Educated Solutions

First published in 2004, Educated Solutions was created to recognize and explore the unique challenges faced by Ontario’s university students, providing a forum to address the concerns of our Province’s undergraduates, with content from individuals and groups who are working to change the system.

Issue 9

This issue is aiming at challenging and contemplating the systemic direction of higher education in Ontario. It fathers ideas, opinions, and concerns from students and leaders in the post-secondary sector on what this vision might look like, and what collectively we must do to realize it.

Issue 8

Affordability is an important and prominent facet of the ongoing debate on the future of post-secondary education. Obviously tuition costs are an area of concern for both students and their parents. For governments and universities, quality of education and ensuring financial sustainability is heavily linked to the tuition debate. Beyond simply tuition itself, students view ancillary fees, student financial assistance and textbook costs as important facets of “affordability.” This issue of Educated Solutions looks at some of these issues from a variety of perspectives.

Issue 7

This issue focuses on the notion of student success, an idea that merges many traditional themes of quality through the lens of the student. It includes the classroom experience, the broader learning environment, student support services, and many more of the components necessary to ensure students succeed in their education and beyond.

Issue 6

The ideas presented in this issue are about the future of funding, the future of teaching quality, e-learning, student advocacy, university differentiation, debt and grants, infrastructure, and institutions.

Issue 5

This particular issue is dedicated to the concept of accessibility in relation to high education. Through the eyes of students, teachers, principles, and industry professionals, we have created a definition of access that is our own. Access is a very broad term that can elicit broad interpretations and we, at OUSA, encourage these interpretations.

Issue 4

Starting from the idea that quality is a relative and dynamic concept based on values, beliefs, and opinions, this collection of articles advocates that the process of establishing definitions of quality should involve a range of stakeholder groups. This magazine addresses the concept of quality in relation to higher education through the eyes of students, teachers, and industry professionals. It explores the different ways of thinking about quality.

Issue 3

The perspective articles in this issue present expert opinions on a wide-range of issues related to higher learning, including student engagement, student loans, shaping the future post-secondary education in Ontario, and the value of investments in post-secondary education in our province.

Issue 2

The feature articles in this issue discuss the importance of a well-rounded, high-quality educational experience for all students, from barrier free education for disabled students to the debate around student retention to investigating the current financial aid system.

Issue 1

Welcome to the inaugural issue of Educated Solutions, a magazine that recognizes and explores the unique challenges faced by Ontario's university students. This publication provides a much-needed forum to address the concerns of our province's undergraduates,  both through their own investigative journalism and through perspective articles by individuals and groups who are working to change the system.