Maryan Amalow

OPUS administrator recognized as community leader

Maryan Amalow values the importance of community and student engagement, says dean of students Clayton Smith.

“She always ensures to lend a helping hand for students with her advocacy and leadership experience as she was a student who can relate to their issues,” he told a group gathered June 8 at Windsor Water World to see Amalow—a UWindsor grad (BA 2005, MA 2008) and executive director of the Organization of Part-time University Students—receive an award in recognition of her efforts to improve the lives of women and girls in Ontario.

Part-time students welcome increase in federal support

An increase to the income eligibility thresholds for federal loans and grants to part-time students is being welcomed as a measure to ensure their access to post-secondary education.

The Canadian government announced May 16 it will invest approximately $22.5 million over the next 10 years to increase accessibility for student financial assistance. It is projected that over 2,500 additional part-time students will be eligible for a Canada Student Loan in year one, rising to just under 8,000 in year five.

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