The letter highlights a series of recommendations for a new student union: a constitution that can only be amended at an annual General Assembly with a majority vote, elections managed by an independent third party, a model of governance which includes mechanisms for punitive action should trust be breached, and accountability to its membership.
The BOA of the SFUO met on Oct. 14 to discuss a series of 10 motions relating to governance and the ratification of the company handling online voting. Near the seven hour mark, quorum was lost as most of the United slate walked out.
A formal complaint with the Ottawa Police Services (OPS) has been made by a resident of Barrhaven on Sept. 15 against Hadi Wess, former Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) president, who is currently running for city council in Ward 3, Barrhaven. Wess denies the allegations and the existence of a police report.
On Oct. 10, the SFUO announced upcoming by-elections and their intention to create a new agreement with the University of Ottawa.
The Board of Governors met on Sept. 24 to discuss the past year’s budget, this year’s budget, the future of Brooks residence, Ontario’s free speech policy, and cannabis legislation on campus. At the end, the board went in camera to discuss the SFUO.
The SFUO announced that three executives will vacate office, and their intention to continue operations in light of the university's contract termination notice.