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OUSA Releases Accessibility: 2020 Results from the Ontario Undergraduate Student Survey (OUSS, previously Ontario Post-Secondary Students Survey)

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March 1, 2022

 

OUSA Publishes Results of the 2020 Ontario Undergraduate Student Survey with Student Data on Accessibility of Post-Secondary Education

 

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 Undergraduate Student Survey (OUSS), previously known as the Ontario Post-Secondary Student Survey. The OUSS received over 5,500 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 2020 OUSS. 

 

OUSA releases “Indigenous Students” policy paper

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January 25, 2022

 

OUSA releases “Indigenous Students” policy paper


TORONTO - The Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) is proud to release the final policy paper approved by OUSA’s Fall 2021 General Assembly, Indigenous Students. The paper was written by, and in collaboration with, Indigenous students from OUSA member schools.    

OUSA releases policy paper titled “Accountability and System Vision”

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January 17, 2022

 

OUSA releases policy paper titled “Accountability and System Vision”


TORONTO - The Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) is proud to release the third policy paper approved by OUSA’s Fall 2021 General Assembly, Accountability and System Vision. The paper was written, approved, and published by students with the purpose of bringing attention to student concerns and recommendations that address accountability mechanisms and tools for systemic direction within the post-secondary sector.

OUSA Releases Affordability: 2020 Results from the Ontario Undergraduate Student Survey (OUSS, previously Ontario Post-Secondary Students Survey)

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January 13, 2022

 

OUSA Publishes Results of the 2020 Ontario Undergraduate Student Survey with Student Data on Affordability of Post-Secondary Education

 

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 Undergraduate Student Survey (OUSS), previously known as the Ontario Post-Secondary Student Survey. The OUSS received over 5,500 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 2020 OUSS. 

 

OUSA releases policy paper titled “Responding to COVID-19”

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December 15, 2021

OUSA releases policy paper titled “Responding to COVID-19”


TORONTO - The Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) is proud to release the second policy paper approved by OUSA’s Fall 2021 General Assembly, Responding to COVID-19. The paper was written, approved, and published by students with the purpose of bringing attention to student concerns and recommendations that address the educational, health, and financial needs of post-secondary students as they continuously adapt to the rapidly changing pandemic climate.

"The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are still severely affecting students and their post-secondary experience on a variety of fronts,” said Eunice Oladejo, OUSA President and VP External Affairs at the University Students’ Council at Western. “It is crucial that students receive substantial support to not only mitigate immediate pandemic-related effects, but also any long-term implications.”

OUSA releases policy paper titled “Student Mobility and Credit Transfer”

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December 13, 2021

OUSA releases policy paper titled “Student Mobility & Credit Transfer”


TORONTO - The Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) is proud to release the second policy paper approved by OUSA’s Fall 2021 General Assembly, Student Mobility & Credit Transfer. The paper was written, approved, and published by students with the purpose of providing recommendations for investments in supports, growing and strengthening transfer pathways, and better understanding the needs of transfer students in the province. 

"Credit transfer and recognition are often overlooked as important tools to enhance accessibility, equity, and diversity in post-secondary education," said Nathan R. G. Barnett, OUSA Steering Committee Member and VP University Affairs at the Trent Durham Student Association. “Unfortunately, there are a number of barriers that are standing in the way.”

OUSA Returns with Virtual Student Advocacy Conference

TORONTO – This week, nineteen student leaders from the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) will meet virtually with MPPs and their staff to discuss student concerns. OUSA represents 150,000 students from eight universities across Ontario, and our student representatives will be advocating for OUSA’s priorities on Affordability, Gender-based and Sexual Violence Prevention, Racial Equity, Sector Sustainability, and Students with Disabilities. 

OUSA Launches Fall Campaign Against Ontario Government's OSAP Clawbacks

TORONTO - On May 5th, 2021, the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) sent a letter to the former Minister of Colleges and Universities, asking the province to stop the $400 million clawbacks from the provincial portion of the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) and to re-invest the $400 million back into OSAP. Having received no response, OUSA sent a second letter on September 10th to the Honourable Jill Dunlop, the current Minister of Colleges and Universities.