SFUO

Letter to the Editor

“My concerns stem from this mental health crisis which has been exacerbated by the uncertainty of a pandemic; I worry about the mentalities professors have adopted in wake of all classes being shifted online,” says third-year U of O political science and history student Nelson Mahmoudi

Live from the Archives this week goes back to 2011 when Jane Lytvynenko (a Fulcrum contributor at the time now Buzzfeed’s misinformation reporter) wrote about students barricading themselves in the SFUO office to protest the disqualification of a candidate for VP finance due to his campaign producing misinformation.

Live from the archives this week goes back to 2002 when the SFUO pulled the plugged on its struggling bar “The Nox” after losing hundreds of thousands of dollars due to high rent and strong off-campus competition notably by Father’s and Sons. The Nox was replaced by the 1848 student bar a couple of years later.

Thirty-one parties are claiming about $1.86 million from the University of Ottawa’s former student union, but its court-appointed receiver PwC estimates the total value of valid claims will be less than $1 million. The creditors range from student organizations and former employees to a landlord and a union, court documents show.

In July 2017 the SFUO’s Board of Administration ratified Mugabo as the comptroller general, tasked with monitoring the organization’s financial practices, but in September 2017 — after Ottawa police announced Mugabo as a suspect in the assault — the SFUO removed Mugabo from the position.

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