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Mr. Glen Gatin appointed director of Campus Manitoba

November 16, 2006

Source: Brandon University

BRANDON, MB – Following an extensive search, Brandon's Mr. Glen Gatin has been appointed Director of Campus Manitoba, with a start date of December 1, 2006.

Gatin is currently employed at Brandon's Assiniboine Community College as an eLearning and Research Specialist, and has a B.A. from the University of Saskatchewan, a Certificate in Vocational & Technical Education from the University of Regina and an M.A. in Education from Central Michigan University. He is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree through Fielding Graduate University. His Doctoral work focuses on the area of Educational Leadership and Change, with a concentration on Media.

Gatin brings to the appointment a great deal of experience in computer mediated classroom learning, program development (including liaison with First Nations communities), and in the management of operating budgets. Gatin has worked on international curriculum development in Romania under the auspices of World Bank and the Association of Canadian Community Colleges, and he is currently Vice-President on the board of the Manitoba Association for Distributed Learning and Training.

"The appointment of Glen Gatin to the Directorship of Campus Manitoba comes at a most welcome time, as Campus Manitoba is playing an increasingly important role in the Province, particularly in delivering post-secondary education to regions that are remote from the larger centres of population," says Dr. Jeff Williams, Vice-President (Academic & Research) at Brandon University. "Gatin’s considerable knowledge and experience in the distributed delivery of College and University courses will ensure that Campus Manitoba will continue to flourish and benefit learners across the Province."

"I am very pleased to join Campus Manitoba, working toward the goal of increased accessibility to higher education for learners throughout the province," says Gatin

Campus Manitoba (CMB) is a consortium of Manitoba’s public post-secondary institutions. It serves as a conduit to provide access to college and university courses and programs for Manitobans through distributed learning mechanisms including the Internet. Campus Manitoba supports students by providing services that remove barriers and enable the achievement of educational goals.

CMB courses are delivered by means of synchronous (real-time, scheduled, LearnLinc communication technology) and asynchronous (unscheduled, student-discretion motivated, online Internet and multimedia-accessed courses.

Campus Manitoba is a unique program, which allows students to receive transfer equivalents for courses offered by any of the participating universities. Students register with Campus Manitoba, but they choose a ‘home’ institution from which they aim to graduate upon completion of their studies.

Campus Manitoba has fifteen centers throughout Manitoba. The centers are staffed with coordinators who provide CMB registered students with academic and logistical support. Further academic support is provided through the Online Writing and Math Centres, Off-Campus Library Services, and an online resource directory.

For more information, please contact:

Kelly StiforaCommunications OfficerBrandon UniversityPhone: (204) 727-9762Email:

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