Following months of bargaining, the Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty association has reached a tentative agreement with contract faculty at the university. The terms of the agreement are currently being put to a ratification vote. The deal comes after months of bargaining, and a strike vote in which contract faculty voted 95% in favour of walking […]

On Monday, January 9, OCUFA president Judy Bates presented the priorities and concerns of Ontario’s university faculty to representatives of the Ministry of Finance as part of the Ontario government’s pre-budget consultations. Bates highlighted the need to ensure that Ontario’s universities provide a high quality learning experience adequately resourced through robust public financial support. Currently, […]

Your opinion matters

OCUFA’s journal of higher education, Academic Matters, is now entering its 11th year of publication and has changed significantly over this period. The views of our readers are important in guiding the future development of the magazine and website. With that in mind, we created a survey to get a better idea of how our […]

The latest issue of Academic Matters – now available online – examines  issues of sexual violence on campus, with a focus on the Government of Ontario’s action plan to stop sexual violence and harassment. Set to go into effect in January, 2017, new legislation will require all colleges and universities in the province to adopt a sexual violence […]

Faculty at Nipissing University welcomed the release of a report on improving collegial governance at their institution on November 3. The report was prepared by a Special Governance Commission that was established as part of the deal that ended the Nipissing University Faculty Association (NUFA) strike a year ago in November 2015. The erosion of […]

Yesterday YUFA published the  results of a poll  that overwhelmingly demonstrate the serious concerns among our members about the conduct and direction of the current presidential search at York University. Today we are sharing those results, including hundreds of comments, with the presidential search committee and the Board of Governors. These responses help illuminate the poll data, and show […]

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