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Episode Six: "All Hail to the Chief"

Episode six (24:14) features an interview with AU president Dr. Frits Pannekoek, who talks about the 'typical' day of a university president, his views on social media, and his advice to AU students.


  • Great podcast episode, Heather!

    I always enjoy chatting with Dr. Pannekoek.  The GSA is currently lobbying the provincial government to provide sustainable and predictable post-secondary institutional funding (that is, an increase to base operational funding and a three-year funding plan).  We're also asking the provincial government to provide two seats on university Boards of Governors to graduate students, for the creation of a provincial part-time student loan program, and for government support for graduate student professional development programs.

    We've had reasonable traction on these issues thus far, so we'll see what happens!


    Amanda Nielsen December 6, 2011 - 2:41pm

  • He certainly is a great advocate for students!

    Heather Clitheroe December 6, 2011 - 2:43pm

  • Love it! Thanks Heather and Dr Pannekoek! 

    Also, wow, I knew he was still teaching, but I didn't realize how many students he had!

    Bethany December 6, 2011 - 10:36pm

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