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Encyclopedia > Carleton University Students' Association

The Carleton University Students' Association (or CUSA) is a non-profit corporation that represents the undergraduate students at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. It is Local 1 of the Canadian Federation of Students. Carleton University is a co-educational, comprehensive university located in the Canadian capital, Ottawa. ... Motto: Advance Ottawa/Ottawa en avant Location of the City of Ottawa in the Province of Ontario Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario Established 1850 as Town of Bytown Incorporated 1855 as City of Ottawa Amalgamated January 1, 2001 Mayor Larry OBrien Local government Ottawa City Council (21 councillors) MPs... The Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) is the largest student organization in Canada. ...


Executive 2006/2007

Executive members of CUSA are elected by the undergraduate student body of Carleton University and are full-time employees of the corporation.

President - Shawn Menard
VP Finance - Shelly Melanson
VP Internal Affairs - Lyndon George
VP External Affairs - Blake Brooks
VP Student Issues - Isaac Cockburn
VP Student Services - Katy McIntyre


Council is the highest power within CUSA, as it represents the voice of the student body in the decision-making process of the Association. CUSA Council members are voted in and are accountable to undergraduate students of Carleton University. Council acts as the board of directors for the corporation. A students union, student government, or student council is a student organization present at many colleges and universities, often with its own building on the campus, dedicated to social and organizational activities of the student body. ... A voluntary association (also sometimes called an unincorporated association, or just an association) is a group of individuals who voluntarily enter into an agreement to form a body (or organization) to accomplish a purpose. ... In relation to a company, a director is an officer of the company charged with the conduct and management of its affairs. ...


Several businesses are provided by CUSA which increase purchasing options for students as well as generate profit to fund other services they provide.

  • Oliver's Pub And Patio - Lost 80,000 dollars in the first semester.
  • Roosters Coffee House
  • Unicenter Store

Service Centres

The student union offers free services to students through its service centres.

  • Bill Ellis Centre for Mature and Part-time Students (BECAMPS)
  • Carleton Disability Awareness Centre (CDAC)
  • The Food Centre
  • Foot Patrol
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Centre (GLBTQ)
  • International Students' Centre (ISC)
  • Race, Ethnicity and Cultural Hall (REC HALL)
  • Womyn's Centre
  • Aboriginal Student's Centre

Clubs & Societies

CUSA officially recognizes and offers funding to student interest groups at Carleton University which benefit the student body.

"Anti-Choice" Controversy

On December 5, 2006, CUSA voted 26-6-1-1 (26 in favour, 6 against, 1 abstaining, 1 absent) of becoming officially a "pro-choice" body, and banning all groups it claimed were "anti-choice", drawing critical reactions not only from anti-abortion groups, but from free speech groups that claimed CUSA was stifling open debate. Those in favour of the motion however, defended it as ensuring women's rights on campus.[1] {| class=wikitable header 1bi header 2at header 3ch row 1, cell 1ghdsghdg row 1, cell 2gdxhxdfhg row 1, cell 3 row 2, cell 1ghdghsg row 2, cell 3 Nations and Laws Abortion by country Conscience · Buffer zones Minors · Paternal rights Abortion case law: R v Davidson R. v. ... Anti-abortion demonstrators at the March for Life in Washington, D.C. on January 22, 2002. ...

External links

  • Carleton University Students' Association
  • CUSA Clubs & Societies
  • Carleton University
  • Carleton students union bans "anti-choice" activities"

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Carleton University - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (697 words)
Carleton University is a non-denominational, co-educational, international university in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
The University was named after Carleton County, Ontario, which included the city of Ottawa and was later merged with the city as it grew.
Carleton University's department of physics is also ranked 1st in Canada in citations per paper (highest impact) from 2000-2004 by Science Watch newsletter, published by Thomson Scientific, which uses university science indicators to examine the research of 46 Canadian universities in 21 different scientific fields.
It's the real thing - Campus coke deal to benefit students - Fall 1999 - Carleton University Magazine (418 words)
Carleton University signed a 10-year agreement in April with soft drink giant Coca-Cola Bottling Ltd. giving the soft-drink manufacturer exclusive rights to sell and distribute its product on campus.
Despite reservations by student leaders about the "corporatization of campuses," similar deals are benefitting students at university campuses across the country.
CUSA signed a letter of agreement with the university administration that 50 percent of funds from the deal will go toward student scholarships and bursaries and the remaining 50 percent will be allocated on an annual basis.
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