For a federation that claims to recognize the legitimacy and validity of students rights and representation, the actions, or lack thereof, of the SFUO executive members exemplify the opposite with overt apathy for representing students.
In a time pervaded by “alternative facts” and general disagreement on topics as basic as whether or not the economy is doing well, we owe it to people to present useful information.
It’s important to recognize that the current campaign serves to alienate members of the very community it proclaims to help.
In the face of lies and "alternative facts," journalists need to be very judicious about what they report, and fund investigations to get to the real facts.
The comptroller’s position takes its strength from the idea of balance. If the problem is part of the board, then the comptroller can expose it. If the problem is the comptroller, then the board as a whole can see through it.
It’s essential that we look at the Manning case with a critical eye, and think about what rights we believe Canadian whistleblowers should be entitled to.
Adding 10 extra faculty seats to the BOA would bring down our ratio to about 1,000 students per rep—not only giving students more representation, but giving students more chances to get involved.