August 2017 Newsletter

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B.C. wildfire updates

Athabasca University extends its sincerest thoughts and well-wishes to students, their families, and friends, who have been affected by the devastating wildfires in British Columbia. Your well-being is of utmost importance to us and right now the best thing that you can do, is to take care of yourself and your loved ones.

If you are a Faculty of Business student living in one of the affected B.C. wildfire areas, please note that AU has made the following accommodations:

  • Free course withdrawals, including a full tuition refund
  • Waived exam re-booking fees
  • Waived course-extension fees
  • Replacement of any lost or damaged AU course materials

Please visit our website for more information.

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The Art, Science, and Business of Craft Beer

Join Athabasca University students, alumni, and faculty at Edmonton’s newest brewery – Blind Enthusiasm Brewing. Sample some amazing craft beers, enjoy appetizers, network, and learn about what’s happening in Alberta’s exploding craft beer scene.

This interactive event is being hosted by three AU professors who know a lot about beer.
Dr. Jason Foster
Dr. Dietmar Kennepohl
Dr. Kai Lamertz

When: Friday, September 15 from 5:00-7:00 pm
Where: Blind Enthusiasm Brewing, second floor
9570 76 Ave NW, Edmonton
Cost: $20 per person


Stay tuned!

Athabasca University’s Faculty of Business Connected magazine will be arriving on your doorstep in a few short weeks! You can also check out last year’s Connected magazine featuring some really interesting articles on our students and alumni.

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National Student Paper Competition for MBA & DBA students  

The fifth annual National Student Paper competition is now open and we want YOU to participate!  This is a great opportunity for students to contribute new, innovative ideas and to be heard by leaders in senior levels of public service.

Papers must be 1,500 words, can be co-authored, and can be new or adapted from previous original coursework. Further details can be found on our website.


Faculty of Business alumni, students, and friends – we need you!

We love to have our students and alumni at our events and information sessions. Who better to speak to prospective students than current students and alumni? Come out and share your experiences, we would really love it if you could join us!

Over the next few months we are holding information sessions, for our undergraduate and MBA programs, across Canada and are looking for volunteers. The time commitment is minimal but the benefits are large! If you are interested in participating at one of the locations below, please email Shannon LaRose for additional details.

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Want to learn more about our programs? Want to connect with your fellow students and alumni? Join us at one of our upcoming events!
Online Events
Leadership and Management Development (LMD) Information Session – September 6th at 10 am MST
Manufacturing Management (MMC) Information Session – September 6th at 5 pm MST
BComm / CPA Information Session – September 12th at 5 pm MST
Online MBA Information Session – September 13th at 10 am MST 
MBA in Hockey Management Info Session – September 21st at 10 am MST
In-Person events
Undergraduate Information Sessions
– Yellowknife, September 6th
– Ottawa, September 19thMBA Information Sessions 
– Yellowknife, September 7th
– Calgary, September 7th
– Edmonton, September 12th at 12 pm or 5 pm MST
– Ottawa, September 20th 
– Red Deer, September 22nd
– Vancouver, September 26th
– Toronto, September 27th & 28th
– Kelowna, September 28th
– Winnipeg, October 11thArt, Science, and Business of Craft beer, September 15th
For additional events and information please visit our events page.
Class Notes

Class Notes

Congratulations to everyone in the AU community who has accomplished something great this month. To read the most recent class notes and find out what your peers have been up to, click here.

What’s new with you? New job, presenting at a conference, published a paper, wrote a book, had a baby? We would love to hear from you – send us your updates so we can share them with the AU community!

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