Editorial questions the Sir Wilfred Grenfell's bid for independence

August 3, 2007

“Do we need another university?” asks an editorial of the Newfoundland and Labrador community.  The article commends Sir Wilfred Grenfell College for offering programs that are not available at Memorial University’s campus in St. John’s, including a Bachelor of Fine Arts, but wonders if this is enough to merit the expense of creating a second independent university.  The author suggests that there simply aren’t enough students to fill two schools and suggests that government funds may be better spent offsetting living costs incurred by students. Tuition fees at Memorial and Sir Wilfred are among the lowest in Canada.  Advertiser (Editorial)