Housing Crunch Continues For FNUC Students

Tuesday, September 11, 2007 at 14:34



Media reports last week suggested a student housing crisis had been averted for students attending the University of Saskatchewan and SIAST campuses in Saskatoon — but that doesn’t seem to be the case for students attending the First Nations University of Canada in that city.


Student Services at FNUC say 75 of their 200 students are still looking for an affordable place to live.


Trina Carter managed to find a place a few weeks ago.


Carter says her two-bedroom apartment is expensive, and notes she will be sharing it with her two children, her sister, and her sister’s three children.


She believes it will be impossible to do any schoolwork at home, and predicts she will be “living at the library”.


Carter says she has another sister who commutes from the Moosomin First Nation twice a week for classes because she can’t find a place to live.