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August Presidential Update 2023

Hi folks!

 

August has definitely slipped away into a moment in time. This is the calm before the storm - before students return back to campus! 

 

Last week, I spoke at a Possibility Seeds press conference, Taking Action to Protect Students from Sexual Harassment in Experiential Learning. This is the first national research-to-action project on this issue, and in order to safeguard students against sexual harassment during experiential learning, we urge post-secondary institutions and provincial governments to adopt these recommendations. The release of the preliminary findings also coincides with the one-year anniversary since the Our Campus, Our Safety action plan was released. 

Why Advocate? : A Podcast Series

Charlie Martin is the Communications and Advocacy Intern with OUSA for the Summer of 2023. The purpose of starting this show was partly due to completing his capstone project. Charlie wanted to use his project to highlight the works of those he advocates beside and learn more about what it truly means to advocate for students. Through each episode, Charlie brings on a special guest with a unique perspective on a student-related issue to discuss the importance of advocating and bringing awareness to others. Moreover, Charlie discusses how each guest became aware of advocacy and delves deep into their journey to becoming a student leader.

We're Hiring! Communications Assistant

JOB POSTING: PART-TIME COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT

 

DEADLINE: August 15, 2023 at 11:59PM.

POSITION:  Communications Assistant (Part-Time)

EMPLOYMENT TERM: 32 weeks between September 5th, 2023 to April 30th, 2024

COMPENSATION: $20 per hour, 15 hours per week

LOCATION: Remote

July 2023 Presidential Update

Hi everyone! I hope you are keeping well during this month.

 

First, I would like to acknowledge the hate-motivated attack that took place at the University of Waterloo. We are standing in solidarity with the Waterloo community and sending our care to everyone affected. The attack is a pivotal marker on the importance of campus gender-based violence advocacy, especially because of its impacts on the Two Spirit and LGBTQIA+ community. Hate is not tolerated here and has no place in our organization. OUSA has been engaging with the media in an effort to represent the student voice on this issue.

June 2023 Presidential Update

Hello friends! Happy Pride and Indigenous History Month!

 

I hope you are soaking up the sun while it’s been out. Welcome to the first of many updates to catch you up on what OUSA has been doing!