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Statement On New CSD Yoga Classes

January 29, 2016

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 […]

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SFUO Denounces Actions of RSU Executive

December 18, 2015

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 […]

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Student Federation acts on club investigation

November 25, 2015

Student Federation acts on club investigation  On November 7th, the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa as well as University of Ottawa administration received an email from an anonymous sender stipulating that an alleged sexual assault occurred within one of the clubs run under the SFUO. The sexual assault is alleged to have occurred […]

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Update statement

For immediate release Wednesday, November 25th 2015 Update statement: We would like to take the opportunity to address some issues that have been highlighted since the yoga story broke, specifically around the timelines and the reasons for the review. Never did the Student Federation at the University of Ottawa, or the Centre for Students with […]

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Reevaluation of CSD programming

November 24, 2015

MEDIA RELEASE For immediate release Tuesday, November 24th 2015 Reevaluation of CSD programming As a responsible students union, we have to ensure that we are always reviewing the programming of all of our Service Centres to ensure that they are representative of the service-users and the student community at large, to whom we are accountable […]

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Solidarity Concerning Student Representation

November 19, 2015

MEDIA RELEASE For immediate release Thursday, November 19th 2015 Solidarity Concerning Student Representation OTTAWA – This summer, the University of Ottawa’s Board of Governors voted to increase tuition fees for the 10th consecutive year. The Board itself is comprised of thirty voting members, of which only three seats are allocated to students. Robert Head, the […]

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Student Rights Centre public letter via sexual violence training of the upper administration

October 9, 2015

Mr. Rock, On Tuesday, October 6, 2015, the staff at the Student Rights Centre of the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SRC-SFUO) attended the training organized by the U of O regarding sexual violence on campus. As you know, this training, which was delivered by the Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre, was offered in […]

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Media Release – March 31, 2015

March 31, 2015

OTTAWA – In anticipation of the University of Ottawa Board of Governors vote on its annual budget, representatives from the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO), the Graduate Students Association des étudiant.e.s diplômé.e.s (GSAÉD), and other interested parties will be gathering in the University Centre to raise awareness around the status quo of […]

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Students demand real investment in post secondary at opening of Advanced Research Complex

October 1, 2014

OTTAWA , September 30th, 2014 – Students unveiled a banner calling for lower tuition fees this morning and demanded that the Ontario Government invest in post-secondary education during a visit from Minister Reza Moridi at the University of Ottawa to mark the official opening of the University’s new Advanced Research Complex. “Research that benefits the […]

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Accessibility Falls Short at uOttawa

September 29, 2014

Accessibility Falls Short at uOttawa For immediate release Monday, September 29th, 2014 OTTAWA – The Centre for Students with Disabilities (CSD), a service of the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO), is disappointed that many students, faculty, and staff at the University of Ottawa (uOttawa) continue to face considerable barriers on campus. While […]

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