Wednesday July 29th 2015 - After 3 weeks of mobilizing support in the face of a termination notice to vacate room 326 Unicentre, OPIRG-Carleton has signed a new license agreement for its office space of 27 years. The agreement is for a term of 7 months beginning August 1st 2015 and running through to January 31st 2016.
Over the past 35 years, OPIRG-Carleton has supported hundreds of campaigns, projects, and initiatives, and touched the lives of thousands of people at Carleton and in the wider community. The support of students and the wider community is greatly appreciated. Indeed your messages of OPIRG-Carleton’s significance to you and the community fueled the organization's resolve to maintain its office or seek a comparable space.
OPIRG-Carleton is appreciative that CUSA was able to advance its co-working space for Clubs & Societies without requiring OPIRG to downsize its office and thanks the CUSA executive for recognizing the importance of OPIRG to the campus community as a vital resource to students.
With OPIRG-Carleton’s space secured, the organization looks forward to focusing its resources on supporting grassroots initiatives for social and environmental justice and welcomes your continued participation. August will involve preparing for a radical welcome week for students in September, planning a public interest school decolonization conference, and supporting the work of OPIRG’s 14 working groups.