UOttawa student union under investigation for misappropriation of funds

August 14, 2018

Ottawa police are investing the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa amidst allegations that it has misappropriated funds and transfer payments from the university, reports the Ottawa Citizen. UOttawa has demanded a forensic investigation of the SFUO’s finances, and stated that it has withheld transfer payments until further notice. According to CBC, the SFUO Board voted unanimously to allow an outside firm to review its accounts. While the SFUO is independent from UOttawa, the university collects fees for student services such as transit passes and on-campus activities before transferring the money to the SFUO. The Citizen says that UOttawa will continue to collect fees for some services during the investigation. Ottawa Citizen | CBC