November 19, 2018
TORONTO, ON - A policy paper released by the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) this morning, focuses on the cost and affordability of post-secondary education in Ontario. The paper was written, approved, and published by students with the purpose of providing recommendations for renewing Ontario’s tuition framework, reducing tuition costs, and restoring public funding to Ontario’s universities.
November 16, 2018
TORONTO, ON - Today, the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) released its stance on Freedom of Speech and Expression that was written by student delegates and passed at the General Assembly on November 4th. Students believe that free speech is already protected by Canadian law on their campuses, and that they are able to engage in fruitful discussions and debate. However, students are concerned about the provincial government’s directive on free speech and OUSA asks that the provincial government rescind the directive.
November 12, 2018
TORONTO, ON - This morning is the start of the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA)’s Advocacy Week. Students from across Ontario will head to Queen’s Park to advocate for safer and healthier university campuses and to better prepare graduates for the workforce.
*This webpage was published on October 29, 2018. Original letter sent to Minister Fullerton on October 25, 2018.*
October 25th, 2018
The Honourable Ms. Merrilee Fullerton
Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities
Mowat Block 3rd Flr, 900 Bay St
Dear Minister Fullerton,
September 20, 2018
TORONTO, ON - This morning, the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) released their annual magazine, Educated Solutions. This year's volume focuses on post-secondary tuition and funding.
September 10, 2018
TORONTO, ON - Starting today, the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) re-launches the #TextbookBroke campaign. The campaign highlights the high cost of textbooks students are forced to pay in addition to paying for their tuition and other fees. In January, students shared their stories about the detrimental costs of textbooks on their wallets and mental health. Factors such as the cost and lack of flexibility of traditional learning materials, including textbooks, create different financial and learning barriers that can limit the courses some students can afford to take. An affordable post-secondary education is essential for students to succeed in all aspects of their undergraduate career.
August 30, 2018
TORONTO, ON - Today, the Ontario government announced that post-secondary institutions in Ontario will be required to develop free speech policies by January 1, 2019.
Ontario students congratulate MPP Fullerton as the new Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities
June 29, 2018
TORONTO, ON - The Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance welcomes newly appointed Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, Merrilee Fullerton to the role.
June 8, 2018
Toronto, ON - The Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) congratulates the Progressive Conservative Party and Doug Ford on their election in Ontario. Students look forward to working with all elected and re-elected Members of Provincial Parliament (MPP) to address the many challenges currently facing post-secondary students in Ontario. OUSA looks forward to working with all MPPs in the ridings in which our member campuses reside. Additionally, OUSA would like to thank Kathleen Wynne and the Liberal Party for their work to improve the lives of post-secondary students over the last several years.
May 18th, 2018
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 2018-2019 Executive Officers:
- President Danny Chang, who also serves as Vice-President of the University Students' Council at Western University.
- Vice-President Finance Shannon Kelly, who also serves as Vice-President, University Affairs at the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union.
- Vice-President Administration & Human Resources Julia Göllner, who also serves as Academic Affairs Commissioner at the Alma Mater Society of Queen’s University.