Abstentions latest to offer a vegan option on campus

With the recent addition of vegan ice cream at Abstentions, the convenience store joined the likes of Mike’s Place and Rooster’s as restaurants that offer vegan food at Carleton. Not to be left out, Carleton University Dining Services, the organization in charge of the cafeteria in Residence Commons among other on-campus locations, has offered vegan options for a while now. Jane Skapinker, a registered dietitian for Dining Services, said they are always trying to offer more vegan options. “While we may not have used the term ‘vegan,’ we have always made an effort to incorporate a variety of foods, including plant based foods,” Skapinker said, “and as the demand has grown for vegan foods, so have our options.” Indeed, the […]

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Eating vegan on campus: Are there any options?

The transition into university can be difficult on its own, but factor in a vegan lifestyle and it can be even more difficult to adapt and find places to eat on campus that accommodate different eating habits. Over three per cent of North Americans are now vegan, compared to 1.5 per cent in 2009, according to the Vegetarian Resource Group, a non-profit organization that aims to educate the public about issues related to veganism.  These numbers may seem small, but as they continue to rise post-secondary institutions like Carleton University are being pressured to provide ethical and raw foods for their students. Eating vegan while living on residence Breanna Jones is a second-year health sciences student at Carleton who said […]

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Garden Spot has not yet received levy

The pay-what-you-can food service, the Garden Spot, has not received their operating levy for this year from undergraduate students. Students were refunded the approximately $2 levy last year when the Carleton Food Collective, which manages the Garden Spot, did not operate. Before handing over the levy this year, the Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) needs to see a budget for the year and proof the collective has access to their bank account, according to CUSA vice-president (finance) Folarin Odunayo. “We want to know where the money is going, we want to know that they have access to it, and we want to know that it’s not just going to some random bank account,” he said. He said a budget plan […]

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