chris hynes

The Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) ratified Romeo Ahimakin as the vice-president of services and communications for the 2015-16 year at the April 8 meeting of the Board of Administration (BOA), but several other candidates are questioning the process.

U-Pass fees will go up in September as the City of Ottawa approved the continuation of the universal transit program for the 2015–16 academic year and beyond. Students will pay $192.70 a semester starting in the fall, as opposed to the $188 they paid this year.

The Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) and the Graduate Students Association (GSAÉD) have reopened negotiations with OC Transpo seeking to renew their contract for September 2015 and settle on a deal for a summer U-Pass.

Regardless of how you may feel about student government, when the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) protests tuition fee increases, they are accurately representing the views of the majority of the student body. However, at the recent SFUO-led protest requesting a drop in tuition fees at the opening of the Advanced Research Complex (ARC), many students feel their interests were not well represented. Not because they wish for tuition to continue rising, but because they feel this particular protest was inappropriate and ineffective. And that it was.

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