Category: Media

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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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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