An access-to-information request reveals that Memorial University spends over $87,000 a semester on a 24/7 counselling app for students called keep.meSAFE.

The MUN Faculty Association stated in their August 11th, 2022 President’s Update that 77 students used the app in the Fall 2022 semester and 88 students in the Winter 2023 semester. MUNFA pointed out that their resident students see those numbers of students in just a two-week time period. MUNFA stated, “The quality of care offered by doctoral psychology professionals cannot be replicated or outsourced to an app.”

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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.


One response to “MUN spends over $87K/semester on keep.meSAFE app”

  1. Typical neoliberal techno fix for human problems – costs twice as much and does half as good.

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