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Campaign Summaries

OUSA has conducted many issue-specific campaigns over the years when a particular issue needs a certain amount of extra attention.

Quality of Education Campaign Summary

In October 2020, OUSA conducted a campaign to collect feedback from students who had taken online courses during the pandemic. 223 Students from all 8 of OUSA’s member schools shared their feedback and outlined the challenges they have been facing in an online learning environment. Students raised important questions about the quality of online education and shared ideas about how post-secondary institutions can adapt to COVID-19 and adequately support students to meet their learning goals. This report gathers the findings of the campaign and highlights student stories.

#myWILis Campaign

A campaign to raise awareness about how students from all programs can benefit from valuable work integrated learning (WIL) opportunities.

Time Out Tuition

A campaign calling for a fully funded freeze of tuition in order to curtail rising costs and restore balance between public funding and student fees.

End the Gender Pay Gap

Highlighting the impact of the gender pay gap on university educated women and what it implies for the value of their degree.

Food For Thought

The campaign saw five students from four Ontario universities attempt to eat a healthy, balanced diet while spending only $7.50 a day on food – the same amount allocated for food by the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).

Blue Chair

The Blue Chair campaign is a grassroots, student lead campaign that seeks to raise awareness around the need to expand access to higher education as an equalizer of economic prosperity and social vitality.

Hire Education

The purpose of this campaign is to develop a dialogue around the greater objective of post-secondary school. What is the primary goal of higher education? How do institutions account for a wide range of student and faculty needs and their respective goals? What is the current climate of higher education and where do we need it to be in 50 years?