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Arts could win $1,000 donation towards campaign SINGING, DANCING, AND fundraising—all that and more can be seen in the Student Association of the Faculty of Arts’ (SAFA) video entry into a national Shinerama video competition for the grand prize of a $1,000 donation to Cystic Fibrosis Canada made on behalf of the winning university. SAFA …

What’s he building in there? The problem EVERY CELL THAT makes up our body carries genetic information needed to create a human being. Before birth, those cells become specialized—some cells are blood cells, some are kidney cells, some are neurons, and some are stem cells that have the freedom to become any cell the body needs. …

CASA concludes advocacy week OTTAWA (CUP)—LAST WEEK, THE Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) conducted over 120 meetings with members of Parliament, senators, and bureaucrats. Discussion focused on four main areas of concern: The Canada Student Loans Program and unmet student need, copyright legislation and digital locks, the Post-Secondary Student Support Program, and improved access …

U of O competed against 165 schools at world championships  NOV. 5–7, THE University of Ottawa’s International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) team won a gold medal at the first-ever World Championship Jamboree, an iGEM competition, at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), beating out 165 other schools for the title. iGEM is an undergraduate competition in synthetic biology. Students are responsible for working with the …

Semi-annual general meeting held just outside Ottawa  OTTAWA (CUP)—THE CANADIAN FEDERATION of Students (CFS) celebrated its 30-year anniversary last week at its 60th semi-annual national general meeting held just outside of Ottawa. Nearly 250 delegates convened Nov. 22–25 in Gatineau, Que. to discuss student issues and offer solutions. Feb. 1, à la rue! Campaigns, budgets, and executive reports were …

Next stop SINCE THE HARPER government claimed a majority on May 2, rumours about defunding the CBC began floating around. The national broadcaster has also taken heat from Quebecor, a Montreal-based news company, who filed freedom of information requests over the course of the past three years. The requested documents could reveal CBC’s sources, compromising …

City hall graded on green initiatives ON NOV. 23, Ecology Ottawa, a local non-profit organization that advocates for sustainability, released their Council Watch report card, grading the city’s councillors and mayor on their green initiatives. The report was started by local organizations, like the Sierra Club of Canada-Ottawa Group, the Greenspace Alliance of Canada’s Capital, and the Coalition for a …

Green Engineers develop new design for wind turbines GREEN ENGINEERS, A club for professors and students, has been developing an innovative wind turbine over the past three years. The invention, already published in academic journals, features two sets of blades to increase efficiency and decrease noise—problems associated with current versions of wind turbines. “We are building a source of energy,” said Riadh …

Next stop WHAT IS IT with the U-Pass? Since its inception in September 2010, it has endured an impressive amount of complaints from students and OC Transpo staff alike. First it was the pricing, then the lack of an opt-out option, and now the $70 price increase. Is it time to rethink the program altogether, …

City urges youth to get tested THIS MONTH, THE City of Ottawa released a report on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the city, citing gonorrhea and chlamydia as the most common infections among 20- to 24-year-olds. Christiane Bouchard, a project officer with the Healthy Sexuality and Risk Reduction unit of Ottawa Public Health, said one of the problems with the two STIs is the lack of symptoms in 70 per cent of the cases. “You can have them and not know it, which means you can spread them more …

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