OUSA Presents A Post-Reaching Higher Plan to Government

TORONTO, Nov. 10 /CNW/ - The Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) has submitted recommendations to the provincial government, detailing what Ontario students need to see in a new long-term plan for higher education. The 40-page submission, entitled Ontario: A Province of Knowledge, focuses on three key student priorities: student financial aid, student success, and tuition.

"With the imminent expiration of the government's Reaching Higher Plan, students need to see a continued commitment to post-secondary education from the Province," said Dan Moulton, President of OUSA. "By tackling issues such as raising the student loan maximums and living allowances, or improving teaching quality, Ontario will be investing in its future success in the knowledge economy."

The submission was presented to the Honourable John Milloy, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities when he recently attended OUSA's fall General Assembly. "As you know we have been working hard on this issue, and have come to OUSA to get your feedback," said Milloy. "This is hard work what you do, representing your institutions and your students." Moulton added, "this is a very important time for government to recognize that students need better financial assistance, students are struggling and are asking their government for help."

The submission can be found on OUSA's newly revamped website at www.ousa.ca (http://www.ousa.ca), launched today after a lengthy redesign. The new website also contains all of OUSA's current policy documents, government submissions, and features pictures and videos from recent events.

OUSA represents the interests of over 140,000 professional and undergraduate, full- and part-time university students at seven Ontario institutions.

SOURCE Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance

For further information: For further information: or to arrange an interview please contact: Alvin Tedjo, Director of Communications, work: (416) 341-9948, cell: (647) 669-6885; Dan Moulton, President, (519) 788-3223; Alexi White, Executive Director, (416) 389-3561

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