Category Archives: Media

  • 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 […]

  • Student Federation acts on club investigation

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    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 […]

  • Update statement

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    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 […]

  • Reevaluation of CSD programming

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    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 […]

  • Solidarity Concerning Student Representation

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    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 […]

  • Media Release – March 31, 2015

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    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 […]