Monday, March 9, 2015

Fears arise that Alberta’s Athabasca University will be lost as tough budget looms - Jeremy Nolais, Metro News

Alberta-based Athabasca University is facing a multi-million-dollar budget hole, but the institution’s president believes students will continue to be able to login and learn in the years ahead. Even if Campus Alberta grants for the school, the only English-speaking institution in Canada devoted solely to distance-learning, come in at the same level it did last year, Athabasca would be about $4 million short, or about three per cent of its total operating costs. But that’s a big if, concedes president Peter MacKinnon, as the province has warned of a nine per cent total reduction in departmental spending and peer universities have begun preparing for cuts of five per cent or more. http://metronews.ca/news/calgary/1295499/fears-arise-that-albertas-athabasca-university-will-be-lost-as-tough-budget-looms/

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