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Feb. 6, 2003, Gazette


Going global in the search

The recruiting edge

Recruitment efforts at Grenfell in full swing

New fees, services planned for international students

(L-R) Recruiters Gordon Delaney, Denise Hooper and Michelle Snow.
Photo by Doug Scott
(L-R) Recruiters Gordon Delaney, Denise Hooper and Michelle Snow.

One of the benefits of the demographic changes in Newfoundland and Labrador is that Memorial can now accommodate more out-of-province and international students without any concern that students from Newfoundland and Labrador are being displaced.

The Sir Wilfred Grenfell College campus of Memorial is one of a number of partners in the Humber Education Alliance, which has recently opened an international student centre in Corner Brook’s Millbrook Mall. The goal of the education alliance is to attract international students to attend secondary and post-secondary schools in the Corner Brook area.

According to Dr. Axel Meisen, Memorial is endeavouring to increase the number of international students for several reasons. Increased diversity means a richer campus experience for all and the international market is replete with recruiting opportunities for the university.

“International students see Memorial as a quality university, offering excellent value for money,” Dr. Meisen explained. “In addition, the university is involved in many areas of teaching and research that appeal to international students.”