Memorial's Regents speak on independence of Grenfell College

July 25, 2007

Following a 2006 review, and the subsequent recommendation to create two universities in Newfoundland (to be governed by one Board of Regents), the issue of Sir Wilfred Grenfell College's autonomy has been under much discussion and review.  Yesterday, the Memorial University Board of Regents reiterated its support for a single university in the province, and concluded that "a volunteer board governing two separate universities is unworkable."  Though the final choice is to be made by the government and not the Board, the Board requested that additional analysis be completed by the end of 2007 to address the impact on students -- including transfer agreements between institutions, costs involved, the required legislated changes, and shared services. Memorial News