CUSA condemns Public Sector Equitable Compensation Act

The Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) voted to oppose a piece of federal government legislation that allows pay equity to be the subject bargaining – which it said could negatively impact women’s equality in the workplace.

Kandace Price, a co-ordinator at the CUSA Womyn’s Centre, who was not present at the meeting due to illness, put the motion forward at the June 25 meeting. Brittany Smyth acted as Price’s proxy.

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‘Maverick’ returns to CUSA council

Former Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) science councillor, Donnie Northrup, who resigned after last year’s Shinerama controversy, regained a spot on council as a Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS) councillor.

Northrup, along with Graham Perrin and Heather Murley, last year’s Chief Electoral Officer for the CUSA elections, were acclaimed as FASS councillors by council at a June 25 CUSA meeting. All three seats remained vacant after the 2009 CUSA general election.

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Feds help out with student fees

The Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) praised a recent federal government announcement of financial assistance measures for students that include new student grant and repayment assistance programs.

The measures are “a new era of student financial assistance,” said Katherine Giroux-Bougard, national chairperson of the CFS when the Canadian government made the announcement on June 22.

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CU invests in new centre

Considering the current financial crisis that has got most of the world knee deep in fiscal mud, the opening of Carleton’s new Centre for Monetary and Financial Economics (CMFE) is quite timely.
The centre, which opened on June 5, was set up to address the need for improved knowledge in the field of financial and monetary economics, according to the CMFE proposal.
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