CUSA Midterm Review

Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) Promise: Increase student jobs. Yes: The goal of this initiative was to increase the number of student positions on campus in a sustainable way that wouldn’t impact the operating budget. To accomplish this, CUSA sought out grants available to not-for-profit organizations, which CUSA is. One of the grants that CUSA was given was the Canada Summer Jobs grant, which was used to hire four students this year, according to CUSA president Zameer Masjedee. CUSA is currently in the application process for the Career Focus Grant, a large grant targeted towards students who are seeking experience relevant to their career. The grant would give CUSA up  to $200,000 and would be used to hire 20 students […]

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CUASA president speaks out as Carleton nears CAUT censure vote deadline

The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT)—a nationwide association of 70,000 academic professionals from 122 Canadian universities—is gearing up to take censure action over an alleged lack of transparency on Carleton’s Board of Governors (BoG). According to Root Gorelick, president of the Carleton University Academic Staff Association (CUASA), when the CAUT held a meeting in May, its executive committee delayed censuring Carleton in order to give the BoG a chance to amend its freedom of speech policies. “Carleton didn’t do anything [to avoid censure],” Gorelick said. In 2016, The Charlatan reported that Gorelick’s application to run for another three-year term on the BoG was refused. Steven Reid, Carleton’s media relations officer, said at the time, that Gorelick’s application was turned down partly […]

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Two honorary degrees to be awarded at fall convocation

Two honorary degrees will be awarded during Carleton’s fall convocation this year. The two recipients are Shelagh Rogers and Herman Van Rompuy. In a press release, Carleton’s interim president Alastair Summerlee said that the two recipients “are incredible role models for Carleton graduates.” According to the Carleton Senate website, the Honorary Degree Committee makes suggestions on recipients to the Senate based on two criteria. Recipients must display either “a distinguished contribution to the Ottawa community, Canada or the world in the arts and sciences, the professions, the private sector, public service or humanitarian endeavours,” or “a notable association with, and/or service to, Carleton University.” According to the release, Rogers will be awarded the degree in literature, while Van Rompuy will […]

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New microwaves on the way, despite delay

Thirteen new microwaves are in the process of being installed across campus, courtesy of the Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) and Facilities Management and Planning (FMP). The project, led by CUSA, has been in the works for several months. According to CUSA president Zameer Masjedee, the new microwaves were purchased last year in response to student demand, however he said CUSA has experienced unexpected difficulties in implementing them. Masjedee said CUSA and FMP have agreed to an even split on most of the costs, the exception being that of the microwaves and any future replacements, which CUSA is solely responsible for. Masjedee said the totals equal approximately $1,300 for the tables, $650 for the microwaves, $5,000 for the electrical installation, […]

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