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SFUO President Hadi Wess to absorb position in the interim On Tuesday, July 4, Jonathan Chin-Fook resigned as vice-president social of the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO), two months after the start of his mandate. In an interview with the Fulcrum, Chin-Fook cited “interpersonal issues between executive members and (himself)” as one of …

SFUO cites legal worries for GA motions, inflation and administration fees for health plan The last Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) Board of Administration (BOA) meeting of the 2016-17 academic year, which took place on April 26, saw several important developments. SFUO reduces GA power Two motions were brought forward to change …

Board determined Ahimakin had not adequately completed duties according to Executive Work Manual The Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO)’s most recent Board of Administration (BOA) meeting, which took place on April 26, saw several important developments, one of which was executive pay. This was the last meeting of the 2016-17 board. The …

The union wrote that “it is troubling that the Union was told during collective bargaining that the maximum wage increase Management could give to its part-time employees was $0.17 per hour (which represents a 1.7% increase), when the SFUO clearly had $37,200 (the total cost of the proposed Executive members’ raise) available for additional wage increases.”

Since the voting period ended on Feb. 11, three recounts were held, with results being released on Feb. 16. While Jeffry Colin had originally won the position of vice-president of university affairs, his opponent, Axel Ngamije Gaga won the recount by a margin of 155 votes.

While Wess will not assume his new position until May 1, he said that in this interim period he will be “starting conversations and negotiations to build the foundation for a smooth transition and a successful mandate next year.”

The votes are in for the 2017 Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) general election, which saw a 14.6 per cent voter turnout—a large improvement compared with last year’s 7.8 per cent turnout.

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