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Organization presented with ‘generous donation’ ON SEPT. 22, Operation Come Home celebrated its 40th anniversary. The Ottawa-based organization, which aids homeless and in-need youth, received a $600,000 donation from Rogers to help improve their achievement centre, now called the Rogers Achievement Centre. “With this new funding we’ll be able to provide more opportunities [and] get the things we need,” …

Authorities raid kennel near Shawville OTTAWA—A RAID CARRIED out by authorities, in conjunction with Humane Society International Canada, has turned up an ever-growing number of dogs. The seizure at the Paws ‘R’ Us kennel, located northwest of Ottawa, initially involved about 500 animals, but more than 90 puppies have since been born at the emergency …

University’s institutions to contribute to multilingualism research THE UNIVERSITY OF Ottawa has been selected as one of 12 international institutions to participate in a three-year Languages in Urban Communities: Integration and Diversity for Europe (LUCIDE) project. Funded by a €500,000 (CDN$690,000) grant from the Lifelong Learning Program of the European Union (EU), the project aims to better understand multilingualism in …

Opening sparks controversy within the university ON SEPT. 21, St. Paul University’s student association launched its own pride centre. The first of its kind at the university, the new centre held a celebratory event on campus, but the grand opening was not without resistance from the Catholic university administration. “We are saddened they won’t come forward and endorse us, …

The problem THE LONG, COLOURFUL tails on peacocks; the loud, distinctive cry of birds; the useless eye-stalks of some flies: All these traits are found in nature, even though all of them make the bearer an easier target for its enemies. But still, these traits are passed on through generations, making researchers wonder about their purpose. …

Matt Anthony Field is now environmentally friendly IT SEEMS THE grass is now greener at the University of Ottawa. After years of wear and tear, the lawn of Matt Anthony Field has been replaced. Rather than a cheap fix, the university invested in a sustainable option for the field, mostly made up of recycled materials. “The field had reached the …

ANDY WARHOL USED to trade paintings for desserts at Serendipity 3, a popular New York City ice cream parlour that has been visited by the likes of Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable throughout its 57 years in business. Serendipity 3 owners and a select group of guests are planning to reconnect with the ice cream …

Campaign highlights job issues for students HAVE YOU EVER wondered about job security for university graduates? Launched by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), the How Screwed Are You campaign is expected to pull the issue of employment to the forefront of the upcoming Ontario provincial election, catering to the needs of university students and recent graduates. The …

THE BOARD OF Administration (BOA) sat on Sept. 18 for their first official meeting of the semester. It was also the first meeting headed by Dave Molenhuis, the new BOA chair. The Fulcrum took a look at the two motions that made amendments to the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa’s (SFUO) constitution. Tiebreak vote removed …

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