“There’s a big problem in terms of career development,” Hatai said. “Many graduate programs for example they don’t have the co-op program, so taking the perspective from an international student and he comes or she comes here—in Canada they lack what they call the Canadian job experience.”
“This is also one of the challenges of organizing graduate students on a campus because so much of the work that they end up doing—people work often exclusively in their labs and with a professor,” said Hunsdale. “The notion of student life isn’t quite the same.”
The motion cited concerns that details about the position are “inaccessible to students, being absent from the SFUO constitution,” and that the holder of the position is not required to be a student.
The GA did finish the night with 141 in attendance, roughly three times the number of students in attendance at the previous GA, where no motions were filed. As quorum was not reached, the meeting featured an update from the executive, a presentation on the budget, and a 20-minute question period.
The Student Federation of the University of Ottawa hosted its fourth General Assembly on Tuesday night, but once again, it failed to meet quorum.
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