Student Town Hall with President Neil Fassina

Athabasca University invites AU Edmonton-and-area students to take part in our premiere A Conversation with AU President Neil Fassina In the first of a series of upcoming Student Town Halls, Dr. Fassina will address learners with brief opening remarks followed by an informative Q&A session. When: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, noon to 1:30 p.m. Where: Edmonton Chamber of … [Read more...]

Athabasca University: The future starts now

Athabasca University The Future Starts Now Neil Fassina Dr. Ken Coates

On Thursday, January 19, the path forward for AU became a little bit more clear — and that much more bright. Athabasca University, in partnership with the Athabasca University Board of Governors and the Government of Alberta — respectively represented by their leader stakeholders — gathered at AU's Edmonton offices to announce the next steps in reaching the university's financial … [Read more...]

Neil Fassina’s Speech from Presidential Installation

Neil Fassina Athabasca University AU Presidential Installation January 11, 2017

Thank you Madame Board Chair. Madame Board Chair, Minister Schmidt, MLA Piquette, Reeve Splane, Mayor Morril, members of the platform party, distinguished guests, colleagues, family and friends. Thank you so much for being here today. I stand before you extremely humbled and deeply honored by the responsibility that you have placed upon me as Athabasca University’s 8th … [Read more...]

Message from the New President: The future is now

Dear students, As I begin my term as Athabasca University’s eighth president, a job that I am very humbled and excited to have, I thought I’d take this opportunity to say hello, and to affirm my commitment to you, our learners. While I may only be just starting my journey here, I have gained a number of insights during my transition to AU. First and foremost, I know that … [Read more...]

Introducing AU’s president designate: Dr. Neil Fassina

Dr. Neil Fassina will become Athabasca University’s eighth president on October 11, 2016. The announcement was made Wednesday morning at the university's main campus in Athabasca by Margaret Mrazek, the interim chair of the university's Board of Governors. Fassina will lead Athabasca University as it develops and implements sustainable solutions to its financial challenges … [Read more...]