Peter MacKinnon’s remarkable run

As we prepare to welcome aboard our new president after the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend, we at AU Newsroom would be remiss not to publish a fond farewell to Peter MacKinnon who so resolutely raised the bar during these past couple of years as our university’s interim president. We couldn’t have hoped for a more remarkable run. Track record of success MacKinnon, a lawyer and … [Read more...]

AU Students Vote: pledge your patriotism in the days leading to Canada’s federal election

Election fever is sizzling both on-campus and online among Canadian university students. Here at Athabasca University the wave of momentum is due to a unique collaboration between our two student union bodies—Athabasca University Students' Union (AUSU), and Athabasca University Graduate Students' Association (AUGSA). The duo teamed up with their national advocacy group—the … [Read more...]

AU President Peter MacKinnon Responds to Recent Task Force Criticism

Last Thursday, four unions and associations representing various employee groups at Athabasca University, issued a media release in response to AU’s Task Force on Sustainability. You can read the media release here. Normally, I would not respond to something like this, but given that the release is riddled with inaccuracies, accidental or deliberate, I feel I must set the … [Read more...]

Peter MacKinnon extends his stay as AU’s president

Athabasca University President Peter McKinnon

We are pleased to announce that Peter MacKinnon has agreed to an extension of his contract as Interim President of Athabasca University. Given the important work Peter has undertaken, and the excellent relationship he has built with faculty and staff, governments and our Campus Alberta partners in the short time since his arrival, the Board of Governors has agreed to extend his … [Read more...]

Meet Peter MacKinnon, Athabasca University interim president

Athabasca University President Peter McKinnon

Peter MacKinnon started his post as Athabasca University's interim president on July 1, 2014. Peter comes to us with over 23 years of university experience and a passionate belief in AU's mission. As part of a new series of videos, interviewing people from all around the university, we sat down with Peter to learn more about why he chose to come to AU , and to find out a little … [Read more...]