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Rancourt’s case to pick up in January ARBITRATIONS TO DETERMINE whether former U of O professor Denis Rancourt should be reinstated, which took place on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, have been adjourned until early 2012. The case—which shut down after opening statements were made—was delayed at the request of the University of Ottawa, asking …

Knowing your rights as a renter   AFTER LIVING IN an apartment for a few months, you might start to notice cracks in the wall, broken water heaters, or just the fact that your new place is freezing. While some students are lucky enough to get responsible landlords, some people will have to deal with …

U of O resources for students travelling overseas   WORKING OR STUDYING abroad is a life-changing experience that can be the highlight of your university career. Although many students are put off by the daunting task of trying to organize such an adventure by themselves, the University of Ottawa provides many free services to help …

Human VS Infected returns to the U of O HUMANS VS INFECTED (HvsI), a campus-wide zombie game, is returning to the University of Ottawa for its fourth year. Starting on Halloween and lasting until Nov. 4, HvsI has grown significantly since its launch. “We got the idea from a college in the states—it started out …

Government launches cyber safety campaign ON OCT. 3, Vic Toews, the Minister of Public Safety, unveiled Canada’s new cyber security campaign at the University of Ottawa to signal the start of Cyber Security Awareness Month. An increase in technology use has made Canadians more vulnerable to cyber attacks—an issue the Government of Canada’s Public Safety …

Shit on phones IF YOU EVER text or play Angry Birds while sitting on the loo, it’s time to stop. A new research in the United Kingdom, done for Global Handwashing Day on Oct. 15, found fecal matter on one in every six phones tested. Researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine …

U of O receives its highest ever international education ranking FOR THE FIRST time, the University of Ottawa has been placed among the top 200 higher educational institutions, by the recently released Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings for 2011–12. The University of Ottawa is currently the 185th best post-secondary school in the world, in …

Energy drinks still available, despite new federal rules TORONTO—DESPITE ATTEMPTS BY Health Canada to make energy drinks over-the-counter pharmaceutical products, government-approved regulations will require the placement of visible nutrition labels on the beverages by the companies producing them. A push by Health Canada to rename energy drinks to “stimulant drug-containing drinks” set the ball rolling …

BOA removes SAC, introduces funding changes THE BOARD OF Administration (BOA) met on Oct. 16 in the senate room of Tabaret Hall to determine the fate of motions brought forward by the ad hoc Constitutional Committee. These motions included large constitutional changes and modifications in policy. The meeting focused on the second reading of a …

Next Stop LIVING IN OTTAWA involves facing activists on a daily basis. Whether it’s to join the Red Cross or sign a petition for Greenpeace, Ottawans often endure calls for a good cause, all because we live in the city with the Parliament buildings. With so many demonstrations, petitions, and gatherings, it’s easy to tune …

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