CONSERVATIVE MEMBER OF Parliament (MP) Stephen Woodworth spoke at the University of Ottawa on Dec. 3 about the proposition he recently brought forward in the House of Commons.
Kevin Page, the parliamentary budget officer (PBO) for the government of Canada, spoke to students at the University of Ottawa on Nov. 20. In a presentation organized by the Economics Student Association, an enthusiastic Page spoke about the role of the PBO and answered audience questions.
On Nov. 21, students at the University of Ottawa took part in a candlelight vigil, held on the steps of the university centre overlooking the Morisset Terrace. The vigil featured many speakers who discussed the violence that has taken place in Gaza in the past few weeks.
The faculty of social sciences (FSS) at the U of O accidentally released the personal information of students in the faculty on Monday, Nov. 26, including the GPAs, number of credits completed, email addresses, and names of more than 1,000 third- and fourth-year students.
“[Café Alt] is one of the businesses I want to see improve a lot because it fills a unique sort of niche on campus for students who may not want to drink at the bar or be the party type of people,” said Adam Gilani.
One in 10 students on the University of Ottawa’s campus have used the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa’s (SFUO) Food Bank, according to recent statistics released by the SFUO.
The SFUO, who is in charge of the health plan at the U of O, reported that $119,049 in antidepressants were claimed through the health plan in 2011. This represents 12.7 per cent of all claims through the health plan for that year. That is up from the $84,300, or 12.2 per cent, in antidepressants claimed between September 2010 and June 2011—a $34,749 increase in claims, but only a 0.5 per cent increase.
Father Roger Guindon, the president of the University of Ottawa from 1964-1984, has died at the age of 92.
The Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) held a byelection from Nov. 5-7 in order to fill vacancies on the Board of Administration (BOA), Board of Governors (BOG), and the senate.