CUSA introduces personal scholarship advice

Zuberi Attard, the Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) scholarship co-ordinator, held a scholarship workshop for the Humanitarian Organization of Latin American Students (HOLAS) on Nov. 24. The workshop is part of an ongoing campaign to give students tips and tools to make their applications more effective, and to spread the word about “ScholarPro.” ScholarPro is a new scholarship aid service that CUSA has recently begun offering to students. “It’s extra money, it’s fast money, and it’s free money. You don’t have to pay any of this money back, which is amazing,” Attard said. According to him, scholarships also provide students with networking opportunities, and recognition that can be critical to success in a competitive job market. “I’ve seen students get jobs, […]

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CASG, CUSA team up for free education debate

The Carleton Academic Student Government (CASG) and the Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) hosted a debate about free tuition on Nov. 23. The event was spearheaded by Alexandra Noguera, CUSA vice-president (student issues), and was designed to coincide with Financial Literacy Month. About 30 students attended the debate, which was held in the University Centre Atrium. Ian Lee, a professor at the Sprott School of Business, and three members of the Carleton Debate Society, Ali Hassan, Ashley Pinheiro, and Katy Mclean, led the discussion. Shawn Humphrey, CUSA council chair, moderated the debate. He asked the panelists three main questions: “should education be free in Canada?”, “what would Canada have to do to make free tuition happen?” and “Should Canada regulate […]

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CUSA to crowdfund for accessible housing

For most Carleton students, moving off campus boils down to finding a place to live that is well-priced and within a reasonable distance from the university. But for students with disabilities, this process can be much more difficult, if not impossible. That’s why the Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) is planning to start a crowdfunding campaign to support students with disabilities who face elevated living expenses. CUSA president Zameer Masjedee said limitations on accessible housing are so severe that many students with disabilities have no choice but to live on campus. “Because there just isn’t accessible housing in the community . . . once students are accepted to Carleton residence in an accessible room with attendant services and everything, they’re […]

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Alt-rights? White supremacy in Canada and on campus

Graham Swaney explores how Canadian universities are balancing the right to freedom-of-speech in a world increasingly motivated by hate. Far-right nationalism and white supremacy have seen a massive global resurgence in recent years. While Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 U.S. presidential election is perhaps the most notable manifestation of this trend, white supremacist activity and right-wing nationalism has also established footholds in many other Western nations. Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Front party won over a third of the votes cast in the 2017 French presidential elections, and just a few weeks ago, Germany’s far-right party Alternative for Germany took 13 per cent of the national vote which enabled them to enter the country’s parliament for the first time. […]

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Opinion: Long-term effects of pipelines not worth it

Combating global climate change and fostering a profitable fossil fuel industry have never been compatible goals. Therefore, it’s difficult to overstate just how big of a victory it was for the environment when TransCanada decided to cancel its two pipeline projects in eastern Canada. The Energy East pipeline and the Eastern Mainline expansion project would have made oil more accessible to Eastern Canadian and global markets, bringing with it the promise of increased fuel consumption, and the greenhouse gas emissions that go with it. The growth in greenhouse gas emissions that these types of projects enable, fly in the face of Canada’s climate change goals. At a time when Canada has committed to reducing its reliance on fossil fuels, and […]

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