While construction of the new light rail transit (LRT) campus station might be inconvenient for commuters, it also introduces a new set of challenges for the University of Ottawa Faculty of Science’s Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) facility, which houses millions of dollars of research equipment.
The university’s 2016-17 budget featured tuition hikes of three per cent for domestic students—the highest allowed under provincial rules—and up to 15 per cent for international students, as well as a deficit of $4.9 million.
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.”
Years of talk about fossil fuel divestment finally came to a head at the most recent U of O Board of Governors meeting.
Recently, Ryerson University altered the structure of its meal plan funds, giving students options to reallocate any funds that remain at the end of the year, instead of having leftover funds go directly to Food Services.
While much of the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO)’s April 10 Board of Administration (BOA) meeting was taken up with questions about the student union’s financial status, there’s a lot more to know. Motions were passed, vice-president equity Nicole Maylor departed early, and Faculty of Medicine representative Emile Hashem left the meeting in protest.
OC Transpo will be stopping service to the University of Ottawa’s Campus Station on April 24, while exams don’t wrap up until April 27. The service changes are due to the city of Ottawa’s planned construction on the Light Rail Transit (LRT) system, which is expected to be finished in May 2018.
A study published in the scientific journal, PLOS ONE, this past week by a team of researchers from the University of Ottawa has found high levels of arsenic and methyl mercury, a toxic type of mercury that can accumulate in food chains, in lakes near The Giant Mine, located just outside of Yellowknife.
The Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) held its final Board of Administration (BOA) meeting of the year on April 10, and its first since a statement was released to the public on March 31 announcing staff and services cuts effective this summer.