The Marine Institute Students’ Union (MISU) released a statement on Memorial University’s decision to cease operations of its shuttle bus service operating routes to the Marine Institute and Singal Hill Campus.
They point out that Marine Institute students living on the main campus’ residence regularly utilize the free shuttle service.
The MISU states, “For students who are now facing economic and mental stresses of a cost-of-living crisis, a substantial tuition hike, as well as the heavy differential fees faced by international students… many affected students will reasonably face a financial challenge from this situation.”
The Marine Institute stated that students can use the Metrobus service and that financial assistance may be available to MI students living in the main campus’ residence on a case-by-case basis for those who demonstrate a financial challenge. Instead of this approach, the MISU calls on the Marine Institute administration to eliminate the need to demonstrate a financial challenge and create a streamlined application process for impacted students.
See MISU’s statement below:
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.