Many students at Memorial University of Newfoundland are calling on the president, Vianne Timmons, to resign over her decision to double tuition fees.
On May 3rd, 2021, Timmons told the media that currently enrolled students would pay the same amount as they were paying if tuition increases.
Timmons stated, “There will be no student who is presently enrolled in Memorial that will be compromised.”
On July 9th, 2021, Timmons went back on her word, and the university’s Board of Regents plan included a yearly four per cent increase starting next year for current students until 2025.
Below are pictures of students holding up Resign MUN President Vianne posters:
Matt Barter is a fourth-year student in the Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty at Memorial University of Newfoundland, majoring in Political Science with a minor in Sociology. He enjoys reading thought-provoking articles, walks in nature, and volunteering in the community.