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Athabasca University president Neil Fassina. Image: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | Neil Fassina is about to leave his job as president of Athabasca University to lead Okanagan College in Kelowna, B.C.
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Athabasca University president Neil Fassina. Image: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | Athabasca University can enroll international students without them having to travel to Canada. If Jason Kenney harbours prime ministerial ambitions, he can try to sell that as a success for Canada.
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Athabasca University President Neil Fassina. Image: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | When you think about the state of negotiations between Athabasca University and its Faculty Association, remember it is no longer in financial peril.
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Alberta Labour Minister Christina Gray (Image: David Climenhaga)
David J. Climenhaga | First contract compulsory arbitration: will the Alberta NDP enact even that sensible and nearly universal reform? We have no idea.
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Ken Coates
David J. Climenhaga | Ken Coates is the Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan.
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Neil Fassina
David J. Climenhaga | Neil Fassina started work in his new role as president of Athabasca University this week. He’s already got a controversy to deal with.
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Charles Weasel Head
David J. Climenhaga | New appointments may signal beginning of overhaul for the financially troubled institution.
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Marlin Schmidt
David J. Climenhaga | The budget that will be presented to the AU Faculties Council in Athabasca this morning has the tone of a document drafted under protest.
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Athabasca University
David J. Climenhaga | A demoralized university, an administration and board at odds with the government, and a government seemingly reluctant to act is not a formula for success.
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Bob Barnetson
David J. Climenhaga | Media and employers cannot be depended on to make Alberta workplaces safer. Only government can do this job. A new report by the Parkland Institute shows the way.
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Marlin Schmidt
David J. Climenhaga | It might well be fair to speculate that the Alberta government has put Athabasca University into a form of "soft receivership."
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Marlin Schmidt
David J. Climenhaga | The Alberta government’s request to the president of Athabasca University to hold off releasing budget details until after a meeting with the Advanced Education minister seems unusual.