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U of O Senators remind SFUO VP University Elizabeth Kessler to Follow Senate By-Laws

September 19, 2011

From: Joseph Hickey & Hazel Gashoka
To: SFUO VP University, Liz Kessler
Cc: Student Senators, Student Board of Governors Representatives, Student Media, Concerned Community Members
Date: September 19, 2011
Subject: Re: Open Student Positions on University of Ottawa Senate

Dear VP University Liz Kessler,

As you are aware, Senate By-Law No. 1, 2008, “A By-Law governing the composition of the Senate” states:

IT IS HEREBY DECREED as a By-Law of the Senate of the University of Ottawa as follows:

1. The following persons are members of the Senate of the University of Ottawa pursuant to sub-section (h) of Article 15 (1):

(…)

(b) One full-time student elected by his peers in each of the Faculties of the University of Ottawa and one student for the two sections in Law; the method of election and the period of mandate to be determined by resolution of the Senate.

This by-law is available here.

There are currently vacant seats at Senate for students from the Faculties of Arts, Medicine, and Education.  We stand firmly by the position that all Senate by-laws must be followed. It is not an option for Senate to disregard its own by-laws.  Therefore, you have a responsibility to organize a proper by-election immediately in order to duly fill the needed positions. Please do this without further delay.

Sincerely,

Joseph Hickey
Student Senator, Faculty of Graduate Studies (Sciences Section)

Hazel Gashoka
Student Senator, Faculty of Social Sciences

Cc: Student Senators, Student Board of Governors Representatives, Student Media, Concerned Community Members

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Joseph Hickey permalink
    September 19, 2011 11:19 pm

    September 19, 2011 article by La Rotonde on the SFUO manipulation of Student Senator by-elections:

    http://www.larotonde.ca/?p=8706

  2. September 22, 2011 6:11 pm

    This letter was also published in the September 22, 2011 edition of the University of Ottawa’s English-language student paper, The Fulcrum:

    http://thefulcrum.ca/2011/09/open-letter-to-liz-kessler/

  3. Amanda permalink
    September 27, 2011 5:38 pm

    Please tell me that the University will reject these individuals. If not, I have lost faith in humanity…

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