‘They’ll make the rules’: critics concerned about process of post-secondary board appointments

Faculty associations and ousted board members are raising questions about how and why Alberta’s provincial government is overhauling membership on post-secondary institution boards. Michael Phair, the ousted board chair of the University of Alberta board of governors, said he questions…

College president disputes MacKinnon panel report’s statement on low completion rates at Alberta post secondaries

The graduation rate data included in an influential blue ribbon panel report last week may paint an inaccurate picture of Alberta post-secondary students’ success, said the head of one institution caught in its crosshairs. Former Saskatchewan finance minister Janice MacKinnon…

Alberta education minister says Rutherford Scholarship now accepting applications

A day after an Alberta high school counsellor expressed concern about scholarship applications being delayed by a technological upgrade to the application and payment system, Alberta’s education minister said Tuesday that “effective immediately, the Rutherford Scholarship is open and accepting…

Pipelines and post-secondary education to be discussed as Alberta legislature resumes

Politicians in Alberta returned to work on Monday at the legislature. Government house leader Brian Mason said 12 bills are to be introduced during the six-week fall sitting. READ MORE: Alberta NDP MLA Brian Mason warns of tough spring election…