Student Update: The future of AU—NOT according to (social) media.

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You may have seen recent media stories, or heard through other channels, that Athabasca University may be closing as early as 2016. This is not correct. These reports are a result of the misinterpreting of a report submitted to the Government of Alberta that identifies financial challenges, outlines possible consequences, and urges action to ensure the university's future … [Read more...]

AU President Peter MacKinnon Responds to Recent Task Force Criticism

Athabasca University President Peter MacKinnon at the Open Our World closing ceremony at the Founder's Room, Arts Common, Jack Singer Hall, Calgary, April 28, 2015. 
Photo credit: Brian Buchsdruecker, Bookstrucker Photography.

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...]