Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) St. John’s campus has had infrastructure woes for a long time, and the issue was in the media in the past. However, many members of the public are still unaware of the extent of how bad it is. The university campus is filled with cracks, leaks, dust, and temporary fixes.
Some of the buildings are decades old. Funding allocation at MUN seems to depend on the importance of the department or unit. Thousands of dollars were spent by the president’s office on luxury items, while other areas of the university are in an appalling state. Along with the eyesore of the crumbling infrastructure are also safety concerns.
Across much of the university, it is not uncommon to see garbage cans or recycling bins used to catch water dripping from the ceiling. Hoses and tarps are also used. There is patchwork on many walls throughout the university that has been there for the long term. Furthermore, many of the water fountains on campus are covered over with plastic bags.
Below are pictures that I took around campus:
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.