Yesterday, the Physics Society, Earth Science Society, Neuroscience Society, Math Society, and Carleton Science Student Society were given 2 weeks notice that they will have to vacate their student offices for the remainder of the year. This is due to the fallout from the Neuroscience eviction, and once again highlights the lack of planning and consultation that has marred this process from the start.
The Carleton Academic Student Government society (CASG) issued a statement regarding this most recent set of evictions…
“However, we believe that the Neuroscience eviction, and the consequences it has had on these academic Societies and their members is something that could have been avoided with proper planning and consultations.”
Lack of consultation is the hallmark of this administration, unfortunately. Now the shoe is on the other foot. But where were you CASG, when we sought out your support for our motion in Senate?
Similarly, the Science Student’s society (who also refused to support our efforts to stave off the eviction) posted about their disappointment with this decision on their Facebook page:
“We were given less than two weeks’ notice that all our property must be removed by the 15th of February.
We acknowledge and wholeheartedly know the importance of seamless access to professors by their students; however, it cannot be said that this will be without consequence. The decentralization of our workspaces will undoubtedly have negative effects on our programming capabilities for the science community at Carleton University.
It was indicated by the Dean of Science that this option had been an option prior to our notification. We wish the administration had found it prudent to consult us and hope that in the future they will on such important subject matter.”
Given the ongoing fiasco with Neuroscience, it is stunning that the administration would continue to refuse to consult and engage with affected its stakeholders before making major decisions regarding building space.