Posts By: Scott Jacobsen

Scott Jacobsen

Canadian Education News

New Centre for Joining and Welding Opens at the U of A According to The Gateway, in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Alberta, there has been the creation of a new academic centre. It is called the Canadian Centre for Welding and Joining (CCWJ). The focus, as given by some of the… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Interviewing Students Like You!

All-around interesting fellow, our AUSU President, Brandon Simmons, reflects and comments on his life, books and television, kids and education, and hopes for the 2019-2020 Council period. How did you originally find our wonderful AU community? I was working as a contractor and due to my high school football injuries, it was difficult for me… Read more »

Meeting the Minds—Dr. Lloyd Robertson, Part II

Dr. Lloyd Hawkeye Robertson is a Faculty Member in the Master of Arts – Integrated Studies Program of Athabasca University, who is now in career transition.  He has a private practice as an educational psychologist and counsellor.  In this second part of our two-part interview, we dig into Dr. Robertson’s views on what’s happening in… Read more »

Meeting the Minds—Dr. Lloyd Robertson

Dr. Lloyd Hawkeye Robertson is a Faculty Member in the Master of Arts – Integrated Studies Program of Athabasca University, who is now in career transition.  He has a private practice as an educational psychologist and counsellor.  Here we get to know about his life and views. How did you grow up, e.g., place, time,… Read more »

Meeting the Minds—Interviews with AU’s Educators

Doctor Jeff Chang, Ph.D., R.Psych., is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health Disciplines at Athabasca University.  He is the Program Director of the Master of Counselling Psychology program at AU.  He joined the AU community in 2007.  Here we explore his life and work with AU. What is your personal and family background?… Read more »

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 »