MacEwan hoping for university designation this month

September 4, 2009

Now that Mount Royal is a university, Grant MacEwan College hopes it will be awarded university status this month to become Edmonton's second university. As late as last year, the school's president denied interest in MacEwan becoming a university, but after consulting with student leaders, faculty, staff, and the board of governors, "there was resounding support to move forward." As in the case of Mount Royal, the university designation would not change MacEwan's mandate; it would continue to offer certificates and diplomas on top of the bachelor programs already available. Edmonton Journal