Interested in campus activism empowering the people? Join us for a discussion of discrimination, learn to cut your own hair, take action to prevent climate change, learn to cook vegetable-based meals, and let’s talk about student power! The Ontario Public Interest Research Group at uOttawa (OPIRG) and its volunteer action groups are busy organizing a variety of accessible free events from Jan. 13th to 24th. Only the first week of events appears below. All events are being posted to the OPIRG-GRIPO Ottawa facebook page.

Social Movements and International Development: The Music of the universe?

Jai Sen, Senior Fellow of the School of International Development & Global Studies at uOttawa will speak on Tues. Jan. 14 at 1 pm about the relationship between social movements and International Development. Two successful campaigns in India and in Brazil will be studied. There will also be a discussion of whether social movement can also be viewed as a part of the energy and life of Mother Earth. Please join us at 1 pm in room 021 Tabaret Hall.



Cooking and Lunch with The PRD

On Wednesday January 15, come and cook and eat lunch with The People’s Republic of Delicious (PRD), an alternative food collective based at uOttawa serving free meals to students, faculty members, campus visitors and the surrounding community. Feel free to drop by every Wednesday during the academic year; cooking starts at 9am, in the Déjà Vu area of Morisset Hall, and the meal is served at 11:30 until quantities run out.


Learn to Cut Your Own Hair Workshop

Bring your friends and join us for the Cut Your Own Hair Workshop for all genders, led by Ronda and Lazar. Come learn a valuable skill that can save you time and money. Join us in room 215 of the University Centre on Wed. Jan. 15 between 7 pm and 9:30 pm.



Indigenous Constitution Exercise

On Thursday Jan. 16 at 1 pm you are invited to participate in OPIRG-Ottawa’s Indigenous Constitution exercise with Indigenous Elder Marcelo Saavedra-Vargas. This is a great way to raise your awareness about the history and the current realities faced by Indigenous Peoples. We are planning to offer the workshop in room 215 of the University Centre, but please do check for a possible room change.



Extinction Rebellion Meeting

To help stop climate change, Extinction Rebellion holds meetings on Thursday evenings at 6 pm in rooms 323 & 325 of Tabaret Hall. Why not come out on January 16 or on January 23?