We are days away from OUSA’s 2010 Fall General Assembly and the excitement is building.
Our host for the weekend, the Brock University Students’ Union (BUSU), is busily preparing for the 45 students from 7 different universities coming to their campus. The weekend begins on Friday afternoon in which we have the Honourable Jim Wilson, MPP for Simcoe-Grey and Official Critic for Training, Colleges & Universities and the Honourable Rosario Marchese, MPP for Trinity Spadina and Official NDP Critic for Training, Colleges & Universities speaking to the OUSA delegates.
This will provide a tremendous opportunity for students to ask questions and gain insight into their short-term and long-term priorities for post-secondary education in the year leading up to the provincial election in October 2011, and beyond next fall.
However not all of the anticipation of this General Assembly is reserved for Friday night, as Saturday and Sunday should prove to be two days full of stimulating debate and solution-oriented discussions.
This weekend, the General Assembly are tasked with reviewing three policy papers, on the subjects of Student Financial Assistance, Internationalization, and Accessibility. These are three major areas that encompass enormous amounts of research and affect a vast amount of the students that OUSA represents.
On behalf of the OUSA Steering Committee, we are all eagerly awaiting this weekend to begin. The OUSA General Assemblies are infamously known for their engaging debate and discussions, and are the foremost reason why OUSA continues to provide strong representation on the provincial level. With these opportunities, OUSA continues to pursue our vision of striving for an accessible, affordable, and accountable post-secondary education system that offers our students the quality experience they deserve.