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Athabasca University

Jill Calliou

Research Administator (External Awards), and Events Coordinator


  • B.Ed.


Phone: (780) 675-6102
Toll Free: 1-800-788-9041 ext. 6102
Fax: (780) 675-6722

Postal Address:
University Research Services
Athabasca University
1 University Drive
Athabasca AB T9S 3A3


I started working at Athabasca University in the Research Services Office in November 2000, about a year after its inception. At that time there were three of us in the office - two administrative assistants and one Associate Vice-President, Research. Over the last eight years we have grown tremendously and have quadrupled our staff!

My responsibilities have been many over the last eight years but am currently working on the pre-award side of things. I work with researchers on all external grant applications and am a liaison between the researchers, the granting agencies and the internal administration. I can help researchers with everything from getting started on writing their grant applications to the submission.

I also coordinate research-related events. I have been involved in organizing major conferences including the 'International Association of African Business Development' Conference, 'Moodlemoot' events and the 'Analytics, Big Data and The Cloud' Conference, as well as smaller affairs such as workshops and grant writing sessions.

I enjoy the work I do and look forward to continuing to work with AU researchers and students on grant and scholarship opportunities as well as assisting them in any research events that Athabasca University is hosting.

Updated March 03 2015 by Student & Academic Services

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