OSAP

Q&A: Ontario Liberal leadership candidates talk student issues

The Journal spoke with four candidates for the leadership of the Ontario Liberal Party to ask about OSAP, the Student Choice Initiative, advocacy for low-income students, and sexual violence on campus. Here’s what the leadership hopefuls said:Continue...

What I’ve learned paying my own way through a Queen’s education

The first time I told this story, I was in my first year of university. I was sitting on the grass at City Park, just a few blocks away from Queen’s, with my orientation leaders and group. We were playing Two Truths and a Lie, and one of my truths was that I was a 20-year-old first-year student.Continue...

Bursary applications surge after OSAP cuts

By the end of February this year, Queen’s had received more bursary applications from incoming students than it had in the entire admissions cycle the year before. A month earlier, the province announced it would cut $670 million from the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).Continue...

Students grapple with cuts to OSAP

Victoria Preston-Walker, Arts ’20, was prepared to graduate in the spring of 2020 with a degree in philosophy and psychology. In the wake of cuts to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), she won’t.Continue...

Following cuts, OSAP estimates plunge

When students logged into their OSAP accounts on Wednesday, their 2019-20 assistance estimates, released yesterday, showed funding decreases of up to 50 per cent from previous years.Continue...

The Student Choice Initiative, explained

When Premier Doug Ford’s government announced the establishment of the Student Choice Initiative (SCI) on Jan.17, questions abounded.Continue...

What you need to know from February’s Senate meeting

During the Feb. 26 Senate meeting, the University expressed plans to support student enrollment next year through direct communication and financial support programs.Continue...

The Lazy Economist: The numbers behind the OSAP cuts

After the controversy surrounding the Ford government’s recent changes to OSAP, we’re going to run you through some of the numbers that led the government to justify its decision.Continue...

Senate Recap: January 29

Senate addressed the potential hit to revenue stemming from Ontario’s recent OSAP changes on Tuesday’s meeting.Continue...

Queen's Students for OSAP Protest

On Tuesday, Jan. 22, Queen's students gathered at University Avenue and Union Street to...Continue...

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