- Association des étudiantes et étudiants à la formation à l’enseignement
- Students’ Association of the Faculty of Arts
- Communication Student Association
- Computer Science Students’ Association
- Conflict Studies and Human Rights Students’ Association
- Criminology Students’ Association
- Economics Student Association
- Engineering Students’ Society
- Undergraduate English Student Association
- Health Sciences Student Association
- Human Kinetics Student Association
- uOttawa Aesculapian Society
- Association des étudiants en droit civil
- Indigenous and Canadian Studies Student Association
- Undergraduate Nursing Student Association
- Association des étudiant.es en nutrition
- Undergraduate Philosophy Student Association
- International, Political and Policy Studies Students Association
- Psychology Students’ Association
- Science Students’ Association
- Sociology and Anthropology Students’ Association
- The International Development and Globalization Student Association (DSA)
- Telfer Student Council
- Women’s Studies Student Association
- Association des étudiant.es en service social
Board of Administration (BOA)
The affairs of the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa are managed by the Board of Administration (BOA) which is comprised of 25 faculty directors, 1 special student director, and the executive committee.
The Board of Administration oversees the affairs of the Federation and meets once a month to discuss issues relevant to students. BOA meetings include monthly updates from SFUO Executives, a question period, and motions submitted by directors. The BOA also approves the Federation’s budget and annual auditor’s reports.
Members of the Board of Administration:
- Weays Ahmed
- Sagal Dahir
- Brooklyn Patrick
Faculty of Social Sciences
- Omar Ahmadi
- Junior Akat
- Jessy Azangi
- Gabi Ghannoum
- Rudolph Damas
- Linda Lacombe
Faculty of Science
- Victoria Ogden
- Michel Antoun
- Priyanka Goel
Faculty of Health Sciences
- Alex Dam
- Maximilio Michelini
- Julia Kemzang
Telfer School of Management
- Salma Naser
- Khalid Toujar
- Ifrah Yusef
- Rachel Harrison
- Hussein Hegazy
- Benjamin King
- Kevin Boyer
- Katline Racine
Faculty of Education
- Vacant (1)
Faculty of Medicine
- Alexandra Birk
Special Student Representative
- Vacant (1)
Indigenous Student Representative
- Emily Seguin
Next GA: TBD
Academic Amnesty: The University Senate voted to allow students to miss class without academic penalty. However, this Academic Amnesty does not allow you to miss or skip an exam, if you do have an exam scheduled during the General Assembly.
Canadian Federation of Students
The Canadian Federation of Students and the Canadian Federation of Students-Services were formed in 1981 to provide students with an effective and united voice, provincially and nationally. At the time, it was recognized that for students to be truly effective in representing their collective interests to the federal and provincial governments, it was vital to unite under one banner.
Today, over one-half million students from more than 80 university and college students’ unions across Canada belong to the Federations.
Because universities and colleges are funded primarily by the federal government and administered exclusively by the provincial government, government policies and priorities determine the quality and accessibility of post-secondary education in Canada.
Tuition fee levels, student financial assistance programs and funding for research are all set directly or indirectly by both levels of government. Thus, it is vital that students collectively organize at the provincial and national levels to ensure that students’ rights and concerns are fully represented.
Strength in numbers
No individual students’ union, no matter how big or active, has the resources or the political clout to effectively influence the post-secondary education policies of the provincial and federal governments on its own. At best, an individual students’ union could have an impact on only a few federal electoral ridings. Governments ignore groups that pose no political threat to them. It is also much more cost effective for a large number of students’ unions to pool their resources and work in partnership than for each to undertake this work on its own. The Federation serves this purpose, giving campus students’ unions across the country a united voice and powerful influence.
The Canadian Federation of Students-Services enables students’ unions to collectively pool their resources to provide student owned and operated services such as Travel CUTS, the International Student Identity Card, the Studentsaver Card, Homes4students.ca, the Student Work Abroad Program (SWAP), and the National Student Health Network.
Decisions made democratically
Each students’ union has an equal say in setting the policies, direction and priorities of the Federation including how funds are spent. All major decisions are made at provincial and national congresses four times annually at which every member students’ union is represented.