About PowerED

Inspiring Breakthroughs.

Empowering people with the skills to discover, innovate, and drive change.

Athabasca University (AU) has a long history of being a leader and innovator in online learning. PowerED™, an entrepreneurial unit within AU, builds on the university’s rich history of online learning, flexibility, and accessibility. Today, AU is one of the world’s fastest-growing digital education institutions, serving over 40,000 students worldwide.

At PowerED™, we embrace innovation. We provide online, on-demand learning for organizations and individual learners. We are focused on assisting organizations to develop and deploy their digital learning strategies, building skills and driving results. We provide tangible tools and training to inspire breakthroughs – for individuals, employees, and organizations – in a meaningful way with immediate impact.

Our Purpose


We offer people the power to create change.

Today’s learners care about making a difference. They learn to push the status-quo, seek to drive their careers forward, strengthen businesses and enrich communities. They learn to craft fast, effective solutions to complex problems. They learn new skills and perspectives to lead through an uncertain future. They learn to gain the power to create meaningful change.

We provide that power. Power that combines masterful, relevant content and seamless online digital learning experiences with our respected expertise in post-secondary education. Power that illuminates our most urgent challenges, our most vital goals, our most personal curiosities. Power that warms our hearts and cools our heads. Power that connects us to one another, that reveals histories and builds destinies. We create impact and positive change.

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Our People


Jessica Scott

Meet Jessica Scott, the Director and driver behind PowerED™.

Her energy and passion for collaboration are only exceeded by her focus on ensuring learners and organizations power their opportunities. Jessica loves partnering with individuals and organizations to build development programs that are bold, engaging, and impactful to an individual’s aspirations and providing ROI for organizations.

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Kristin Mulligan

Say hi to Kristin Mulligan, the Manager at PowerED™.

Her detail-oriented nature is well-suited to working behind the scenes on the unit’s operations and development of powerful learning experiences. Kristin likes to smile, especially when skiing, and is always dreaming up her next challenge – one that often involves travelling with little people and a giant pup.

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Jessica Scott

Introduce yourself to Ian Stephenson, the Business Development Officer for PowerED™.

He is a connector at heart, who aims to facilitate relationships that exceed expectation and power meaningful value. Ian is a fan of all things sports and is an avid golfer who unfortunately rarely gets to hit from the fairway.

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Deb Scaber

Say hello to Deb Scaber, the Client Relations Specialist at PowerED™.

Her extensive familiarity with online learning and work with corporate clients, powers exceptional service and experience. Deb is an outdoor enthusiast, who settles down with a great book when she isn’t skiing, hiking, or trying to unclip without falling off her new road bike.

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“If you want to go fast, go alone.
If you want to go far, go together.”
- African Proverb

Contact Us


Want to get in touch? We’d love to hear from you.
Send us an email at powered@athabascau.ca

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PowerED™
Athabasca University
1200, 10011 109 Street
Edmonton, AB T5J 3S8