AB institutions “trading competition for collaboration”

April 8, 2016

Students achieve the greatest success when they can choose the institution and pathway that works best for them, write University of Lethbridge President Mike Mahon and SAIT Polytechnic President David Ross. To this end, the authors highlight how Alberta’s PSE institutions are “trading competition for collaboration” in order to offer students more opportunities to learn and build the skills they need to make an impact in the world. One of the most significant areas of cross-institutional collaboration is experiential learning, of which the authors offer several examples. Mahon and Ross conclude that they are “confident that in the future, this kind of collaboration in post-secondary education will be the norm across the country, helping to shape a vibrant and diversified economy for the benefit of all Canadians.” Lethbridge Herald