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The SFUO Opposes the Construction of Trans Mountain and Line 3 Pipelines

December 19, 2016

On November 29th 2016, the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, announced the approval of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain and Enbridge’s Line 3 Pipelines. His actions are reneging on his commitment to reconciliation with Indigenous communities, as well as undoing the work that has been done thus far to make Canada an international leader in […]

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The SFUO Opposes uOttawa’s Library Budget Cuts

November 30, 2016

OTTAWA – University of Ottawa library on the chopping block: rally to stop the cuts! #SaveUOLibrary2016 November 30, 2016 For immediate release The University of Ottawa is planning to cut almost $2 million from the library budget of 2016-2017. The proposed cuts are a source of serious worry for students, faculty, librarians, university staff, members […]

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The SFUO Supports the Movement for an Officially Bilingual National Capital

November 11, 2016

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 […]

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SFUO Statement Regarding Vet’s Tour

October 18, 2016

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 […]

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SFUO Statement on U-Pass Distribution

August 31, 2016

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 […]

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SFUO Statement on the Death of Mauril Bélanger

August 17, 2016

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 […]

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SFUO Statement on the Death of Abdirahman Abdi

August 10, 2016

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 […]

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SFUO in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter Toronto

April 19, 2016

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 […]

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Statement on SFUO Budget

March 31, 2016

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 […]

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Black History Month Gala

February 24, 2016

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 […]

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