OUSA Releases Report on Student Financial Assistance in Ontario

Giving a Voice to Women in Canadian Politics

My career in student government began last year at King’s University College of Western University. Student government was never a path I had thought of for myself, nor was it even on my list of achievable possibilities. It was only when a close friend of mine suggested that I run for the King’s University College Students’ Council President that I even remotely the considered the idea. When I was elected last year I represented the 10th percentage point for female presidents at King’s since 1954. When the Western Gazette published my victory the following morning, the headline read …read more

Reflections on OUSA StratCon 2014

Hello everyone!
As those of you who follow us on social media may already know, last week OUSA hosted its annual Strategic Planning Conference in Collingwood Ontario. StratCon (as it’s affectionately known) provides OUSA’s Steering Committee with a formal opportunity to set the Alliance’s advocacy, research, and communications priorities for the academic year, while also facilitating opportunities for our members to share the best practices of their individual student associations with one another.
This year’s Steering Committee has an incredibly diverse array of research a …read more

When it comes to corporate influences at post-secondary institutions, a prominent trend has been the outsourcing of services such as food services operations to outside corporations in order to improve the efficiency and management of the service. In the late 1990’s, food services operations at Laurier were largely split between the University and the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union. However, in July of 2000, a major contract was signed with the food service provider ARAMARK Canada to manage part of Laurier’s Food Services department in partnership with the University and the …read more

Hello, my name is Rodrigo Narro Perez and I am the Vice-President Education for the McMaster Students Union (MSU) and am also part of this year’s Steering Committee for OUSA. I am a graduate of the Honours Integrated Science program with a specialization in Earth and Environmental Sciences at McMaster. The past four years at McMaster have been quite incredible, and I’m thankful to be able to represent undergraduates at McMaster and across the province this year.
As an OSAP student I have always been aware of certain issues that post-secondary students face. It was not until I got involved …read more