In light of this less than stellar first outing, how can we improve how the general assembly is run?
You don’t need to take an intro political science course to know that democratic legitimacy requires fair and open elections to exist, or that the federation elections as run on this campus don’t usually meet these basic standards.
SFUO president Anne-Marie Roy had a Twitter conversation with Ottawa mayor Jim Watson, who is running for re-election in the upcoming Oct. 27 mayoral elections. Roy expressed her disappointment that student issues were not adequately discussed at mayoral debates, to which Watson responded by saying it was not his fault the SFUO did not organize a debate on campus, but that he did debate at Carleton University.
Staff reporter Spencer Murdock was at the Sept. 21 BOA meeting where arts representative James Daniels resigned — here is his live-tweet of the meeting.
The Board of Administration (BOA) for the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) met on Sunday, Sept. 24 for their second monthly meeting of this term. Our associate news editor Lindsay Macmillan was there; read below to find out what went down.
Two student federation board members were accused of participating in a conversation that included comments about the sexual assault of their president in a motion presented at the end of reading week.
The Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) elections raised a number of talking points among candidates as one slate was penalized, another raised some concern about vacation use, and the General Assembly (GA) referendum took on more forceful opposition.
The Board of Administration (BOA) convened on Dec. 1 to discuss General Assemblies (GA), live streaming the Olympics, the undergraduate seat on the Senate Appeals Committee (SAC), toilet paper reform, and a new scholarship.