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Educated Investments :Supporting Students for a Better Future

January 31st, 2020

TORONTO, ON - OUSA releases its submission to the provincial government for Budget 2020.

The Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance is pleased to release its Budget 2020 submission, entitled Educated Investments: Supporting Students for a Better Future. Recent changes in post-secondary have left students feeling uncertain about their futures and worried about completing their studies, and this submission responds to these changes by highlighting the need for investment in student financial aid, mental health care, sexual violence prevention, and experiential learning opportunities. Increased support in these areas will help ensure that all willing and qualified students are able to pursue a post-secondary education in Ontario.

OUSA releases policy paper titled "Two Spirit and LGBTQ+ Students"

December 10th, 2019

TORONTO, ON - The Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) is proud to release our policy on improving post-secondary education for Two Spirit and LGBTQ+ Students. The paper was written, approved, and published by students to serve as a first step towards introducing improvements and to fill a gap in the policy landscape in support of gender and sexually diverse students in Ontario.

OUSA releases policy papers entitled "Ancillary & Incidental Fees" and "Student Association Autonomy"

December 9th, 2019

TORONTO, ON - The Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) is proud to release our policy paper on Ancillary & Incidental Fees, which was recently approved at our Fall General Assembly. The paper was written and ratified by students, and it provides recommendations intended to improve the structure of ancillary and incidental fees as well as the services and programs that those fees support.

OUSA releases policy paper "Student Accessibility and Disability Inclusion"

December 4th, 2019

TORONTO, ON - Today, the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) released a policy paper focusing on student accessibility disability inclusion. The paper was written, approved, and published by students with the purpose of providing recommendations for improving post-secondary experiences for students with disabilities at Ontario university campuses, including increasing accessibility and improving accommodations.

Press release: Ontario Post-Secondary Students Survey Findings: Quality Report

December 2nd, 2019

TORONTO, ON – The Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) is pleased to release the third of three reports sharing the results of its biennial Ontario Post-Secondary Student Survey (OPSSS), which received over 8,000 undergraduate and professional student responses across OUSA’s eight member schools. The reports cover the accessibility, affordability, and quality of post-secondary education in Ontario and are based on the results of the 2017 OPSSS.

Student Advocacy Conference 2019

November 18th, 2019

TORONTO, ON - This week, seventeen student leaders from the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) will head to Queen’s Park to meet with MPPs and their staff. OUSA represents 150,000 students across Ontario from eight universities, and our student representatives will be advocating for OUSA’s priorities on Student Financial Aid, Sexual Violence Prevention and Response, Preparing Students for the Workforce, and Student Mental Health. 

OUSA sends 3,000 Student Letters to Queen's Park

October 15th, 2019 

TORONTO, ON - On September 10th, OUSA launched its letter-writing campaign in response to changes made to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). The OSAP letter-writing campaign allowed students to put their stories into action by writing a letter addressed to provincial leaders. The purpose of the campaign was to voice students’ concerns about the changes to OSAP. Sending over one thousand letters makes it impossible for the provincial government to ignore student concerns.

OUSA Launches Letter Writing Campaign in response to OSAP changes

September 10th, 2019 


TORONTO, ON - Today, the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) launched a letter-writing campaign in response to the provincial government’s recent changes to OSAP. Letters with students’ stories will be addressed to Premier Doug Ford, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, Ross Romano, and students’ local MPPs, and the goal of the campaign is to give students disadvantaged by these changes the opportunity to share their experiences with the provincial government. OUSA hopes to make it impossible for provincial leaders to ignore the effects that the OSAP changes are having on students.

Press Release: OUSA Releases LGBTQ+ Students Interview Series Report

August 27, 2019

Toronto, ON - The Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) is proud to announce the release of “Sexual and Gender Diversity in Post-Secondary Education: LGBTQ+ Students Interview Series Report”. The report, written by Linda Cabral, OUSA’s Summer Research Intern, shares the stories and experiences of LGBTQ+ students from across the province who participated in OUSA’s LGBTQ+ Students Interview Series in the fall of 2018. The interview series was conducted by a former OUSA Research and Policy Analyst, Martyna Siekanowicz.