Trinity Western University


University Status

In July of 1979, on the last day of the 38-day legislative session, a bill granting Trinity Western College university status was passed. This legislation made Trinity Western the only private school in B.C. capable of granting four-year, baccalaureate degrees.

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    TWC Amendment

    An Act to Amend the Trinity Western College Act, assented to July 31, 1979.

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    [TWU Archives: F 2 B 32 File 29]

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    Media Reaction

    Media reaction was mixed…

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    Malcolm Turnbull. “Socreds vote degree status to Trinity College,” The Province,
    August 1, 1979 (no page) [TWU Archives: Coll 3 B 1 File: 1979]

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