OUSA report urges increased provincial PSE funding

November 30, 2009

In a new report on the beneficial economic impact of Ontario universities, the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance stresses the need for increased investment in universities to ensure the province's long-term prosperity. The report notes current gaps in Ontario's PSE system, such as rising student-faculty ratios, lower quality, and lower per-student funding than in any other Canadian province. The report recommends Ontario continue to provide funding to fully cover all enrolment growth at post-secondary institutions, develop and implement a comprehensive early outreach strategy targeting under-represented students, and bring per-student funding for universities up to the national average. OUSA News Release | OCUFA News Release | Toronto Star | Read the full report