Press Release: Students Supportive of Ontario’s Investment in Campus Mental Health

Our new policy on Student Health and Wellness provides insight on student priorities to provincial government and institutional stakeholders. We offer recommendations on Health Promotion, the structure of Campus Wellness Centres, youth Mental Health, Athletics and Recreation, Nutrition, Access to Care for Marginalized Groups, Campus Security and Safety, and Sexual Violence on campus. The ratification of this policy broadens our organizational stance beyond physical and clinical health concerns and applies to the whole campus environment. We want to ensure that students are well taken care of d …read more

First Generation Students: Let’s Help Them Succeed

As a child, I always knew that I would go to university. Summer camps and conferences at the University of Western Ontario’s campus allowed me to see the old stone buildings, rolling green grass hills and the bustle of campus life. I knew that some of the brightest minds in the province and perhaps the nation were on that plot of land and I wanted to be a part of it. However, this establishment was something that my family was unfamiliar with. Both my parents entered into the working class right after high school. Post secondary education was just as foreign to them as it was to me.
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Hi everyone! My name is Jasmine Irwin, and I am happy to introduce myself as the newest member of OUSA’s Home Office. I will be stepping into the role of Director of Communications.
I went to my first undergraduate class at three weeks old, and since then, it seems that all I want to do is hang out with (and learn from) university students. To clarify, I wasn’t a part of an Infant Scholars Pilot Program (although seriously…how cute would that class be?) —I was carted along with my mom, who was attending school as a mature student. While I don’t remember much about that particular soc …read more


If you are a current university student in Ontario who identifies as LGBTQ+, OUSA wants to hear your opinions and experiences. It is OUSA’s hope that this survey will provide insight on common barriers facing LGBTQ+ at Ontario universities and, importantly, changes that can be made to improve inclusiveness and equitability.


At the recent General Assembly hosted by the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union, student delegates from seven Ontario universities unanimously approved the motion to create OUSA …read more