RRRA drops 2018-19 writ of election

The Rideau River Residence Association (RRRA) dropped its Writ of Election on Feb. 13. Three positions are up for grabs: president, vice-president (administration) and vice-president (programming). The nomination period will commence on Feb. 27 and end on March 2, with March 3 being a total blackout day where no nomination or campaigning will be permitted. The campaigning period will run from March 4-8. Voting will take place via online ballots on March 9. Chief electoral officer Kieran Moloney issued a statement which promised a “fair, democratic and transparent election.” The first nomination meeting will be held on Feb. 26, at the RRRA office, in Residence Commons.

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UNOFFICIAL RESULTS: CUSA COUNCILLORS 2018-19

The unofficial results for the 2018 Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) election for councillor candidates were presented to The Charlatan by Chief Electoral Officer Nada Ibrahim.   Faculty of Engineering and Design:  Abdel Rahman Abdelaziz – 560 Ahmed Abdalla – 787 Tiffany Wiebe – 536 Goolam Dustagheer Mohammad Rayhaan – 405 Logan McFadden – 704 Waise Sahel – 425 Bay Ross – 676 Abstain – 869   Faculty of Science: Richard Ositashvili – 313 Abdou Sarr V – 249 John Haddad – 374 Farook Al-Muflehi – 302 Luis Moyano – 237 Carson Fischl – 277 Nima Dadar – 443 Abstain – 730   Faculty of Business: Scott Braddon – 356 Isabelle Nicholls – 395 Abstain- 235   Faculty of Arts and Social […]

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UNOFFICIAL RESULTS: CUSA EXECUTIVES 2018-19

The unofficial results for the 2018 Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) election were presented to The Charlatan by Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Nada Ibrahim. 9,564 votes were cast (34.9 per cent of the undergraduate body), marking a small decrease from the 2017 elections (37.2 per cent of the undergraduate body). For a candidate to win on a ranked ballot, they must achieve 50 per cent or more of the cast votes. If that does not occur, the candidate with the least amount of votes is eliminated and students’ votes are transferred according to their second ranked candidate. This year’s election marked the first time that ranked voting in the form of the ‘matrix’ system was used.   President: No Confidence – 4,740 […]

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Carleton President Roseann Runte announces new position

Carleton President Roseann Runte will be taking over as president and CEO of the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). The news comes after she announced her resignation as president of Carleton on March 24. Runte will be stepping down from her role as president of the university on July 31, and her new job will start on August 1. According to a press release, the CFI chose Runte after “an extensive search assisted by an independent consulting firm.” Runte has been the president of the university for the past nine years and her resignation comes a year before her second term was set to expire in 2018. More to come.

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CUPE 4600 reaches tentative agreement with university

The union representing teaching assistants and contract instructors at Carleton have reached a tentative agreement with the university. After bargaining between both sides continued over the weekend, Canadian Union for Public Employees (CUPE) Local 4600 members began picketing shortly after 6 a.m. on March 6, the first day a strike would have been legally possible. The picket lines were up for about an hour, before CUPE 4600 posted a tweet at 7:21 a.m. that stated they had reached a tentative deal with the university. Rob Thomas, the assistant vice-president (human resources) at Carleton, said in a statement posted on the university’s website that “the university is operating as usual.” According to the statement, details of the tentative agreement will be released […]

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