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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.

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

August 19th, 2019 

 

TORONTO, ON – The Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) is excited to announce the release of the second 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 post-secondary education in Ontario and are based on the results of the 2017 OPSSS.

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

August 6th, 2019

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

Press release: OUSA releases “Habitats: Students in their Municipalities 2019”

JUNE 3, 2019

 

TORONTO, ON - This morning, the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) released their annual publication, Habitats: Students in their Municipalities. In this year’s publication, students highlight successes and challenges in their municipalities, with themes ranging from improving the ability of students to advocate municipally and providing work-integrated learning opportunities, to addressing housing issues and unsanctioned street gatherings, as well as highlighting the importance of cultural development.

 

The Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance Steering Committee elects new Executive

May 30th, 2019

 

TORONTO, ON - The Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance’s new Steering Committee met for the first time and is proud to announce the election of our 2019-2020 Executive Officers:

  • President Cat Dunne, who also serves as Vice-President of the University Students' Council at Western University.

  • Vice-President Finance Matthew Gerrits, who also serves as Vice President Education with the Federation of Students at the University of Waterloo.

  • Vice-President Administration & Human Resources Rayna Porter, who also serves as Vice President of University Affairs at the Trent Durham Student Association at Trent University - Durham GTA.

 

OUSA releases policy paper "Gender and Sexual Diversity: LGBTQ+ Students"

April 18, 2019

TORONTO, ON - Today, the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) released a policy paper focusing on gender and sexual diversity at Ontario universities. The paper was written, approved, and published by students with the purpose of providing recommendations for improving post-secondary experiences for LGBTQ+ students at Ontario university campuses, including increasing safety and access.