NS, Memorial students participate in day of action calling for free, universal access to university education 


Students in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland & Labrador recently participated in a National Day of Action to call for free, universal access to university education. In NL, the Memorial University Students’ Union (MUNSU) led a march to call for barrier-free access to higher education and skills training. In Halifax, students from six local students’ unions represented by the Canadian Federation of Students Nova Scotia and their supporters marched to Province House to demand that the province implement changes. They called for changes including free and accessible postsecondary education, grants instead of loans, and education justice. “[I]t would take significant change to the entire university system,” said U of King’s College Students Union president Sara MacCallum. “But that doesn’t mean that it isn’t possible, it just means we need to imagine a way that it could be better.” 

The Coast | VOCM