All elected students were ratified.
All elected students were ratified.
“I want to make sure that we’re continuing the work of the Communications and Engagement Committee that the union setup,” said the incoming UOSU president on his plans to improve student engagement.
Two debates and one Q & A on March 5, saw five students running in this year’s elections talk operations, student life, and Francophone affairs.
The referendum questions are all concerning proposed fees designed to support new student services regarding advocacy, health, and legal representation.
In the second of four nights of election coverage, Fulcrum editor-in-chief Charley Dutil and news editor Zoë Mason sat down with equity commissioner candidates Sana Almansour and Daphnée Veilleux-Michaud.
In the first of four nights of election coverage, Fulcrum editor-in-chief Charley Dutil sat down with advocacy commissioner candidate Chelsey-Lynn Rousselle.
“We owe it to future generations to do everything we can today to mitigate the effects of climate change while we can still have an impact,” said U of O president Jacques Frémont in a press release.
Funds for the program will be split into many bursaries and scholarships, open to all undergraduate students.
Without the mandatory meal plan, the University of Ottawa charges students living in its LeBlanc residence between $7,093 and $8,464 for the year depending on their room’s size — a steep price to pay for the appallingly poor condition of the residence.
Students who choose to submit their candidacy will run for one of four bodies of governance: the UOSU Executive Committee, the UOSU Board of Directors, the University of Ottawa Senate, or the University of Ottawa Board of Governors.
The University of Ottawa Students’ Union held its Fall General Assembly virtually on Monday night. The meeting adjourned just before midnight, giving the FGA a run time of under five hours, a noted improvement from last year’s seven hour meeting.
“Of all parties to this report, academics should be fully aware of the fact that words matter. There is absolutely no need to use racial slurs in an academic setting. It is possible to have conversations about discrimination without using discriminatory language,” said Tim Gulliver, the University of Ottawa Students’ Union’s president.
“The salary adjustment would bring the executive salary from around $31,000 to about $34,000 on the condition executives complete several accountability goals throughout the year, like monthly reports and timesheets. This is not a drastic increase,” said the student union’s president Tim Gulliver.
“You are at the heart of student life” — El Himri reflects on her role as clubs and services commissioner of UOSU and speaks to what her predecessor should know.
There is an important distinction between governance and politics. By governance, I mean the administration of the union, the fulfillment of its obligations. In terms of governance, the UOSU seems to be doing alright. By politics, I mean the human aspect, the making-people-care. In terms of politics, the UOSU seems to be doing much worse.
Despite efforts, turnout remained low for this by-election, with Sana Almansour receiving just 1,278 votes out of a possible 36,855 voting members. Chloe Bergeron and Harneet Cheema were each only eligible to be voted in by members of the faculty they were vying to represent.
Students have not been able to access any public documents pertaining to the UOSU’s 2021-22 Board of Directors (BOD). This includes meeting minutes, subcommittee minutes and Executive Committee members’ reports which were public in the Union’s first two years of existence on its Google Drive. Why?
“There are systemic issues to what these students face. So now is the time to address that,” said Sana Almansour, the University of Ottawa Students’ Union interim equity commissioner.
The UOSU called a by-election on Sept. 12 for an Oct. 12-14 voting period. The by-election will seek to fill vacant positions on the University Senate as well as UOSU’s Board of Directors (BOD) and Executive Committee. The seats remain vacant due to a lack of candidates in the general election held in March of 2021.
Although Justice Grant Huscroft clearly showed that the provincial government contravened the “University Acts” by infringing on universities’ autonomy with the SCI, is this really the final nail in the coffin for the policy, or will the government be stubborn and drag taxpayers in an even longer battle with Ontario’s university students?
Nour El Huda, the University of Ottawa’s Students’ Union’s (UOSU) former operations commissioner, detailed allegations of acts contrary to the Ontario Human Rights Code as well as general poor corporate governance by UOSU’s 2020-21 Executive Committee in her letter of resignation back in November 2020.
The University of Ottawa’s Board of Governors announced on Monday afternoon that it has cancelled plans to increase tuition by three per cent for out-of-province students. This follows a report on Sunday from the University of Ottawa Students’ Union (UOSU) that the hike, which was first announced in the BOG’s embargoed documents sent to media and members on Friday, had been scrapped.
The course, which will be offered in the spring semester, will be named SCS 4100: Anti-racist Activism in University Settings. It will take place from May 3 to June 12, 2021, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m.
It was with much anticipation that candidates and their teams of volunteers awaited the results of the 2021 University of Ottawa Students’ Union (UOSU) General Elections to drop on Saturday night. Sadly, that anticipation was not shared by the University of Ottawa undergraduate students.
With the University of Ottawa Students’ Union (UOSU) general election quickly approaching on March 24-27, here’s a look at the candidates running in the Board of Governors election.