CUSA debates cutting Indigenous centre space

The Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) is considering removing its designated Indigenous service centre space, the Mawandoseg Centre, and moving the centre’s co-ordinator to the university-run Ojigkwanong Centre. CUSA president Zameer Masjedee said the proposal would save the association rental costs for the centre, which would be reinvested into programming. According to him, it doesn’t make sense for Indigenous services to be split between two different student centres. “Ultimately, we thought that this way, it would be better serving all students for the services that they’re looking to get out of each of these centres,” Masjedee said. According to CUSA’s website, Mawandoseg is the “leading point of contact for non-Indigenous students looking to connect and learn more about Indigenous cultures and […]

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Carleton wins pension court case

The Quebec Court of Appeal has ruled in Carleton’s favour to stay a 2016 Superior Court of Quebec decision allowing the university to recoup half a million dollars in pension payments made to a retired professor who was later found dead. George Roseme, a political science professor, went missing from his farm north of Gatineau in September 2007. According to the Ottawa Citizen, Roseme was 77 years old and suffering from early-stage Alzheimer’s disease at the time of his disappearance. After a 10-day search failed to find Roseme, his remains were only discovered in the nearby Outaouais woods in July 2013. A coroner on the case determined that Roseme’s death was accidental and occured two days after he disappeared. The […]

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Carleton 75th anniversary academic expo postponed

An expo showcasing Carleton’s academics as part of the university’s 75th anniversary celebrations has been postponed. Set to take place on Oct. 14 at Ottawa City Hall, the CU75 Community Connects: Community-Academic Expo would have featured guest speakers discussing different academic advancements made at Carleton. A statement on the Expo webpage states that “Carleton University regrets to announce the postponement of the Community-Academic Expo due to unforeseen circumstances.” Carleton’s interim president Alastair Summerlee said he made the decision to cancel the Expo event due to insufficient preparation. “The CU75 Community-Academic Expo was cancelled because there wasn’t sufficient time for consultation and preparation of the Expo, and one of our principal speakers had to cancel at the last minute due to […]

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CUSA talks CFS defederation at first town hall

Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) executives gathered in the University Centre Atrium to answer students’ questions on potential decertification from the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) on Oct. 19. Students milled in and out of the Atrium to hear from the executives. According to CUSA president Zameer Masjedee, the town hall was the first of many to be held throughout the academic year, with CUSA planning to hold one per month, each focusing on a different student issue. The event focused around raising awareness for the CFS decertification process, as well as the advantages and potential drawbacks related to the process. The executive team cited the fees paid to the CFS as being one of the main reasons for considering […]

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Editorial: Mental health is an ongoing commitment

Mental illness often has side effects that are undetectable. It’s important for students to be aware of the well-being of those around them and themselves. But while students are taking the initiative to help those around them, university officials have yet to start their own student awareness week. Each year, the various student associations on campus come together to host a mental health awareness week—why hasn’t the university come out with anything similar? It is essential for Carleton to recognize and educate students on this topic, but more importantly, to show that they are here to support us. A lot is being demanded from students today. School can be a trigger for many students with the workload, homework, and class […]

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