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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.

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