Letter sent to PM and GG in support of Idle no More
Letter to Hon. James Moore RE: Canada's Past Matters. Jan 14, 2013
Email Sent to City of Ottawa Officials Jan 29, 2013 RE: Child Care Subsidy Meeting
To recap, these are the action items from the meeting:
1) The City will actively seek out and contact all graduate students who may have been denied or misinformed about the child care fee subsidy. Both graduate students' associations will distribute this information widely and encourage graduate students who were affected by the previous and discriminatory policy to contact their case worker as soon as possible.
2) Any graduate student parent who currently has a child care fee subsidy and have been told they will be removed from the program in May 2013 will be informed this this is not the case and that they will keep their subsidy until the yearly case reassessment is made.
3) The City will include the word "graduate" so that the policy will now read
• “A parent who meets the financial eligibility criteria and demonstrates progression through a full time academic program (undergrad, graduate high school, college diploma) or a language or training program meets the criteria for a recognized need for child care fee subsidy. "
• “Students with a recognized post secondary degree, diploma and/or certificate, who meet the financial eligibility criteria, may also qualify for consideration for fee subsidy assistance subject to the review of the socio economic needs of our community used in priority setting.”
4) The Carleton University Graduate Students' Association and the University of Ottawa Graduate Students' Association will actively lobby the provincial government to address the issue of child care subsidy underfunding, and to make them aware of e detrimental effects this can have on graduate students.
Once again we would like to thank you all for your time and look forward to hearing from you as to the progress of these action items.
Vice President External
Carleton University Graduate Students' Association
Local 78 of the Canadian Federation of Students
613-520-2600 x 8270
RE: Ineligibility of Low-Income Graduate Students for Childcare Subsidy Jan 16, 2013 Follow Up Letter
RE: Ineligibility of Low-Income Graduate Students for Childcare Subsidy Jan 8, 2013
Carleton FGPA: Re. Exclusion of Graduate Students from Child Care Subsidy Program
Carleton Attempting TA Payroll Reductions Due to Two-Year Long Human Resources Error
On Friday, February 3rd, CUPE 4600 was contacted by Carleton University's Human Resources Department and informed they plan to begin reducing TA paychecks starting this month. Full information from CUPE 4600.
Download the letter from the GSA to the Administration
Open Letter Regarding the Report of the Commission on Inter-Religious, Inter-Ethnic, and Inter-Racial Relations on Campus
Letter of support to the Fédération étudiante universitaire du Québec
Fédération étudiante universitaire du Québec
15, Marie-Anne Ouest, 2e étage
De la part de la Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) de l’Université Carleton, j’aimerais vous féliciter en deux temps.
Premièrement, nous vous félicitons de votre excellente étude intitulée «Sources et modes de financement des étudiants de premier cycle 2009». L’étude, à l'instar de vos autres études majeures, démontre que les conditions de vie des étudiants sont beaucoup plus difficiles que ne le croient les politiciens et les élites en général. Souvent, à l'Université Carleton, nous tentons de communiquer ce type de message aux membres de l’administration de notre université; mais, sans des chiffres solides, c’est un défi. Vos études majeures nous sont utiles.
Deuxièment, nous sommes impressionnés de vos manifestations contre les efforts du gouvernment Charest de hausser les frais de scolarité. Essayer de hausser les frais parce que les frais moyens à travers le Canada sont encore plus élevés nous semble un raisonnement idiot. Quand vous manifestez dans les rue de Québec, vous êtes nos héros.
Nous sommes fiers de nos homologues de la FEUQ qui démontrent qu’il est possible de combiner excellente recherche, bonne communication et manifestations populaires.
Iran Student Day Solidarity
Many students feel that the Presidential Elections of 2009 were stolen and that following these elections it became clear that once again, tyranny, injustice and oppression had taken over the land. A social movement erupted and students once again played a major role in the fight. Around 100 students are in prison, over 100 have been expelled, a lot have been killed and an unaccounted number have been banned from entering university and dormitory grounds, all because of their political beliefs and their criticism of the government.
On December 10th 2010 GSA Council passed a motion in solidarity, please read below:
Motion: For GSA to express solidarity with the Iranian students in their fight for freedom from political repression.
Be it resolved that the GSA write a letter to the Iranian embassy expressing concern regarding the treatment of students in Iran.