Sabrina Nemis

How student media can give young journalists an edge Photo Courtesy: Connect Euranet (CC) Peter Mansbridge has the kind of career that isn’t supposed to exist anymore. In mid-January 2015, at the Canadian University Press’ annual conference, he stood in front of hundreds of student journalists speaking about highlights from his career. He told them …

Why the potential benefits of commercial and recreational drones are flying over our heads Illustration by Adam Gibbard   Dippin’ Dots. Microwaves. Menstrual pads. The Internet. GPS. Cargo pants. Some of the wonders of modern life—and an unflattering fashion trend of the late ‘90s—all started as military innovation and were later adapted for commercial and …

“Ought there to be a code of conduct?” the taskforce asked, according to Rock. “If so, how should it be developed, what should it look like, how would it be administered, and what role does the university have in the responding to behaviour off-campus or in behaviour that’s not related to the academic role of the university?”

Students to play against international competition at Global Games in Burnaby Photos courtesy of Matt Bourassa and Ben Holland Updated: Team Canada picked up the bronze medal at the Global Quidditch Games. Team USA won gold and the Drop Bears of Australia took the silver. Team Canada is competing in the 2014 Global Quidditch Games …

Internal investigation finds that coach failed to report incident to university; some players engaged in unacceptable behaviour Photo by Sabrina Nemis UPDATED: The Ottawa Citizen reports that some of the hockey players have retained a lawyer in order to sue the university. “You’ve got a team of 24 players. My information is that, at the …

Existing building to become 400-space off-campus residence Photo by Sabrina Nemis The University of Ottawa is looking to turn an existing building at Rideau and Friel Streets into a space for 400 more student beds by September. The university is entering a lease on the eight-storey building at 240 Friel St. with the intention to …

Why you should go abroad for travel and life experience Photo courtesy of Brittany Thurston What are you planning to do next year? It’s the dreaded question you’ve spent four (or five or six) years avoiding. As you register for convocation and start putting your resume together, the question is becoming more urgent and you’re …

For those who have given the practice critical thought and whose objection to it extends to animal cruelty as a whole, I applaud you. But I really can’t understand the position of those who simply feel squeamish at the thought of killing a cute, furry animal and feel comfortable condemning cultural traditions while they continue to support unethical farming practices and overfishing on a regular basis without comment or criticism.

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