Class Notes – July 2017

Send your news, announcements and photos to business@fb.athabascau.ca.  We love to hear from you! Paul DeBarros, MBA ‘09, SCMP, CPPO, PMP is excited to join the Government of Bermuda as the Principal Purchasing and Supply Officer for the Ministry of Public Works. His extensive government procurement and supply management experience will increase operational effectiveness through … Read more

Class Notes – June 2017

Send your news, announcements and photos to business@fb.athabascau.ca.  We love to hear from you! Michael Fox, MBA ITM '10, has recently joined Coast Travelers Group (CTG), part of Coast Capital Savings, as VP Sales Canada. In this role, Michael will be responsible for all commercial activity in Canada for CTG. CTG is a leading company … Read more

California dreaming

Two Athabasca University alumni talk collaboration and camaraderie in the Silicon Valley. By Shelley Williamson Blaine Mathieu Despite his humble beginnings in Peace River, Alberta, it’s no coincidence that Athabasca University (AU) alumnus Blaine Mathieu landed in Silicon Valley with a growing Internet technology consulting business to his credit. With a background at heavy hitting … Read more

Class Notes – May 2017

Send your news, announcements and photos to business@fb.athabascau.ca.  We love to hear from you! Marion Redpath, MBA '15 is combining her passion for motorcycles with her business experience as the owner and General Manager of an EagleRider Motorcycle Rental and Tourism franchise in Calgary, AB. Marion and her husband, Bill intend to live up to … Read more

Class Notes – April 2017

Send your news, announcements and photos to business@fb.athabascau.ca.  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 business@fb.athabascau.ca.  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 business@fb.athabascau.ca.  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 business@fb.athabascau.ca.  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