Anti-immigration posters removed from campus

Carleton has removed posters from the Canadian chapter of an international anti-immigration group after they were spotted on campus on Sept. 11. The posters were part of a recruiting effort by Generation Identity. The group defines itself as an “Ethno-Nationalist and Identitarian youth movement” that aims to “re-instill traditional western values” in Canada by advocating against immigration from non-European countries, according to its website. Carleton students shared photos of the posters on Twitter and alerted the university. “Thanks for letting us know. We’ve spotted the posters and are removing them. Carleton has zero tolerance for posters like these,” the Carleton Newsroom account tweeted. The university released a joint statement with the Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) and Carleton Undergraduate Students’ Association […]

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Grads United run uncontested for GSA executive

Four out of five of this year’s candidates in the Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) election are running for re-election, and all are uncontested. Eric Hitsman, Jenna Amirault, Debbie Owusu-Akyeeah, Jay Ramasubramanyam, and Taylor Howarth make up this year’s single slate: Grads United.  Eric Hitsman, the current vice-president (operations) is running for president, while current president Debbie Owusu-Akyeeah is campaigning for Hitsman’s vice-president job. Hitsman said he wants to focus on keeping students involved, promote safe spaces for students and create opportunities for Indigenous representation. He added he also hopes to find solutions to the challenges brought by rising tuition fees, and to lobby for the establishment of a committee in Parliament to represent post-secondary students. David Thibodeau, the chief electoral […]

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GSA candidates campaign for a second mandate

Four out of five of this year’s candidates in the Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) election are running for re-election, and all are uncontested. Eric Hitsman, Jenna Amirault, Debbie Owusu-Akyeeah, Jay Ramasubramanyam, and Taylor Howarth make up this year’s single slate: Grads United. Eric Hitsman, running for the role of GSA president, is the current vice-president (operations). He said he feels his current role has prepared him to take on more responsibility.    “This role is not necessarily to take over . . . it’s about working with your team, your people,” he said. This year, Hitsman said he wants to focus on keeping students involved, promoting safe spaces for students and creating opportunities for Indigenous representation. He added he hopes […]

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Letter: CFS debate must be based on facts

As one of two Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) member locals at Carleton University, we feel it important to respond to The Charlatan’s article: “U of T students’ union, CUSA support leaving CFS” to address a number of factual errors. If a debate on membership is going to be had on campus, let it be a real debate that is not obscured by the Carleton University Students Association (CUSA)’s “alternative facts.” The Graduate Students’ Association is Local 78 and a proud member of the CFS. We believe the Federation is the only national student movement dedicated to maintaining a public, affordable system of high-quality post-secondary education. It is also an important voice for students, and serves as a national progressive […]

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Carleton votes on tuition increase while students protest outside

The Carleton Board of Governors (BoG) voted on Feb. 2 to raise the cost of tuition at the university by the maximum allowable amount for the next two academic years. The three per cent average annual increase means the tuition cost of some programs will go up less, but others will go up more. Under the plan approved by the BoG, domestic annual tuition rates will increase by three per cent in the 2017-18 year and the 2018-19 school year, respectively. Fees for international students will increase three to eight per cent in each school year. Fahd Alhattab and Greg Owens, the two undergraduate student representatives, along with Michael Bueckert, the graduate student representative, were the only members on the BoG […]

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