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RESIDENTS OF WESTBORO will have access to bicycles with the purchase of a membership starting May 2012 with the launch of Right Bike, a bike-share program run by the Causeway Work Centre. The centre put the program together with help from the community, local businesses, the City of Ottawa, and Earth Day Canada, an environmental …

ON DEC. 9, the Ottawa Police Service made a public announcement stating they had observed a pattern of violence against women involved with street-level sex work. Tyrus Cameron, chief of Major Crimes, later noted the police believe a single predator is responsible for the deaths of several female sex workers in the Ottawa area over …

THIS MONTH, LUC Cormier, president of the Undergraduate Nursing Students’ Association, addressed  university President Allan Rock in a letter published in the Fulcrum on about the lack of attention toward the Faculty of Health Sciences. Cormier hopes his faculty will be unified under one roof like every other faculty on campus. “The administration didn’t reply …

IN THE 2008–09 Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) elections, voter turnout was a record 27 per cent of the undergraduate student population, thanks to the Internet. The implementation of e-voting in 2009 increased accessibility and interest among the student population. When e-voting was discontinued last year, voter turnout was a low 11 …

MARCO KUYU WITHDREW his candidacy for the position of Student Federation of the University of Ottawa vp student affairs after realizing the demanding nature of the job. Kuyu, a first-year common law student, said he is required by his program to take two mandatory classes, which he wouldn’t be able to commit to if he …

  Marie-Claude Noël The Fulcrum: Why are you running? Noël: I got to start a lot of really great work this year and I’d love to get the opportunity to continue it. I have some projects in the works, and I’m also looking forward to bringing some new ideas onto the floor and see what …

  Christopher Clarke The Fulcrum: Why are you running? Clarke: I’m running because I have an extreme interest in the position itself. Dealing with administration, appealing on students’ behalf, dealing with the Sandy Hill community action group [Action Sandy Hill], in specific. Also the U-Pass program, I believe I can improve that working alongside the …

  Kate Hudson The Fulcrum: Why are you running? Hudson: I’ve seen a lot of people maybe frustrated with the SFUO in previous years, but they don’t do anything about it, and I think that if you want to see change you need to do it yourself. I’m going to be here for a fifth …

Anne-Marie Roy   The Fulcrum: Why are you running? Roy: I’ve been involved with the SFUO for a little while now, and I can definitely see things that could be improved in the communications between the SFUO and the students, and also between the SFUO and the community in general. I’m really interested; I really …

The Fulcrum: Why are you running? Gilani: I am running for vp finance because I really think I have the experience and the skills necessary to fill the position. The work that vp finance does is not necessarily the most visible, but it’s nevertheless one of the more important positions. I think the SFUO plays …

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