Executive candidates square off in debate

Executive candidates running in the Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) elections faced off against each other in a debate on Feb. 6. Several major topics were brought up including mental health, the Sexual Violence Policy, inclusivity, diversity, and transparency. Four out of six available executive positions are running uncontested—president, vice-president (internal), vice-president (student services), and vice-president (finance)—leading to a shorter, quieter debate compared to previous years. Vice-president (student life) Current CUSA vice-president (student life) Abdullah Jaber from the One Carleton slate debated against independent candidate Nadeem Fayed. Jaber promised a Panda Week, as opposed to the three-day Panda Game celebration he introduced in his last term as vice-president. He also promised to host a “kick-off” party. Fayed discussed issues of […]

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Learning beyond borders: Is studying abroad a worthwhile experience? How can it be affordable?

Getting out of Ottawa to learn in another country is an appealing opportunity for many students. Countless exchange programs exist at Carleton University and beyond, enticing students to explore the world outside of their classrooms. Carleton’s International Student Services Office (ISSO) website states that Carleton annually partners with 170 institutions in over 30 countries to provide both incoming and outgoing students with the opportunity to study abroad. But is studying abroad a worthwhile experience? And can it be affordable for the average student? International opportunities aside from exchange Chau Hoang, the exchange partnership administrator with the ISSO, said some degree programs at Carleton have an exchange requirement. This includes students enrolled in international business and global and international studies. But […]

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Lily Akagbosu, FASS

My name is Lily Akagbosu, and I’m a second-year international student from Nigeria. I am an easygoing person who loves to make new connections and have a positive impact on people. I strive to utilize my creativity, passion, and energy to leave an impressive footprint in any community I serve. My involvement in the Carleton community has made me very aware of many student concerns, and I would be honoured to play a role in shaping student life here in Carleton. I have occupied several leadership positions through which I have gained valuable skills and experiences. I am currently the vice president of the Nigerian Students Association here in Carleton, and I am looking to serve in more communities. In […]

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