general assemblies

GAs provide a much needed chance for student engagement Most of the time, it’s quite difficult not to be cynical about our student federation. The General Assemblies (GA) held by the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) alone tend to raise doubts as to the SFUO’s efficacy, as they have seen consistently low …

Use the latest GA as a chance to strike down apathy on campus Another semester, another failed General Assembly (GA). For those who missed the memo, there was a GA held on campus last Saturday, Nov. 14.  From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students were given time to question their student government, and debate motions …

I was one of the roughly 350 attendees at uOttawa’s first General Assembly (GA); unfortunately, there weren’t enough at any time to reach quorum. The GA was cut off during question period at 9 p.m., due to an arbitrary ruling from the chair.

The general assembly (GA) was a failure. No one is without blame. The first part of the failure belongs to the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO). They were unable to connect with their constituents. It could be a failure to connect with a wide enough segment of the student population and it …