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A Message from OACUHO President Ian Crookshank

On behalf of the 2018-2019 Board of Directors, welcome to the Ontario Association of College and University Housing Officers (OACUHO).


Welcome to OACUHO and our Website

The Ontario Association of College and University Housing Officers (OACUHO) represents professionals who work in the field of student housing at post-secondary education institutions across Ontario. As campus housing professionals, our members come from a variety of backgrounds, work in many different functional areas, and support institutions across a province and a nation that is broad and diverse. Beyond this difference, however, we share a common goal to encourage student development, support student success, and empower positive change to our campuses and the communities they serve.

The 2018-2019 OACUHO board will look to serve our membership through communication with our members, providing collaboration and professional development opportunities, facilitating mentorship, and contributing to the betterment of our field through representation at the provincial level. We will commit to a review of our documents, policies, and practices to ensure that we are not only meeting your needs but that we are urging our association forward with a focus on inclusion. This includes continued efforts to consider the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report findings and recommendations as well as actively seeking an understanding of how our practices can promote decolonization.

As a member, we hope that you connect with us, engage in the opportunities that are available, and create spaces for further engagement that speak to your goals and experiences. Please take time to explore this website which aims to help you make the most of your membership (resources, forums, event registration, etc.).

I encourage you to reach out to a member of the Board of Directors if you would like to be involved with our work as it currently exists or see an opportunity for further engagement.

All the best on the upcoming year.

Ian Crookshank
President, OACUHO