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Concordia heads to court to settle unpaid holiday case MONTREAL (CUP)—CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY IS heading to court to settle a case with support staff who said the administration stole their holidays. The Concordia University Support Staff Union (CUSSU) has filed three grievances regarding unpaid holiday vacations in 2010–11. According to the technical sector of the support …

STUDENTS PASSING THROUGH the Unicentre in December found themselves staring at large Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers advertisements. According to Caitlin Campisi, internal commissioner of the Graduate Student Association (GSAÉD), students filed several complaints, which resulted in GSAÉD and the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) gaining power to veto ads in the …

ILLINOIS CHILD WELFARE officials are investigating allegations of child endangerment in the case of Lauri L. Ruble, who allegedly brought her five-year-old son with her while she and her boyfriend robbed a bank. According to the Chicago Sun Times, Ruble and her boyfriend Brandon Stancliff proceeded to the Wauconda Community Bank in Island Lake with …

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 …

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