Last month the chairperson of the CRC Program published an open letter on behalf of the program’s steering committee, which urged university presidents in the program to make a “concerted effort to address the under representation of the four designated groups (women, Aboriginal Peoples, persons with disabilities and visible minorities) in nominations for Canada Research Chair positions.”
KÄSE is a three-piece jazz-fusion rock band, but Cam Buie, fourth-year piano performance student and the group’s pianist, says that he would describe their sound more as “punk rock for sissies.”
The term culture is in no way controversial; it is just a word that denotes customs, traditions, and beliefs held by a sub-population. However, when someone specifies “rape culture,” many become defensive or simply incredulous, even to the point of denying its existence.
Is it OK to withhold information under oath because you’re embarrassed? No, but is it ok to overlook the fact these women chose solely to withhold information that doesn’t fit the ‘socially valid’ abuse victim profile? Certainly not.
The Student Federation of the University of Ottawa’s (SFUO) recent Board of Administration (BOA) meeting offered some insight into the SFUO’s response to a report by the disciplinary committee into reports of harassment among the executive.
It is unreasonable to expect every moment of a traumatic event to be remembered in perfect detail, because that simply isn’t how the mind works. Especially if you consider that these assaults allegedly occurred up to 12 years ago, and these women probably tried their best to forget them at that time.
The Student Federation of the University of Ottawa hosted its fourth General Assembly on Tuesday night, but once again, it failed to meet quorum.
The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed an appeal by former University of Ottawa professor Denis Rancourt to overturn their decision in the civil suit brought against him by U of O professor Joanne St. Lewis over a racial slur he used in a 2011 blog post.