September 2016 Newsletter


Diversifying Alberta’s economy – Driving investment through capital markets

As part of our Future of Learning series we are excited to announce that we will be hosting a symposium entitled “Diversifying Alberta’s economy – Driving investment through capital markets”. The symposium will be held on October 27 in Edmonton and will feature high profile panelists.

Alberta is a global powerhouse in energy and agriculture. Growing and attracting companies to access natural resources and build value has been at the heart of Alberta’s economy for decades. Alberta must maintain this leadership position while also fueling growth and supporting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in high tech, green energy, advanced manufacturing, and industries that have yet to develop. This symposium will focus on Alberta’s capital market as a key to supporting SMEs’ access to capital, growth, and entrance to new markets.

To learn more about our featured panelists and for more information on this exciting event, please visit our website.


Calling all undergraduate students and faculty interested in Business Technology Management!

The first annual BTM TalentMash Alberta will be hosted in Edmonton, Alberta, on Saturday, October 22, 2016. The intent of TalentMash Alberta is to gather students interested in information technology and business from across Alberta to: network, attend industry presentations and hands-on workshops, visit the career fair, and to compete in a case competition (optional). This event is free and open to all students in a BTM program! TalentMash events also occur in Quebec, BC, and Ontario, so please participate in a community near you.


You’re invited to visit us at CANWELD EXPO 2016!

Athabasca University will be attending Canada’s premier event for welding, metal fabricating, and finishing – stop by booth 205 to say hi and to learn more about how our Online Manufacturing Management programs can take your career to new heights!

For your complimentary entry to the expo register here and use code CWB2.

For more details on this great event visit


Now accepting applications!

The Persons Case Scholarship awards up to $10,000 to students whose studies or professions will advance gender equality in a field where their gender is traditionally under-represented. Students enrolled in full-time studies at any post-secondary institution are encouraged to apply by October 31, 2016.

Athabasca University offers an abundance of scholarships, bursaries, and financial aid. Use our Student Award Finder to determine which scholarships, awards, bursaries, prizes and medals Athabasca University offers apply to you.

Indigenous Student Awards are available for both Undergraduate and Graduate students. These awards are intended to encourage more indigenous Albertans (First Nations, Metis, and Inuit) to pursue and complete full-time studies in Alberta. Deadline to apply is October 1, 2016.

Mitacs is now accepting applications for the Mitacs Globalink Research Award. These are competitive international research opportunities, including student travel to and from Canada. The deadline to apply is November 9, 2016.


Dr. Anshuman Khare, Professor, Operations Management, and Dr. Deborah Hurst, Dean, Faculty of Business, invite you to submit ideas and proposals for a new book that targets online business education. This book will examine how online business education is best designed, how it is delivered, and how it supports advances in management disciplines. More information on how to submit a proposal can be found here.

Dr. Anshuman Khare, has recently been appointed the new Guest Editor for the IAFOR Journal of Business & Management.

Dr. Ana Azevedo, Assistant Professor, Entrepreneurship published a new journal article, co-authoured by Rocky J. Dwyer, entitled “Preparing leaders for the multi-generational workforce” in the Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy.

In August 2016, Dr. Kam Jugdev, Professor, Project Management and Strategy, attended the Academy of Management Conference in Anaheim California. While there she participated in a Professional Development Workshop entitled Organizational Project Management: Crafting an Organizational View of Project Management. 


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