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Presidential Update September 2021

Hello and happy September and (almost) Fall!

I don’t know about you, but the month of August flew by! From vaccine mandate discussions to policy writing and consultations, it’s been another busy month. Over the past few days, the Western campus has been filled with incoming students moving into residence, and upper-year students gearing up for orientation week. I must say, it has been very exciting to see people back on campus and ready to take on the new school year. A big shoutout to all incoming students on starting at your respective universities and pushing through as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic!

Con•ver•sa•tions, A Podcast Series

Con·ver·sa·tions is a podcast housed here at OUSA that I decided to host and produce as a part of my summer internship. This podcast series is all about highlighting the community ingenuity, excellence, and advocacy that comes from young people in our society.

Our Collective Look-book/Magazine Launch

Our Collective Look-Book/Magazine is a digital and printed collection of 7 Indigenous Student Artist features (and one recent graduate!) from universities across Ontario.

Immigration and Allyship

Over the past few months, I have read several articles from first- and second-generation Canadians exploring their relationship to the Canadian state and how for most of their lives, they were ignorant to how deeply entrenched the Canadian government is in the oppression of Indigenous Peoples.

Presidential Update - August 2021

Hello and happy August!

 

I’m so excited to be writing my first Presidential Update of the year! It’s been a very busy summer as Steering Committee and I have settled into our new roles at OUSA and our respective student unions. A lot of exciting things have happened over the summer so far and I’m excited to share them with all of you.

Steering Committee Introductions: Armaan Singh Kheppar

Hi all!

My name is Armaan Singh, I use he/him pronouns, and I am the Advocacy Commissioner for the University of Ottawa Students' Union (SÉUO-UOSU). I am very excited and optimistic to serve as an observer-member this year on OUSA's Steering Committee and to help better advocate for students on the provincial level.

Steering Committee Introductions: Avery Morin

My name is Avery and I’m the Vice President of Education on the Students’ General Association at Laurentian University up North in Sudbury. This is my first year being involved with OUSA and I’m beyond thrilled to be able to work with such an incredible group of changemakers this year.

Steering Committee Introductions: Stephanie Ye-Mowe

Hi Folks!

My name is Stephanie Ye-Mowe, and I’m the Vice President, Education of the Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association (WUSA), as well as VP Finance of OUSA. 

My post-secondary pathway has been... rather unconventional (to say the least). But I’d like to think that despite all the ways things went sideways, upside down, and inside out— I’ve come to learn and understand the world around me in ways that I never would have otherwise. And (luckily for OUSA and WUSA), a lot of that does pertain to how the post-secondary sector functions.

Steering Committee Introductions:

Hello! 

My name is Eunice Oladejo, and I’m the Vice President of External Affairs at Western’s University Students’ Council (USC). I just completed an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction (I know, it’s a mouthful lol). I’m beyond excited to be a member of the 2021/2022 Steering Committee and to also lead the team as the incoming OUSA President!