BoG approves ancillary budgets

At its most recent meeting on March 23, Carleton’s Board of Governors (BoG) voted to approve the 2017-18 ancillary budgets. The ancillary budgets represent units that operate outside the operations of the university, and aren’t included in the operating revenues or expenses of the university. Three out of the nine ancillary fees are taken directly from student tuition fees.   Ed Kane, Carleton’s assistant vice-president (university services), went through each of the nine ancillary budgets up for approval. Physical Recreation and Athletics With $18 million in deferred maintenance, Athletics has the second-highest deferred maintenance costs of all nine units included in the ancillary budget. The department is expecting to run a $1.18 million deficit. While ancillary units are meant to […]

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Unofficial GSA election results released

The unofficial results for the Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) election were released online on March 23. The Grads United slate, which ran unopposed, won all five executive positions. Current GSA president Debbie Owusu-Akyeeah was elected as vice-president (operations) with a total of 215 yes votes, the most of any executive candidate. Eric Hitsman, the current vice-president (operations) received 195 yes votes, and will take the helm of the association as president in the 2017-18 school year. Current vice-president (finance) Taylor Howarth will retain her position in the upcoming year, receiving 199 yes votes. Jenna Amirault, the current vice-president (external) will also keep her position, having received 209 yes votes. Jay Ramasubramanyam, the only candidate not part of the current executive, received 202 […]

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BREAKING: CUPE 4600 ratifies tentative agreement

The Canadian Union for Public Employees (CUPE) Local 4600 has ratified both of its newest collective agreements with the university. 83.5 per cent of teaching assistants at Carleton voted in favour of their new agreement, while 90 per cent of contract instructors voted to ratify their agreement. The union had been involved in negotiations with the university since June 2016, and reached a tentative deal in the morning of March 6, after going on strike for an hour. The ratification vote was held from March 20-22. Both collective agreements are set to expire in August 2019.

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BoG student governor election results

Results for the Board of Governors’ (BoG) student governor positions were published online on March 15. Undergraduate representative Liam Harrington received the most votes with 1,063, and will be joined on the board by Efrem Berhe, who received 762 votes. Out of a possible 24,841 undergraduate students, 3,215 submitted a ballot in the election, for a turnout of 12.9 per cent. A total of 761 students chose to abstain. The election for the two graduate student governor positions was won by Natalie Prowse with 238 votes, while Rebecca Stiles came in second with 180 votes. Voter turnout for graduate students was 16 per cent, with 598 ballots being cast out of a possible 3,729 voters. A total of 107 voters chose […]

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Fresh RRRA disqualified from RRRA elections

Fresh RRRA, one of the slates running in this year’s Rideau River Residence Association (RRRA) election, was officially disqualified on Feb. 14. The disqualification came after Fresh RRRA received a third official violation on Feb. 14 for a volunteer campaigning without a volunteer badge. The slate’s second violation came on Feb. 13, after a voice recording was given to the elections office that showed one of the candidates for Fresh RRRA offering a member of another slate a job if their slate dropped out of the election and supported Fresh RRRA. According to Jessica Beaudoin, the chief electoral officer, bribery could have been an immediate disqualification for the slate, but the decision was made to deem it a second strike. […]

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