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Canal closed to skaters  OTTAWA—THE RIDEAU CANAL skateway officially closed for the season on Feb. 24 after a week of warm weather. This year’s skating season lasted 28 days, the shortest since a 26-day season in 2002. Despite its relatively short run, 19 consecutive skating days in addition to Winterlude activities marked this year as …

ON FEB. 14, the Copyright Modernization Act (Bill C-11), was submitted to committee for review and amendments. The bill aims to update copyright laws last altered in 1997 and make breaking digital locks illegal. Time for an upgrade Kathleen Simmons, co-owner of Van Loon Simmons, a law firm specializing in copyright, broadcasting, and government law …

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES FOR the Board of Administration, Board of Governors, and the University Senate were announced at the University Centre couch lounge on Feb. 17 after some delay. Below are the official faculty and student representatives for the 2012–13 school year. Board of Administration Social Sciences Quinn Blue Nicole Desnoyers  Dave Eaton  Madeline Gow Vanessa Rydell  …

“I FEEL GREAT—I really feel great,” were the first words out of Ethan Plato’s mouth upon being elected the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) president thanks to 2,361 student votes, according to the preliminary results that were announced in the early hours of Feb. 17. “I think that there’s a lot that …

JOZEF SPITERI WON the position of vp social for the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) for the 2012–13 year. Spiteri received 2,577 votes, according to preliminary results, to beat incumbent Marie-Claude Noël. “[I was] surprised there was that many,” said Jozef Spiteri about the turnout. “We called on students [and they are] …

ANNE-MARIE ROY, WHO ran unopposed for Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) vp communications in the 2012–13 elections, who received 3,641 votes according to preliminary results. Despite having to wait hours for the results—and then being interrupted by a fire alarm causing the evacuation of the University Centre terminus—Roy expressed enthusiasm over her …

AFTER RECEIVING 2,214 preliminary votes, Liz Kessler won the position of vp university affairs in the 2012–13 elections for the executive of the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO). Kessler won over first-time candidate Christopher Clarke, keeping her position for the second year. After delayed election results and a fire alarm, Liz Kessler …

THE UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT body has spoken: They have elected Kate Hudson to be their vp student affairs for the 2012–13 school year. Preliminary results of the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) elections show Hudson beat competition Tasha Peters by 506 votes, with Hudson receiving 2,416 votes and Peters 1,910. Voter turnout in …

ACCLAIMED WITH PRELIMINARY results of 3,589 votes in favour, Muslim Students’ Association president Adam Gilani is set to become the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa’s (SFUO) next vp finance. “I’m very happy that … I had a large number of students vote ‘yes’ and really show their faith in the plans that I …

President – Ethan Plato Vp social – Jozef Spiteri Vp university affairs – Liz Kessler Vp student affairs – Kate Hudson Vp communication – Anne-Marie Roy Vp finance – Adam Gilani Voter turnout was 15 per cent

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