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.

Tabaret Hall’s construction was completed to reveal a new student lounge on Jan 20. Separated into three rooms on the first floor, the space seats close to 150 students and comes equipped with fireplaces, microwaves, sofas, chairs, and counters with plugs for laptops.

The University of Ottawa Health Services has cut its two on-staff psychologists in what it has called a “reorganization” of mental health services offered by the university.

The Student Appeal Centre (SAC) has awarded its third Iron Fist Award to Julie Beauchamp, vice-dean of undergraduate and professional programs at the Telfer School of Management, for allegedly academically penalizing students for non-academic infractions.

The University of Ottawa Muslim Students Association (UOMSA) is seeking access to more information from Food Services about halal meat at the cafeteria after several students reported eating a Quiznos sandwich thinking it was halal, only to discover the sauce is not.