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  • The SFUO Supports the Movement for an Officially Bilingual National Capital

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    OTTAWA – Last Sunday, the SFUO’s Board of Administration voted unanimously in favour of a motion supporting the movement for an officially bilingual national capital. The SFUO is proud to add its voice to the organisations and citizens spearheading this initiative, who have been working for many months for Ottawa to be designated as officially […]

  • SFUO Statement Regarding Vet’s Tour

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    OTTAWA – The Student Federation of the University of Ottawa has been made aware of a situation in which students were encouraged to behave inappropriately and dangerously at an event organised by one of our Federated Bodies, the Science Students’ Association. The SFUO condemns any and all behaviours or activities that promote rape culture or […]

  • SFUO Statement on U-Pass Distribution

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    As many are aware, the SFUO’s U-Pass distribution is experiencing very long wait times. We would like to clarify certain reasons as to why this is happening uniquely this year. Due to the fact that we received the U-Pass cards a week late from our provider, and that distribution was scheduled to start on the […]

  • SFUO Statement on the Death of Mauril Bélanger

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    It is with a heavy heart that we have learned of the passing of Mauril Bélanger, former President of the Student Federation (1977-1979), Member of Parliament for our riding of Ottawa-Vanier for 21 consecutive years, and proud defender of the French language in Ontario. The SFUO Executive would like to offer our most sincere condolences […]

  • SFUO Statement on the Death of Abdirahman Abdi

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    OTTAWA – The Executive of the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO), of which three of six members identify as Black and two of six identify as Muslim, would like to express our outrage and sadness over the police killing of Abdirahman Abdi. We extend our deepest and most sincere condolences to the […]

  • SFUO in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter Toronto

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    MEDIA RELEASE For immediate releaseMarch 22nd 2016 OTTAWA – On Monday March 21st, members of Black Lives Matter Toronto (BLM-TO), Toronto students, children, and other community members were met with police violence after peacefully protesting in front of Toronto Police Headquarters. They were demanding the release of the names of the officers who shot and […]

  • Statement on SFUO Budget

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    The SFUO takes seriously its commitment to members and places a large value on providing high quality services to them. Unfortunately, due to a significant cash flow shortage, this service provision will be reduced throughout the summer months in order to prioritize current resources for the fall when a reduction in services would have a […]

  • Black History Month Gala

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    To whom it may concern, This letter is to thank all of those who aiding in funding the Black History Month Gala. This includes the Women and Gender Studies Department, GSAED (everyone else). Regrettably, our own university administration was not among this group. The student union finds it very convenient that the university can prioritize […]

  • Statement On New CSD Yoga Classes

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    The Centre for Students with Disabilities (CSD) is excited to offer its new, modified yoga program for the Winter 2016 session, following a period of consultation and review. The first weekly session was on January 26th from 12-1pm, in the UCU terminus. The following changes will be in effect for this semester: the program has […]

  • SFUO Denounces Actions of RSU Executive

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    MEDIA RELEASE For immediate release December 18th 2015 SFUO Denounces Actions of RSU Executive OTTAWA – On Tuesday December 1st the position of Executive Director of Communications and Outreach was eliminated by the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) in the name of “restructuring”. This ultimately led to the layoff of two workers unionized with CUPE Local […]