uOttawa Students for Free Speech is a club founded at the University of Ottawa in 2017. Our mandate is threefold;
- To protect and advocate for freedom of speech on campus.
- To raise awareness about issues concerning freedom of expression on campus and the local community.
- To provide a forum to discuss and debate ideas on campus.
Elijah, President of uOSFS, is in his second year of Joint Honours Philosophy and Political Science. He currently works part-time at the Senate, and will (hopefully!) soon be working as a political staffer for the 2019 election. After graduating, Elijah is looking to complete a Masters/PhD on the link between nationalism and social trust, and then hopes to earn a law degree.
Victor Alves Borba
Victor, Vice President of uOSFS, is in his fifth year of Biopharmaceutical Sciences specializing in Medicinal Chemistry. He is currently working on his honour’s project in natural product total synthesis. Victor’s hobbies include singing metal, snowboarding, performing piano, and competing in Super Smash Bros. tournaments. After graduating, Victor is looking to complete a Masters/PhD in synthetic organic chemistry and work in the pharmaceutical industry designing drug compounds.
Michele Di Franco
Michele, Vice President Finance of uOSFS, is a Masters student studying economics. He is in the process of writing his major paper on village governance reforms and female empowerment in rural India. He also works as a teaching assistant, TA’ing classes in economic history and macroeconomic theory (econ students, beware). When not stressing out over uOSFS Finances, Michele plays second bassoon with the Divertimento Orchestra and bassoon and contrabassoon with the Ottawa Pops Orchestra.