Post-Secondary Learning Act, Up For Review

April 18th, 2013

Do you have thoughts and opinions about the post-secondary landscape in Alberta? Be heard!

As you are aware, the Government of Alberta has indicated its intention to open the “Alberta Post-Secondary Learning Act” this fall.  This process signals an interest by the government to improve the existing post-secondary landscape.  We at GPRC plan to fully engage in the dialogue toward building a better system for Albertans and for our stewardship region.

Add your voice to the discussion.  Please take a moment to review the existing act (link attached) and share your views on what you would like to see that would better enable GPRC to serve our region while providing exceptional value to the Alberta post-secondary system.

I will compile all your suggestions and submit our recommendation on behalf of the entire college.

I look forward to hearing your innovative suggestions toward building a better GPRC within our provincial post-secondary system.

Post-Secondary Learning Act

Letter of Expectation

April 18th, 2013

How do YOU think GPRC could best serve the learners of our region? What do you think should be clearly stated in our College mandate?

Enterprise and Advanced Education has recently released draft “Letters of Expectation” for our consideration.  Over the next two months we will craft our intentions in response to this letter.

I would be very interested in hearing your views on the elements you feel are important considerations in our submission to Enterprise and Advanced Education to ensure we are meeting the needs of our region.

Please a take a minute to share your thoughts for a better GPRC.

Letter of Expectation

GPRC Budget 2013-2014

March 8th, 2013

The 2013 – 2014 Provincial Budget has indicated GPRC will receive a 7.3% reduction in the operation grant.  The magnitude of this reduction signals the need to make a significant change in the way we deliver our service.  I am working with the Budget and Executive Team to determine our course of action.  Through this process we continue to seek new and creative ways to improve our service while meeting our new fiscal mandate.

Please share any ideas you may have to help our College navigate through these tight times.  To paraphrase our Premier, please don’t self-criticize your ideas.  All suggestions are welcome.

We are committed to doing the right things, for the right reasons.  I assure you that we will continue to invest and to grow where it will best serve the learners of our region.  This institution will continue to move forward in strength.


Tim Hortons

January 10th, 2013

For the past several years many of our staff, faculty and students have asked about bringing Tim Hortons to GPRC.  We now believe we may be in a position to make this happen.  Our initial thought is to renovate the existing Bernie’s and turn it into a Tim Hortons.

My question to you; should we proceed with bringing Tim Hortons to GPRC?  Why? Why not?

Do you have any suggestions to enhance the service to our college and community?

GPRC – University Status?

November 2nd, 2012

For the first time, the GPRC Comprehensive Institutional Plan 2012-2015 contains the following objective.

1.6       In response to regional and city of Grande Prairie demand, GPRC will work with stakeholders to reconcile the university status expectations.

I would like to ask you this question;

Should GPRC seek university status by 2020?

  • In your response please indicate why we should or should not proceed with this initiative.
  • Should we seek something other than university status?