Rovinescu and Johnston both focused on the importance of disruption in the face of the changing working world, and Rovinescu identified the catalyst for the debate question itself—employers believe graduates are not ready for entry level positions, while educational institutions do.
“On the post-secondary side there’s money for research, there’s money for infrastructure, and there’s a commitment, which I think could be really important to try and set up the 2017 budget on an innovation agenda,” he said. “You cannot build an innovation agenda without being connected to places of higher learning like the University of Ottawa,” he said.
Dorimain said the march had two goals, to raise money for BLM Toronto and to get politicians to say they support the movement. “We were asking our mayor and councillors to support what’s going on over there because it also happens here in Ottawa,” she said.
The Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) has announced that it will be making significant cuts to its services and staff over the summer to avoid bankruptcy. The announcement, which was posted to the SFUO website on March 31, stated that “due to a significant cash flow shortage, this service provision will be reduced throughout the summer months.”
April will be an important month for the University of Ottawa’s environmental policies. Luckily, the conference opened the floor for some serious discussion before any decision regarding divestment is made.
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.
According to the CSA, this U of O study provides the first complete view of surface ice velocity across the St. Elias Mountains. This is important because it also shows the effectiveness of observing glacier patterns from space.