The journey of unlearning and learning is one that is very long, and that will include a lot of ups and downs, but it’s really important that you listen to folks that are affected by it, and kind of follow their lead.
Students from federated bodies, clubs, and services on campus have come forward with allegations against the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa, ranging from poor management to misallocation of budgets.
The Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) and the University of Ottawa’s department of history have a number of events lined up to celebrate Black history both now and throughout the year.
The board saw a motion regarding just cause for absence of certain members at the Dec. 3 meeting that read: “Be it resolved, that the VP finance, president, and VP equity give the board of administration just cause for their absences at the December 3 meeting.”
While stronger leadership at the administrative level is key to building a more accessible learning and working environment, this push for change starts with students.
The first motion detailed caps on SFUO executive salaries, which was met with applause by many in the room, and the second outlined the need for student involvement in course curriculums.
This motion, proposed by vice-president equity Leila Moumouni-Tchouassi, called for the SFUO to take a number of political stances, as the U of O campus “has seen hate crimes, discrimination, (and) racism,” and because the university “(makes) decisions not in the best interest of marginalized communities.”
The SFUO also ratified their new comptroller general, who will replace Mugabo. The board voted to approve Pamela Bader, with all ‘yes’ votes, save for one abstention. Bader was not present at the meeting.