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...]

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...]

Get to know your new president

new president Neil Fassina

AU Newsroom editor and writer Heidi Staseson recently caught up with Athabasca University's new president, Neil Fassina, for a detailed Q&A — on everything from his sock drawer and Netflix picks, to enrolling in AU and tips for achieving respect in the workplace. AU: Who are your favourite authors and do you prefer fiction or non-fiction? NF: On the fiction side, Bryce … [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...]

Reappointment of university president for a second term

President Dr. Frits Pannekoek Reappointment

The Athabasca University Governing Council (AUGC) is pleased to announce the reappointment of Dr. Frits Pannekoek as president of Athabasca University. The announcement was made today in Edmonton by Barry Walker, Chair, AUGC. The appointment is for a five-year term. "We are extremely fortunate to have someone of Dr. Pannekoek's caliber agree to take on a second term as president … [Read more...]