CUSA Midterm Review

Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) Promise: Increase student jobs. Yes: The goal of this initiative was to increase the number of student positions on campus in a sustainable way that wouldn’t impact the operating budget. To accomplish this, CUSA sought out grants available to not-for-profit organizations, which CUSA is. One of the grants that CUSA was given was the Canada Summer Jobs grant, which was used to hire four students this year, according to CUSA president Zameer Masjedee. CUSA is currently in the application process for the Career Focus Grant, a large grant targeted towards students who are seeking experience relevant to their career. The grant would give CUSA up  to $200,000 and would be used to hire 20 students […]

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CUSA holds first council meeting of school year

The Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) held their first council meeting of the 2017-18 school year on Sept. 27. The meeting began with executive members updating council on what initiatives they’re working on and what’s planned for the coming months. Currently in the works is a continued effort to defederate from the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS). According to CUSA president Zameer Masjedee, CUSA plans to begin tabling for signatures in October, although the petition is already accessible at the CUSA office. They also plan to host a town hall next month and have an open discussion with students about the process. “Imagine it kind of like a debate, but more so an opportunity to come and ask us anything […]

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