Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
April 03, 2017

The following statement was given today in the House of Assembly by the Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour:

Minister Recognizes First Meeting of the Council on Higher Education

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the long-awaited first meeting of the Council on Higher Education, which aims to increase collaboration between Memorial University of Newfoundland and College of the North Atlantic.

Members of the Council on Higher Education include representatives of the Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, the presidents and board chairs of both post-secondary institutions, and their students.

The inaugural meeting included an overview of commitments in The Way Forward and members discussed opportunities for current and future collaboration, identifying areas of interest for future partnership to benefit all regions of Newfoundland and Labrador.

By working in partnership through the Council on Higher Education, we will identify opportunities for improved engagement, sharing of resources, and increased collaboration in areas such as research.

Our government believes that post-secondary education is key to Newfoundland and Labrador’s success in a challenging, changing economy. Collaboration through the Council on Higher Education will help provide strong value for our investments.

2017 04 03                              1:55 p.m.