“My name is Chanel Barbosa, I am currently in my first year in the Gender Studies undergraduate degree at Memorial University. I am originally from Toronto Ontario, but decided to further my education in Newfoundland due to the low cost of tuition. As a person who has much school related debt, I am happy to know I can graduate from Memorial without any additional debts. However, if the tuition increases I will be in the same situation I was in before when residing in Ontario. I will not be able to afford to continue attending University. I feel as though the FREEZE needs to stay in place in order to allow students the opportunity to attend school without having to worry about how they are going to pay for it. Keep the Freeze in order to allow students like myself to further their education without having the burden of student debt.”

–Chanel Barbosa, MUN, St. John’s