uOttawa students vote out student association for alleged mismanagement 

February 15, 2019

In a recent referendum, undergraduate students at the University of Ottawa voted 75% in favour of introducing a new group, the University of Ottawa Students Union, to represent them. The Student Federation of the University of Ottawa had represented undergraduate students at the institution for over 60 years, but CBC reports that students were fed up with "'years' of alleged 'mismanagement and corruption' at the Federation." The university cancelled its contract with the Federation last year and withheld fees collected on behalf of the student group after losing confidence in the Federation's ability to supply the services students paid for. Tiyana Maharaj, one of the organizers behind the new student union, stated that the first order of business will be to organize elections, after which a new executive will negotiate an agreement with the university. Ottawa Citizen (ON)