Athabasca University recently announced the hiring of a new university President. Mr. Peter Mackinnon, former president and dean of law at the University of Saskatchewan will be serving as AU’s Interim President until June 30, 2015, or possibly slightly longer as there is the possibility of extension.
Among other positions, Mr. Mackinnon has previously chaired the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, and the Canadian Association of Law Teachers. He is also an Officer of the Order of Canada, and a Queen’s Counsel. Athabasca University currently has no law degree programs.