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AMS works with OUSA to make policy recommendations

The AMS has been working with the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) over the past year to create change for students.Continue...

Ontario government recommends sexual violence policy changes

In response to student concerns concerning consent, abuse of power, and being silenced in cases of faculty or staff sexual misconduct against students, the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) proposed legislative changes on Oct. 27.Continue...

OUSA announces OSAP clawbacks cancelled following student advocacy

Following a six-month campaign, the Ontario University Student Alliance (OUSA) announced in a briefing on Nov. 10 the proposed $400 million reduction to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) has been ceased.Continue...

OUSA writes letter calling on Ontario government to cease OSAP cuts

On May 5, the Ontario University Student Alliance (OUSA) wrote a letter to Ross Romano, then the minister of colleges and universities. OUSA called on the province to stop “clawbacks” to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).Continue...

Advocating for students, OUSA annual campus meeting goes online

The Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) has shifted its annual campus meeting to a virtual platform, prioritizing student financial aid, quality of education in the context of online learning, racial equity, and student mental health.Continue...

Federal government announces six-month grace period on Canadian student loans

In response to uncertainties surrounding COVID-19, the federal government has announced a six-month grace period for interest on Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) loans.

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“Alarming and heartbreaking”: Queen’s grapples with sexual violence survey results

One week after the additional results from the Student Voices on Sexual Violence survey results were released , and two years after the initial survey was sent to Ontario college and university students, Queen’s is engaging with the data provided by the survey.

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OUSA looks to expand “outdated” Women’s Campus Safety grant

In the lead-up to its next General Assembly meeting in March, the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) is seeking to modernize the 1991 Women’s Campus Safety grant.

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OUSA hopes letter-writing campaign will get Ford’s attention

The Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) launched a letter-writing campaign on Sept. 9, vying for the attention of Premier Doug Ford and to register students’ displeasure with his government’s recent changes to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).Continue...

AMS Assembly votes to withdraw from Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance

On Thursday, the AMS convened for the final Society meeting of the 2018-19 academic year.Continue...

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