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Dissertation and thesis defences

Athabasca University final dissertation and thesis defences are open to the public. If you wish to attend any of the listed exams, please submit a request to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Deborah Exelby, MEd final thesis defence

June 21, 2024, 1:00 p.m. (Mountain)

Thesis title: A Risk-Based Approach to Blended Learning Design for Healthcare Workplace Training

Supervisory committee: Dr. Cynthia Blodgett-Griffin (supervisor), Dr. Pamela Walsh (supervisor), Dr. Kristin Petrovic (committee member), Dr. Sami Houry (external examiner)

Jeff Kent, DBA final thesis dissertation defence

July 2, 2024, 10:00 a.m. (Mountain)

Thesis title: Who's Keeping Score? Management Accounting Use And The British Columbia Golf Course Industry

Supervisory committee: Dr. Fathi Elloumi (supervisor), Dr. Hussein Al-Zyoud (committee member), Dr. Vishwanath Baba (committee member), Dr. Irene Herremans (external examiner)

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