Provincial & Federal Affairs Committee


The Provincial & Federal Affairs Committee is an SRA Standing Committee that focuses on post-secondary education issues at the provincial and federal levels. We advocate for students to the Governments of Ontario and Canada to improve post-secondary education for all students and often do this through lobbying organizations. We work with the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) and Undergraduates of Canadian Research-Intensive Universities (UCRU), which is composed of student unions from the top 15 research-intensive universities in Canada.

Aside from lobbying, the purpose of the committee is to engage SRA and MSU members in accomplishing their platforms, as well as work with the rest of the Education Department to create MSU policies. These policies are the values and beliefs held by the organization, which we use to lobby at every level of governance. The committee performs research projects related to current issues in the area of post-secondary information, to be used in policy-making and lobbying efforts. We also act as a liaison from our lobbying organizations to promote awareness and engagement on campus.

To see what the 2018-2019 Provincial & Federal Affairs Committee will be working on, check out the year plan here.

Committee Members

Associate Vice President

Urszula Sitarz

SRA Members

Maryanne Oketch 

Fawziyah Isah

Vaishna Kumaran

Mitchell Bishara

MSU Members


Bronte Johnston

Matthew Truong


How Can I Get Involved?

If you are interested in joining the committee or finding out more information, feel free to send us an email at You can also check out our MSU policy bank.

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