In response to the travel ban issued by the United States government against seven Muslim-majority countries, the University of Ottawa has announced that it will be taking measures to assist students affected by this executive order.
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.
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.
The ID Project helps provide health cards, birth certificates, SIN cards, and photo ID cards, according to co-founder Emily Cumbaa, who notes that simple tasks such as depositing a cheque can be made difficult without proper identification.
On Saturday, Jan. 21, women in Ottawa will join in solidarity with women in Washington, D.C., and around the world, for a nation-wide march.
Report highlights executives’ questionable credit card use, absence from office.