Posts By: Scott Jacobsen

Scott Jacobsen

Meeting the Minds—Dr. Shawn Fraser

Dr. Shawn Fraser is a Professor and the Interim Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies at Athabasca University.  Here we talk about his background, inspiration at AU, acquisition of education, demographics of graduate students at AU, popular courses and programs, and more! What is your own narrative? What is family and personal background, e.g.,… Read more »

Meeting the Minds—Jodi Campbell, Executive Director of AUSU

Jodi Campbell is the Executive Director of the Athabasca University Students’ Union.  Originally from BC, he grew up in the Lloydminster area and eventually moved to Edmonton in 2002 where he attended MacEwan University and graduated from the School of Business in 2006.  He started working for MacEwan University as a Consultant/Advisor for the School… Read more »

Meeting the Minds—Pamela Hawranik

So tell us about yourself, where are you from and what drives you? I was born and raised in a small town called Whitemouth in Eastern Manitoba.  It had 300 or so people.  It most likely has the same number of people now as when I left.  My dad was born in Germany.  He came… Read more »

Meeting the Minds—Gail Leicht

Gail Leicht is the Research Ethics Officer of the Research Centre of AU.  She is also the Secretary and Coordinator for the Research Ethics Board (REB), as described in the interview.  Here we get to know about an integral member of the AU community.  Let’s start with your background.  What can you tell us, and… Read more »

Minds We Meet—AUSU Councillor Lisa Oracheski

Lisa Oracheski is a Councillor for the Athabasca University Students’ Union.  Here we get to know one of our fabulous AUSU councillors. How brought you to AU? I originally joined AU in 2008 as a non-program student taking Psychology 289 to determine if I enjoyed the subject.  It turned out that I loved the course… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Meaghan Sullivan

Meaghan Sullivan is the Vice President External for the Athabasca University Students’ Graduate Union.  We talk to her about her background, goals, and more.  What brought you to AU? AU is quite popular in Northern Alberta, has a great reputation, and so I initially learned of AU quite some years ago.  When looking for a Masters’… Read more »

Minds We Meet—AUGSA Councillor Crys Vincent

Crys Vincent is a Councillor in the Athabasca University Graduate Students’ Association.  Here we get to know some more about one of our fabulous graduate student councillors.  This interview was conducted in mid-May. What brought you to AU and the AUGSA? Well, I guess I am a bit of a nerd,  but I read all the… Read more »

Minds We Meet—AUGSA Councillor, Katie Bradley

Katie Bradley is a Councillor in the Athabasca University Graduate Students’ Association.  Here we get to know one of our fabulous AUGSA councillors. What brought you to AU? I first took a course with AU in 2009 when I needed one 4th year communication credit to graduate a semester early from my undergrad at the University… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Heather DeBoer

Heather DeBoer, BA, B.Ed, M.Ed, Ed.D Student is the Vice President External of the Athabasca University Students’ Graduate Union.  Here we get to know one of our fabulous AUGSA executives. What brought you to AU? My first introduction to the AU community was through my residency within my Doctoral studies.  My cohort provides a tight-knit… Read more »

Minds We Meet—The AUGSA President

Lindsay McNena, BA, MC Student is the President of the Athabasca University Graduate Students’ Association.  Here we get to know one of our fabulous graduate councillors and, in fact, its wonderful president. What brought you to AU? In 2013 I graduated from AU with distinction, receiving my BA in Psychology and English.  I wanted to go on… Read more »