Frémont talks mental health, sexual violence, and food insecurity in exclusive interview with the Fulcrum.
“Having students from all over the world means more diversity of thought, cultural exchange, and higher tuition f—I mean academic rigour.”—Jacques Frémont
Following the Jan. 29 shooting of six Muslim men at a mosque in Québec City, staff, faculty members, and students at the University of Ottawa gathered in solidarity and to pay their respects.
“This is way cooler than what I learned in high school. I loved the part where Sir John A. MacDonald fought off four dragons using only a rusty blunderbuss and a 60-year-old bottle of scotch.”—Sheryl Watts, a first-year alternative Canadian history major.
The committee, which is comprised of students, faculty members, and other staff at the U of O, are working to identify what kinds of “barriers to inclusion” exist on campus.
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.
According to a memo sent to U of O staff from president Jacques Frémont, the university is facing a $15-million deficit this fiscal year and has been consulting with the heads of faculties and services to see how they can soften the blow.