Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
March 14, 2018

Council on Higher Education Continues Its Work

This week the Council on Higher Education held its third meeting to discuss priorities and initiatives in post-secondary education.

Members discussed post-secondary links to the Premier’s Task Force on Improving Educational Outcomes as well as ongoing work and opportunities to collaborate in the area of Indigenous education.

Members of the council are the Chair of Memorial University’s Board of Regents, President of Memorial University, Chair of College of the North Atlantic’s Board of Governors, President of College of the North Atlantic, and the Minister and Deputy Minister of the Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour. Members also include student representatives from the province’s public post-secondary institutions.

The Council on Higher Education was first convened on March 23, 2017. The establishment of the council meets a key commitment in The Way Forward: A Vision for Sustainability and Growth in Newfoundland and Labrador to forming a council to facilitate collaboration and make recommendations for both public post-secondary institutions and the Provincial Government.

“The future of Newfoundland and Labrador’s public post-secondary education system is made brighter by the expertise and enthusiasm of the members of the Council on Higher Education. Through increased engagement and collaboration, these highly qualified members continue to identify ways to share resources between Memorial University and College of the North Atlantic and to enhance the province’s post-secondary education system.”
Honourable Al Hawkins
Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour

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2018 03 14                                                   12:15 p.m.