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More co-ed dorms could come to UOttawa

Students' union wants housing to be more 'inclusive'

University of Ottawa’s students’ union wants to expand the availability of mixed-gender housing. Ted Horton, a student vice-president, told the Fulcrum that the students’ union wants at least six residences to permit “genderblind housing.” Currently, only two residences permit co-ed rooming. “Our residence system can be more inclusive and permit students the right to select their own roommates,” Horton said. In particular the union wants to alleviate the pressures for students who may be discovering their gender or sexual identity. If adopted, the plan could take effect as early as next year.

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