Northern Alberta PSE institutions sign MOU for increased student access

March 27, 2014

A group of 7 Alberta PSE institutions have signed an agreement that aims to improve access to PSE in the northern parts of the province. The institutions’ presidents have discussed perceived access barriers and ways to enhance overall PSE system efficiency. The collaboration has resulted in “strategic objectives related to seamless transfer, student mobility and access to quality education programming in remote areas.” “This [agreement] will allow us to reach into partner institutions and potentially deliver their own programs, diplomas, certificates and degrees right here in our community,” says Keyano College Board Chair Kara Flynn. "It allows our students a broader complement of programs and allows us as an institution to do that far more cost effectively than we could do on our own.”  The agreement was signed by Athabasca University, Grande Prairie Regional College, Keyano College, Lakeland College, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Northern Lakes College, and Portage College. Keyano News Release | Fort McMurray Today