Experiential learning is a broad set of opportunities presented to students in which practical experience is connected to their academic coursework and aims to provide students with integrated learning experiences.  At the University of Waterloo, our co-operative education is a world-renowned leader in providing students the opportunity to combine work experience with academic coursework in alternating four-month blocks (e.g. work-study-work-study).  Over 50% of the students at University of Waterloo are registered in a co-operative education program, which only proves how pivotal students b …read more

Hi everyone!
My name is Adam Garcia and I am thrilled to announce that I have been recently elected to serve as the Vice-President Administration of OUSA.  As mentioned in a previous blog post, I am currently serving as the Vice-President Education for the Federation of Students (Feds) at the University of Waterloo and am completing a Joint Honours degree in political science and speech communication.
I look forward to having the continued opportunity to work with the passionate and dedicated individuals that make up OUSA’s Steering Committee and General Assembly.  Serving alongside Alys …read more

OUSA’s Fall General Assembly Update

On November 2-4, over 50 delegates from OUSA’s nine member associations gathered for OUSA’s 36th General Assembly. Fall General Assembly 2012 was generously hosted by the Federation of Students at the University of Waterloo. Students from eight universities worked to shape the organization’s future policy and advocacy directions for a more accessible, affordable, accountable and high quality post-secondary education in Ontario. General Assembly is the highest governing body of OUSA, and therefore dictates the direction taken by Steering Committee and the organization as a whole.
General …read more

Keeping the Conversation Going

Today we’d like to bring your attention to our second, follow-up submission to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities’ Innovation and Productivity discussions. You can find the submission here. Currently, we find ourselves in a very different political situation than when we submitted this document to the Ministry in September. While there may be some uncertainty around how the innovation and productivity discussions fit into Ontario’s new political realities, students hope that this conversation continues. Out of this discussion, we hope that Ontario’s post-secondary sect …read more