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.
If the university is able to learn about student life on its own, it certainly shouldn’t be leaving it up to outside ratings to connect the dots to find a serious problem with student satisfaction, especially when all the pieces have been in front of them for years.
Victoria Barham, a board member and a professor in the Faculty of Social Sciences, said the services provided to students in her faculty are “catastrophic,” noting long wait times to see academic advisors and a lack of response to questions over email.
On Monday, Sept. 25 the University of Ottawa’s Board of Governors (BOG) met to discuss its latest financial numbers, the university’s academic ranking, and more.
Some deeply unhappy with tuition hikes, others see a way forward On Monday, May 29, the University of Ottawa’s Board of Governors (BOG) passed a budget that saw tuition hikes rise for the 12th consecutive year...
Rates will rise across the board, with international students to see up to 15 per cent increase On Monday, May 29, the University of Ottawa’s Board of Governors (BOG) will meet to present and ratify the 2017-1...
BOG vice-president resources Marc Joyal started his presentation by talking about how the U of O is facing an estimated $14.6-million deficit for the current fiscal year, a period that ends on April 30, 2017.