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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 »

Wildfires of Note

Last year wildfires tore through central BC resulting in the evacuation of the city of Williams Lake.  This year, the fire situation has come back.  There are several fires burning in northern BC, many throughout the entirety of BC.  In my area, there are 8 “wildfires of note”: 200 hectares to 68,000 hectares.  One of… 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 »

Fear in Toronto

On Sunday, July 22nd, at 10:00 PM, an armed twenty-nine-year-old man selfishly decided to open fire on a busy street in Toronto, Ontario’s east-end Greektown neighbourhood, killing an eighteen-year-old woman, a ten-year-old girl, and injuring thirteen others between the ages of ten and fifty-nine years old.  On Sunday, July 22nd, at 10:00 PM, I was… Read more »

Minds We Meet—AUGSA Councillor David Newman

David Albert Newman, Doctoral Student, MBA, MAcc, CPHR Candidate, CertHRM, CPA, CGA, CIA, CPA (IRL), CPA (AU), FCCA (UK), Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) with Distinction is a Councillor in the Athabasca University Graduate Students’ Association.  What brought you to AU? I was researching for a business doctoral program that would not require me to move. … Read more »

Meeting the Minds–Jim Sellers

Jim Sellers is the Project Manager for the Athabasca River Basin Research Institute.  He was born in Edmonton and works at Athabasca University.  Here we get to know about another wonderful member of our online community. To start, what makes you you? Where are you from and what’s your background? I am a native Edmontonian,… Read more »