Introducing Dr. Kai Lamertz, DBA Program Director

I am pleased to welcome Dr. Kai Lamertz to his new role as the Faculty of Business DBA program director. Dr. Lamertz has been an integral member of Athabasca University’s Faculty of Business since joining as an associate professor in 2015. Along with his new role of DBA program director, he currently teaches a plethora … Read more

It’s been divine!

Congratulations to our DBA program director Dr. Kay Devine on her retirement at the end of June! Kay Devine joined the Faculty of Business in July 2006 (at that time it was called the Centre for Innovative Management). Since then, she has spent a good part of her career enriching our programs and our lives. Kay played an integral part … Read more

Accounting Conference 2018 – you’re invited!

Join Athabasca University's Faculty of Business and CPA Canada on Friday, May 25 as we discuss Making Sense of the New Changes: Tax Planning for Private Companies and Estate and Succession Planning.  Graduate students, academics, and practitioners alike will benefit from the diverse group of guest speakers that will be presenting. Event details: When: Friday, May 25, … Read more

Faculty Notes November 2017

Congratulations Dr. Weiming Liu! Dr. Weiming Liu, Assistant Professor, Accounting, recently won the Best Paper Award at the 13th Asia Pacific Management Accounting Annual Conference in Shanghai, China. Dr. Liu's award was based on his PhD dissertation paper, "The Effect of Group Identity on Reducing Sabotage Induced by Relative Performance Information". Dr. Weiming Liu (pictured on left) accepting his … Read more

On the Line: Business Education in the Digital Age

Drs. Anshuman Khare and Deborah Hurst, Faculty of Business, Athabasca University, are pleased to let you know of their new co-edited book very recently published by Springer US entitled: On the Line: Business Education in the Digital Age. The co-editors believe that this new book provides important information for business educators, administrators, and business practitioners … Read more

Congratulations Dr. Helen Lam!

Dr. Helen Lam‘s paper “Social media dilemmas in the employment context” published in Employee Relations (Volume 38, Issue 3, pp. 420-437) has received an Award for Excellence (2017) as a Highly Commended paper by Emerald Group Publishing’s Literati Network. This prestigious recognition, decided by the Journal’s editorial board and awarded only to the few top … Read more

Faculty Notes June 2017

We would like to acknowledge our faculty who have been published and who have stepped into new roles recently, as well as two new faculty members. » Dr. Kam Jugdev contributed a book chapter in the just published Cambridge Handbook of Organizational Project Management. The chapter was on "Strengthening the Connections between Strategy and Organizational Project Management". As … Read more

2017 Dean’s Award for Coaching Excellence

Dr. Linda Bramble receiving this year's Dean's Award for Coaching Excellence. The Dean’s Award for Coaching Excellence recognizes outstanding coaching by Faculty of Business graduate level academic coaches. This distinguished award for excellence in coaching is given annually in recognition of the notable achievements in the following areas: excellence in presentation of subject matter, innovation of delivery, sustained achievements … Read more

Out of the fire

As we draw upon the one year anniversary of the Fort McMurray wildfires, we take a look back at at how it all began. We originally featured this article in our Connected magazine shortly after wildfires devastated the town of Fort McMurray, displacing over 80,000 people, leveling 2,400 buildings, and spanning more than 500,000 hectares. Out of the … Read more

Faculty Notes – April 2017

Dr. Mihail Cocosila, Associate Professor, Athabasca University and Dr. Norm Archer, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University have recently had a new journal article published entitled “Practitioner pre-adoption perceptions of Electronic Medical Record systems“ in the Behaviour & Information Technology journal.