of Excellence Awards aims to honour the work of 19 women who make a significant contribution not only in the community but also to their profession. From the 19 nominees, seven inspirational women who play important roles … Read more

Class Notes – November 2016

Send your news, announcements and photos to  We love to hear from you! Tammy Hort, BMgmt'14, CPA,CGA is pleased to have started a new position as Director of Finance & Administration for Poultry Health Services Ltd. Upon completing her accounting designation last December she knew there would be great challenges on the horizon. Business … Read more

New book by MBA ’05 Jeanette E. Stead

Armchair Abby, Lessons for Living in the Zone by Athabasca University’s Jeanette Stead, MBA ’05, is a sweet collection of lessons about how to respond life’s curve balls. —– From the author: Staying calm, cool, and collected is a great place to be, but for some of us, our ability to get to and stay … Read more

Final Doctoral oral examination – Tanveer Ahmed

Doctorate in Business Administration candidate, Tanveer Ahmed, will be defending his dissertation on Friday, October 28, 2016 at 1:00 PM (MST). Those interested in attending the exam can contact the Faculty of Graduate Studies at Title of Thesis: Effects of foreign direct Investments on home and host Economies and on the profitability of investing firms. … Read more