RRRA Announces Room Phone Fee Solution

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OTTAWA, Tuesday January 6th, 2015 –  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Rideau River Residence Association (RRRA) is proud to announce a solution on residence room phone fee alongside the Department of Housing and Residence Life.

“RRRA, Housing and Residence Life Services are pleased to announce that students will no longer be charged for the provision of services related to the phones, effective 2015-2016. The charges formerly used for the provision of services for phones will be used solely for the technical services related to the internet. We’re happy to collaborate on this project and are pleased to take feedback from our students.” said Director, Housing and Residence Life, Laura Storey.

This development marks the completion of the New Leadership platform that William Verschuren (President), Arpita Dar (V.P Programming) and Graham Pedregosa (V.P Administration) campaigned on. “We are proud to show students real significant progress” said Verschuren “We made promises in our election campaign – we have kept them. Rather than playing politics we have been focused on students, worked with the administration and have results.”

RRRA has accomplished a significant list of achievements including working with food services to expand variety in the Fresh Food Company, holding the first Ottawa mayoral debate, tripling the level of programming and events held on residence, creating with community partners to create specific work opportunities for residence students and securing $135,000 of in-kind sponsorship – a record for the association.

“We could not have done this without the support and co-operation of our partners within the University’s administration” continued Verschuren “They saw that we were committed to taking action for students and worked with us on many of our important initiatives. We are proud to have worked with the administration to find a solution for the room phone fee as we promised we would do.”

Previous RRRA administrations have attempted, unsuccessfully, to find solutions related to the room phone fee.

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For more information:

William Verschuren
President
Cell: (519) 318-1660
E-mail: president@rrra.ca

Graham A. Pedregosa
Vice President Administration
Cell: (613)612-9425
E-mail: vp@rrra.ca

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