Student Union

The University of Ottawa Students’ Union’s fall byelections saw a number of vacant positions filled. The UOSU’s five-seat executive committee found their equity commissioner, while four empty seats on the Board of Directors have been filled.

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.

The Board of Directors of the University of Ottawa Students’ Union met on Sunday, where they passed a motion to take a pro-choice stance on abortion. The motion comes in the wake of controversy after an anti-abortion group regained the official club status they had lost under the school’s former student government.

The Board of Directors of the University of Ottawa Students’ Union met on Thursday night where they approved the agenda for the upcoming General Assembly, to be held on Nov. 7. They also passed a motion to support an upcoming on-campus rally against cuts to OSAP and the introduction of the Student Choice Initiative.

This came in response to fraud allegations, and allegations of financial misconduct faced by at least three individuals on the SFUO executive, and for many students, felt long overdue. For others however, concerns of administrative interference in student governance raised red flags, and some students feel as though their voices are being stifled. We’re here to tell you that this is not the case.

Letter to the Editor

The administration has a lot of questions to answer in the coming months and negotiations will be intense, but this needs to be readdressed with a proper overhaul of the SFUO. With only two executives currently serving, students need to come together to make sure that the SFUO does what it can to regain the trust of students at the U of O.