Yesterday I had the opportunity to attend a meeting hosted by the Ontario Women’s Directorate (http://www.citizenship.gov.on.ca/owd/english/) on developing a plan in response to sexual violence on campuses in the province of Ontario. The meeting was a preliminary step in the information gathering process towards developing a comprehensive and diverse sexual violence action plan on the part of the Ontario government. It brought together experts in the field, community organizations, and stakeholder representatives to that end, including some of our partners — notably, the COU, OCUFA, an …read more
My name is Kieran Slobodin and I’m the Academic Affairs Commissioner (2010-2011) for the Alma Mater Society, Queen’s University. I came to Queen’s in 2008 from Whitehorse, Yukon, where I was born and raised and have thus far enjoyed two wonderful years at university. I am currently entering my third year of studies with a major in Economics and a planned International Studies Certificate in the works. I would like to talk about my involvement with the Alma Mater Society here at Queen’s as well some of the issues facing my Commission this year.
I’ve been involved …read more
TORONTO, June 29 /CNW/ – After reviewing the latest research on targeted student success interventions in Ontario universities, students are excited by the positive results and encourage the provincial government to champion broad implementation of these programs across the Province.
For the past three years, the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) has sponsored research into intervention programs designed to promote access, retention and quality in post-secondary education. Results of these interventions, released today, demonstrate the significant impact targeted progra …read more
Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Joe Finkle and I am the Vice President (Education) of the McMaster Students Union and the Vice President (Administration) of OUSA. I just finished my fourth year of Honours History and was elected at the beginning of April for a one year term.
Personally, I am extremely excited to be working with OUSA. My university involvement began when a friend of mine forced me to come to a meeting of the McMaster OUSA Street Team, and it has been all uphill since then. Over the past few years I have been exposed to the amazing work OUSA has undertaken a …read more