UOttawa to hold referendum on new student union

November 14, 2018

The University of Ottawa will hire an impartial agency to hold a referendum on a new student association following allegations that the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa had engaged in fiscal mismanagement, reports the Ottawa Citizen. While a forensic audit of the SFUO found no evidence of fraud, the Citizen says that UOttawa administration has stuck by its decision to sever ties with the embattled student body. According to the Citizen, another group of students has organized to form a new student union, with elections slated for March of 2019. UOttawa stated that it will negotiate an agreement with the group that wins the election. Ottawa Citizen