CUSA council approves 2017-18 budget

The Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) council passed its 2017-18 budget and voted to link sexual violence prevention training to clubs and societies’ funding for the academic year at an Aug. 31 meeting. Our Turn Carleton, a sexual violence prevention taskforce spearheaded by the Graduate Students’ Association and CUSA, brought the motion to council after a previous motion to tie clubs and societies’ summer funding to sexual violence prevention training passed unanimously at a June 19 meeting. The proposal states that in order for clubs and societies to receive their full annual funding, at least five members of each group must receive training. Groups who do not meet this training requirement would only receive half of their funding after the […]

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Carleton student to seek seat on Ottawa city council

Liam McPherson, a fourth-year journalism student, is running for election as an Ottawa city councillor for River Ward in next year’s municipal election. The ward, which spans both sides of the Rideau River between Carling Avenue and Hunt Club Road, is home to just over 45,000 residents, according to the most recent census data available. The Charlatan spoke with McPherson over Facebook Messenger to discuss his campaign and what he plans to do, if elected. The​ ​Charlatan​ ​(TC):​ ​What​ ​made​ ​you​ ​decide​ ​to​ ​run​ ​for​ ​public​ ​office? Liam McPherson (LM): Ever since I moved to Ottawa in 2014, I have been in love with this city. My decision to move here was initially based on the quality of Carleton’s journalism program. In […]

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Alberta places pay caps on university executives’ salaries

The province of Alberta is limiting the pay and perks post-secondary top executives are offered, according to the Edmonton Sun. This decision comes after the provincial government launched a review into agencies, boards, and commissions identified for consolidation or dissolution in the 2016 budget, an initiative that will save $33 million over three years, according to a press release by the Alberta government. According to the Alberta government website, the review consists of three phases, with phase one focussing on agencies, boards, and commissions (ABCs) that are subject to the Alberta Public Agency Governance Act (APAGA), and phase two being ABCs that are not subjected to APAGA. Phase three—currently in progress—consists of reviewing Alberta’s public post-secondary institutions’ compensations. For the post-secondary review, the […]

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