It’s no secret: the demographic projections for Newfoundland and Labrador are bleak.
Fewer babies are being born in the province than ever before, and the population is aging faster than anywhere else in the country. A group at Grenfell Campus thinks the path to the future of this province extends beyond our geographic boundaries.
Melissa Halford, English as a second language co-ordinator, and Patrick Arsenault, international student programming co-ordinator, work closely with international students and are part of Grenfell’s internationalization working group.
In their roles, they see Grenfell’s international student population as an untapped source of growth and innovation for the province.
But they can’t do it alone.
Thankfully, immigrants have more supports in place in Corner Brook than ever before. In addition to staff like Ms. Halford and Mr. Arsenault, new community resources are now available to students following graduation.