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New research demonstrates that precarious employment has a major impact on individuals and their families. As many contract professors are trapped in precarious positions, these findings are a major concern for professors and academic librarians in Ontario. Beyond the personal harm, precarious employment also puts the quality of the province’s universities at risk. The findings […]

For those who track research funding in Canada, the news from a recent Statistics Canada release about business enterprise research and development (BERD) is depressingly familiar. Canadian businesses are expected to spend two and a half per cent less on research and development this year than they did last year. Because the 2015 inflation rate […]

On May 9, 2015, OCUFA held its 146th Board of Directors meeting. For the thirds and final meeting of the 2014-15 academic year, OCUFA representatives turned their attention to the University Funding Formula Review currently underway in Ontario alongside the organization’s ongoing priorities. As a special order-of-the-day, Sue Herbert, executive lead of the funding formula […]

OCUFA has released its Funding Formula Review Handbook , designed to help faculty members, students, and other interested individuals make sense of the government’s consultations around funding formula reform. The handbook collects the many articles and analysis pieces on the funding released throughout March and April in OCUFA Report. The handbook contains OCUFA’s principles for the funding formula; a […]

On Wednesday, May 6, 2015, OCUFA representatives participated in an all-day symposium on the university funding formula review. The purpose of the symposium was to kick off the government’s consultations around potential changes to Ontario’s university funding formula. OCUFA representatives included President Kate Lawson, five faculty association representatives (from Brock, Laurier, Ryerson, Trent, and York), […]

The Ontario Confederation is pleased to announce this year’s recipients OCUFA Service Award: Micheline Lessard from the Association of Professors of the University of Ottawa (APUO), and Bill Salatka from the Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty Association. “The OCUFA Service Award was established to honour individuals who have done, or continue to do, exceptional work on […]

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