Agreement Reached with Athabasca University

Athabasca University’s Board of Governors have unanimously approved a new Investment Management Agreement with Alberta’s government.

In 1984, Athabasca University was relocated to the town of Athabasca to help create jobs and stimulate economic growth in the region. For the last 40 years, it has excelled in delivering distance learning while driving employment, social and economic growth in the town.

Athabasca University had about 500 employees based in Athabasca until 2014, but now only half that number work in the town. A 2017 report into the university’s future recommended that the university strengthen its physical presence in Athabasca.

Alberta’s government recognizes the importance of keeping jobs in Athabasca, just as previous governments have. That’s why Alberta’s government and Athabasca University have agreed upon a new investment management agreement with Athabasca University to grow and strengthen the university’s physical presence in the region.

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