TWU statement regarding Ministry of Advanced Education letter

Trinity Western University received a letter from BC’s Advanced Education Minister Amrik Virk on November 17th, regarding the start date of the School of Law.

When the School of Law was approved last year, the University was given a date of December 2016 as the deadline by which it had to enrol its first law students.

The current letter has some questions around whether the school will be operational in time and a deadline of November 28th for a response from the University. The University will respond by the deadline outlined in the letter.

“We are considering our response,” said TWU President Bob Kuhn, J.D. “We remain confident that we can meet the criteria set out by the Minister.”

TWU is a nationally-ranked, evangelical liberal arts university in Langley, BC. Its Community Covenant has restarted a national discussion on religious freedom. “The University is so much more than the discussion surrounding the Covenant,” Kuhn said. “We are open and welcoming, and believe in the rights of all Canadians to their personal beliefs and values.”

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