Former U of Windsor president takes student association to court

The past two years have seen two Ontario university students take their student associations to court, one being the Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA), and more recently, the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance (UWSA).    UWSA president Larissa Howlett was removed from her position in May, after allegedly breaching the student alliance’s bylaws and policies by firing its general manager, Nicole Morell, and hiring an interim manager. According to a public statement by the UWSA, Howlett did not have the proper authority to fire Morell. The UWSA’s Board of Directors unanimously passed a motion to remove Howlett after an eight-hour meeting, citing a lack of transparency on her part and committing multiple violations of their bylaws and policies.  Howlett disputed […]

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U of O unveils authentic courtroom

The University of Ottawa has opened a new classroom that also serves as a fully functional courtroom. The Ian G. Scott courtroom, named after the former attorney general of Ontario, opened Oct. 23 by members of the Scott family, the Chief Justice of Ontario, and local judges and members of the university’s Common Law Section, according to the university website. The courtroom is the first of its kind at a Canadian university, according to the university. It is located across the street from the university’s Brooks building, where the Faculty of Law is based. The courtroom has an attached classroom separated by one-way glass and soundproofing that allow students and professors to talk about the proceedings as they are happening, […]

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