OUSA Delegation Nomination - January 2019

OUSA Delegation Nomination - January 2019

The Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) is a coalition of 8 student associations from across Ontario, just like the USC. YOU could represent all undergraduate students at Western at the next OUSA General Assembly this fall! We'll be debating policy that will be lobbied to the provincial government: on Student Financial Aid, LGBTQ+ Students, and Student Employment.

Applications must be submitted by Thursday January 17th by 11:59PM.

Successful applicants will receive an e-mail invitation by January 23 to speak in front of the USC Council at 7PM on Wednesday, January 30th where 6 students will be elected by the council to represent the USC at OUSA's Winter General Assembly.

General Assembly Information
Date: Thursday, February 28, 2018 - Sunday, March 3, 2018
Where: University of Waterloo (All travel and accommodations paid for)


What is OUSA?

The Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) is a coalition of student associations from across Ontario. They have come together to protect the interests of Ontario’s undergraduate students by providing research and ideas to governments on how to improve the affordability, accessibility, accountability and quality of post-secondary education in the province. These elected student representatives work together to set OUSA’s policies and direction. The organization approaches its goal of advancing the needs of undergraduate students through five means: direct lobbying, public advocacy, issue awareness campaigns, research & policy solutions and building partnerships. As a Western delegate at an OUSA General Assembly, you’ll represent students’ interests on various issues and work to evaluate solutions for problems students are facing through breakout policy sessions and passing policy recommendations in plenary.

This year three policy papers that will be debated and edited are on Student Financial Aid, LGBTQ+ Students, and Student Employment.