Jen Carter, Vice-President External, Elected President of the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance

London, ON – The University Students’ Council’s Vice-President External, Jen Carter, has been elected president of the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA). Jen will work closely with OUSA and Western’s student representatives to enhance the quality of post-secondary education through extensive participation and leadership in the realm of provincial advocacy. OUSA represents the interests of over 140,000 professional...

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Western students pleased with Ontario government announcement of $51 million for expansion of student entrepreneurship

April 25 2014/LONDON, ON- Today, Minister of Research and Innovation Reza Moridi announced the launch of new provincial funding for entrepreneurship at Western. Students are pleased to see that the Ontario government will be working with students, Western, and Fanshawe to create a Campus-Linked Accelerator at Western for students to connect their classroom learning to future career opportunities. “As a creative and passionate body,...

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Students leave the Western Bubble for Advocacy Week: Discuss Transit, Improving Neighbourhoods, and a Prosperous City

This week is the University Students’ Council’s first ever Local Advocacy Week, where student leaders (representing over 30 000 Western students) will leave the university bubble and reach out to the London community. For the next five days, student leaders will meet with MPs, MPPs, the mayor, city councilors, city staff, and community partners to communicate recommendations on improving London’s transit system, improving our...

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University Students’ Council of Western University Concerned About Articling Fee Increase for Law Students

LONDON, ON- On February 4th, the Law Society of Upper Canada (“LSUC”) invoiced graduating law students for the fees payable to enter the upcoming licensing process necessary to qualify as a lawyer in Ontario.  These licensing fees increased by 74% over the previous year – from $2,892 to $5,039. In comparison, the Law Society of Upper Canada increased fees paid by current lawyers by less than 1%. This increase in fees is to...

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TEAM HELFAND WINS 2014 SLATE ELECTION

LONDON- The University Students’ Council is proud to offer its congratulations President-Elect Matt Helfand, Vice-President Internal-Elect Emily Addison and Vice-President External-Elect Jen Carter, the winners of the 2014 slate election “We are very excited to welcome Team Helfand to these positions, and look forward to these next few months of transitioning,” says President Patrick Whelan.             Nominations for the other three...

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