“Give me a year and a hundred of my kin and I would make this
a place that armies would break upon like water.”
Like Gimli, the character in Lord of the Rings, engineers take pride in spotting a problem and knowing that they can build a solution that will stand the test of time. Engineering is a special fraternity. Bonds between colleagues are forged early, and in the end they are linked in fellowship through their engineering rings.
Now, engineering students on the west coast of the province can begin their journey without heading to St. John's. This year Sir Wilfred Grenfell College has partnered with the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science on the St. John's campus to offer full first year engineering courses. It's another way Grenfell strives to offer students an alternative to doing things the traditional way. And when the first students complete their degrees, rings firmly on fingers, they'll know that they helped build a new path to engineering success.