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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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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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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.
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Marlin Schmidt
David J. Climenhaga | The plan also appears to include a controversial shift from using permanent, secure IT staff to an insecure force of workers in precarious positions.
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Athabasca University Sign
David J. Climenhaga | The plan is likely to be controversial at the troubled distance-education university based in the town of Athabasca, in the City of St. Albert and within the provincial government.
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Lori Sigurdson
David J. Climenhaga | If Athabasca University is to survive, Alberta's government may have no choice but to fire the board as permitted under the Post-Secondary Learning Act.
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Bob Wanner
David J. Climenhaga | The NDP, to its great credit, is so far sticking to its guns and indicating it will keep its promise to raise the minimum wage.
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Colin Piquette
David J. Climenhaga | A report on the future of Athabasca University smacks of a document drafted with the anti-labour attitudes and austerity policies of the previous Progressive Conservative government in mind.
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Athabasca University
David J. Climenhaga | If the government of Alberta wants a university that allows students to complete their degrees via distance education, it's going to have to pay for it.