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They were declared the official winner of the referendum on Feb.11 and will now begin the process of taking over as the University of Ottawa’s exclusive student union.

The debate was the final event planned before the vote for a new student union at the U of O on Feb. 8. Tensions were high as both unions answered questions from students and moderators about the future of student services on campus.

The University of Ottawa’s Board of Governors met on Jan. 28 to discuss the school’s response to the Ford government’s cuts, the expansion of Francophone services, and the ongoing issues facing the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO).

Parpart’s lecture, presented by Centre for International Policy Study and the International Theory Network (ITN)’s speaker series, sought to bring nuance to the topics of silence, voice, and how women handle dangerous and gendered situations.

With 493 signatures, the petition called for a compromise from the U of O to meet the needs of its music students, stating that the two-week building closure was, “an unacceptable amount of time given our near complete reliance on this space for practice studios and access to instruments.

The damage occurred over the winter break on the fourth floor of conference room 464. Access to the main stairwell and the room is now restricted for safety, but additional facilities and classes are fully operational.

U of O Facilities says it acted immediately to clean the small pieces of glass that shattered along the floors and stairwell.

“The federation continues to oppose the university’s actions and demands they sign a new agreement with the SFUO, recognizing that change has to come democratically from members, including student union employees unionized with CUPE 4943 whose jobs are under threat,” the CFS statement reads.

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