Canadian Association of University Teachers
2675 Queensview Drive
Ottawa, ON K2B 8K2
tel: (613) 820- 2270 ext 314
fax: (613) 820-7244
October 9, 2000
news below from Ottawa, where students are staging a sit-in to protest
increasing fees and abusive administrative practices. Let me know
if you'd like me to forward their protest songs as well!
of O students need your support!
of Ottawa Students will be holding a *sit-in* and rally in
Hall (550 Cumberland St.) starting at 11 am Monday morning,
protest the new administrative fees and the collection of
tuition in one installment in September.
have issued a list of demands to our administration,
by Darryl Whitehead, Vice-President Academic of the Student
of the University of Ottawa. These demands were unanimously
by every member of their Board of Administration. Last week, the
of O Student Issues Action Committee convened and voted to call a public
with our Rector on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 1 pm in the Rotunda of
Hall, where he will be expected to give the administrations
response to our demands. There will be a student demonstration at
to greet Rector Hamelin (who has yet to confirm his attendance).
then, students will be sitting-in on the Administration floor of
to put pressure on the Administrative Committee to meet our
Our administration tries to shut students out and operate behind
doors, but students are not going to leave until those doors get
All we want is the basic respect of fairness, transparency and
of O Students are calling on our supporters to join us or to send
support. We need:
* letters of support from other schools and associations to show
our administration that there are outside eyes watching.
* organisations to sponsor food and/or outside supplies.
come out and sit with us, or have your association lend
support you can. Below is a brief on our plight.
the SFUO at (613) 562-5966 - they will have a cell number to
the protesters inside Tabaret or Fax your letters to 562-5969
562-5142 or Email your letters to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Duff, President, Graduate Students Association, Local 94,
Federation of Students.