Lorne Wheeler resigned as chairman of Memorial University's Board of Regents to accept a new position as a senior policy advisor to Loyola Hearn, federal minister of fisheries and oceans. Mr. Wheeler served as chairman of the Board of Regents since 2004.
Applications for admission to Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Memorial University's Corner Brook campus, rose by 19.5 per cent over this time the previous year. This represents an increase of roughly 100 individual applications. Interestingly, 19 of those applications were submitted by current high school students in Newfoundland and Labrador — that amounts to a six per cent increase from within the province. "Even though our demographics are in a downward trend, our applications from that local cohort have increased," said Sharon Noftall-Bennett, the college's registrar. "This is a good sign. It means our message — that quality higher education is available right here at home — is reaching our local market."