Saturday, November 26th, 2016, 5PM-8PM
Minimum Wage Debate
A debate between the NDP (New Democratic Party) Student Association and ILS (Institute of Liberal Studies) about the $15.00 minimum wage, economic repercussions and population welfare. This event will be moderated by the University of Ottawa English Debating Society.
Saturday, December 3rd, 2016, 7PM-10PM
Location: SITE (800 King Edward) room A0150
Poverty Inc. (1h 34min)
The West has positioned itself as the protagonist of development, giving rise to a vast multi-billion dollar poverty industry — the business of doing good has never been better.
Yet the results have been mixed, in some cases even catastrophic, and leaders in the developing world are growing increasingly vocal in calling for change.
Drawing from over 200 interviews filmed in 20 countries, Poverty, Inc. unearths an uncomfortable side of charity we can no longer ignore.
From TOMs Shoes to international adoptions, from solar panels to U.S. agricultural subsidies, the film challenges each of us to ask the tough question: Could I be part of the problem?
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Parking: There is limited metered parking on campus on Séraphin-Marion (the continuation of Wilbrod west of Cumberland) and in the adjacent lot east of Tabaret Hall, and also on Louis Pasteur, between MacDonald Hall and Gendron Hall. The meters are enforced 24/7. There is also a pay-and-display lot beside Simard Hall. The best bet is on nearby streets in Sandy Hill, e.g., Henderson, where there are signs for 2 or 3 hour parking up to 7:00 p.m., unrestricted after 7:00.