OUSA Releases Report on Student Financial Assistance in Ontario

I have always loved school. Ever since kindergarten when my teacher allowed me to return homework assignments or write the daily announcements on the chalkboard, I knew teaching was my passion. At each stage of my educational career, I became increasingly enamoured with how different school operate, how different teachers teach the same lesson, and how a student’s understanding of the classroom material translates in the “real world.” Answering these questions led me down the path of enrolling in the Concurrent Education program at Queen’s University, where I have had the opportunity t …read more

TORONTO, July 8, 2014 /CNW/ – The Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) is proud to announce the release of Paying Our Way: A Look at Student Financial Assistance Usage in Ontario, the fourth report of the 2014 What Students Want Report Series. In November 2013, OUSA launched its biennial Ontario Post-Secondary Student Survey and received approximately 9,000 responses to a series of 140 post-secondary related questions. Paying Our Way: A Look at Student Financial Assistance Usage in Ontario examines the ways in which undergraduates in Ontario are funding their university education.
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Hello, my name is Jen Carter and I am the Vice President External for the University Students’ Council (USC) of Western University. I recently completed my Honours Specialization in Criminology at King’s University College at Western and graduated in June.
I got involved with student politics because I wanted to help make a difference in the education my peers receive. Just before I started my education at Western, my dad lost his job. It was a financially challenging four years and I was thrown through every loop of the OSAP system. Without the assistance of teachers and guidance counsel …read more

Hi, my name is Colin Zarzour and I will have the pleasure this year of working for Ontario’s undergraduate students as a Steering Committee member on OUSA. We’ve started off this year in a whirlwind of student voices and ideas, a frantic election campaign period and faculty agreement negotiations between member schools. We have been working to educate, engage and inspire students on these issues while representing them everywhere we go. I’m happy to report that there are lots of exciting projects in the works. Although my role is to be a resource to steering committee on important academ …read more