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CUE announces partnership with Mount Royal University to offer an expanded portfolio of online continuing education programs

Posted on: Jul 9, 2020

Concordia University of Edmonton (CUE) announced today a new partnership with Mount Royal University (MRU) to offer students an expanded portfolio of online continuing education programs.

Through this partnership, students from CUE and the community will be able to enroll in a number of online MRU programs through CUE’s Office of Extension and Culture. These certificate programs will be delivered virtually, allowing students to learn and develop skills using MRU’s online platform.

“We are excited to offer a number of new virtual learning and professional development opportunities through this partnership with Mount Royal University,” said Dr. Manfred Zeuch, Vice-President External Affairs and International Relations at CUE. “The academic landscape is changing and virtual learning is a part of our new normal. It has never been more important to build strong partnerships and offer diverse, engaging learning experiences that set the conditions for our students to be successful. These continuing education programs will provide opportunities to gain relevant, important skills and knowledge from anywhere in the world.”

“As well, during these extraordinary times, many people are looking for ways to get back into the workforce or change careers,” said Dr. Brad Mahon, Dean, Faculty of Continuing Education at Mount Royal University. “Our partnership with Concordia University of Edmonton allows us both to reach more students who will benefit from these career-enhancing programs.”

CUE provides a range of life-long learning opportunities outside of its academic programs, and is committed to seeking and forming partnerships with institutions and organizations that share its mission to prepare students to be independent thinkers, ethical leaders, and citizens for the common good.

“Our Office of Extension and Culture is growing rapidly,” said Dr. Xinxin Fang, Director of the Office of Extension and Culture and Centre for Chinese Studies. “We are constantly looking to offer new programs and learning opportunities that meet the needs of our students and community. We recognize the COVID-19 pandemic has created economic uncertainty and, in many cases, led to job losses. We believe these new programs offered in collaboration with Mount Royal University, in addition to our own programs, will be appealing to learners of all backgrounds and skill levels, whether someone is looking to enter the workforce, change careers, or simply try something new.”

Registration for the fall semester is now open. For full details about the programs and to register as a student with CUE’s Office of Extension and Culture, please visit https://concordia.ab.ca/university-programs/non-credit-courses/.

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