Category Archives: Media

  • SFUO Statement on Mental Health Services on Campus

    OTTAWA – In light of the recent tragedy that happened on our campus on Tuesday March 14th, where a student took their own life, the SFUO wishes to extend our most sincere condolences and sympathies to the family and friends of those affected. The struggle for adequate mental health services on campus is an ongoing […]

  • Update of the Elections Committee

    To the SFUO student membership, We are addressing you as the Elections Committee. Our committee is comprised of 4 BoA Faculty Directors who were elected by the Board of Administration. During the week of February 6th-10th there were complaints presented to the Elections Office, as a result, the Elections Director made a decision to address […]

  • The SFUO Stands in Solidarity with the Muslim Community

    OTTAWA – In light of the tragedy which occurred in Quebec City on the evening of January 29th, we wish to extend our most sincere and profound condolences to the Muslim community, especially to those who have been directly affected by these events, from the family members of the victims to the communities in which they lived. […]

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

    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 […]

  • The SFUO Opposes uOttawa’s Library Budget Cuts

    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 […]

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 […]