"We can't allow things that are inaccurate to stand." — The Word of Our Dan, February 19, 2008.

Monday, September 13, 2010

The Minister is the Message

December 21, 2005: Minister seeks full analysis on future role of Sir Wilfred Grenfell College

"I am pleased to announce today that consultants have been appointed to complete an in-depth analysis that will consider a range of options for the college, up to and including full university status," said Joan Burke, Minister of Education. "The feasibility study will provide the department with the information needed to make an informed decision on the future governance of the college, with the aim of increasing Grenfell’s autonomy."

April 27, 2007: Government Releases Feasibility Study on Sir Wilfred Grenfell College

A feasibility study commissioned by government on the future role of Sir Wilfred Grenfell College in Corner Brook was released today. The Honourable Danny Williams, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, said government has reviewed the report and supports a preferred option that will give the college increased university status, within a single Memorial University system. Over the coming months, government will work with the Memorial University Board of Regents on the recommendations of the study.

"This new governance model is an important step in allowing Sir Wilfred Grenfell to lead economic and social development on the west coast," said the Honourable Tom Marshal, MHA for the District of Humber East and Minister of Finance. "It is yet another example of the rejuvenation the Corner Brook region is witnessing under the Williams Government. To say I am delighted would be a massive understatement and I was honoured the Premier gave me the opportunity to make this announcement during yesterday’s Budget speech."

March 26, 2009: Minister Burke noted that in keeping with the Provincial Government’s commitment to greater autonomy for Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, $2.5 million is being allocated this year to assist the college with that transition.

December 16, 2009: Government Announces Plan for Increased Grenfell Autonomy

To assist the growth and independence of Sir Wilfred Grenfell, the Provincial Government has formally requested that the Board of Regents:

• Rename Sir Wilfred Grenfell College to Memorial University of Newfoundland-Corner Brook to enhance its unique identity within the university system;

September 10, 2010: Memorial University’s Board of Regents has accepted a recommendation that will give Sir Wilfred Grenfell College a new name.



At 4:26 PM, September 14, 2010 , Blogger Polly said...

Let's see ,how did that work ,Burke out , Simmonds in ,King in ....


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