Posts By: Scott Jacobsen

Scott Jacobsen

Canadian Science News

U of A Funding Boost for Science Global News: Science said, “The federal government is investing nearly $24 million towards research equipment at the University of Alberta. On Thursday, the government announced $23.8 million in funding.” These projects to be developed may lead to “ground-breaking results” in adapting forests to climate change and looking into heart… Read more »

Canadian Education News

Mental Health Funding Boost for Students “Post-secondary students in Alberta will be able to better access mental health services thanks to a three year grant from the province,” the Daily Herald Tribune said. There was an announcement made at Grande Prairie Regional College (GPRC) by Minister of Advanced Education Marlin Schmidt. GPRC President and CEO,… Read more »

The What, Why, and How of CASA

What is CASA? CASA, or the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations, was established in 1995. It was a response to post-secondary institutions recognizing the need for an organization to defend and promote student priorities at the federal level. It is a non-partisan, not-for-profit voice for Canadian students at polytechnic, undergraduate and graduate institutions. Its goals… Read more »

Mi CASA es su CASA

AUSU is a member of the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations, better known as CASA, a group that lobbies the federal government and the public to bring awareness of issues that post-secondary students are facing, and provide student-driven ideas to address them. Michael McDonald is currently the Executive Director of CASA, and previously worked for… Read more »

Meeting the Minds – AU President, Dr. Neil Fassina

Dr. Neil Fassina is the 8th President of Athabasca University. He earned a BSc in Psychology from the University of Calgary and PhD in Management from the Rotman School of Business at the University of Toronto. He is an active researcher in the areas around applied decision-making. He was installed in mid-January, 2017 and works… Read more »