OUSA Elects 2016-17 Executive

On Friday, May 20, OUSA’s new Steering Committee met for the first time and we’re proud to announce the election of our new Executive Officers:

President Jamie Cleary, who also serves as Vice-President of the University Students’ Council at Western University
Vice-President Finance Kraymr Grenke, who also serves as President of the Students’ General Association at Laurentian University
Vice-President Administration & Human Resources Julia Wood, who also serves as Vice-President External Affairs at the Brock University Students’ Union

OUSA’s new Execu …read more

My name is Lindsay D’Souza and I am both excited and motivated to continue exploring my passion for post-secondary education and advocacy as the Summer Research Intern for the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance.
I recently completed my second undergraduate year in the Honours English and History program at McMaster University. In my two years at McMaster I have had the opportunity to collaborate with various campus and community partners as well as inspiring student leaders within the McMaster Students Union. These individuals have continuously encouraged me to challenge myself wi …read more

April Update from the President

Hi everyone,
It’s very bittersweet to be writing my final blog as President of the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance. Just under 12 months ago, I was elected President of OUSA to serve the needs of over 140,000 undergraduate students. This position has been both extremely challenging and extremely rewarding, and has been one of the most fulfilling opportunities of my life. I’d like to thank the Home Office staff, our Steering Committee, and the countless students and partners who have made OUSA’s work so successful and so meaningful. Now, for the last time, I’d li …read more

Some universities have the privilege of being located in destination cities, and some towns are fortunate enough to host globally renowned institutions. In Ontario, students typically get the best of both worlds.
Such a scenario doesn’t come easily though; it takes work — a lot of it. “Town and gown relations,” as they’re called, are vital to the success of a university, its students, and the local community. Collaboration between stakeholders could be as simple as providing adequate means of transportation for students or assisting in community clean-ups, or as complex as instit …read more