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On February 7th and 8th, 2015, OCUFA held the 145th meeting of its Board of Directors. At the previous meeting in October, OCUFA approved its priorities for the year: contract faculty and faculty complement; online learning; and university pension plans. The February meeting was all about ensuring that these priorities continue to move forward. On […]

Last week, OCUFA launched the We Teach Ontario campaign to highlight the important contributions made by contract faculty to Ontario’s universities, often in the face of difficult working conditions. The campaign is based around www.WeTeachOntario.ca , and is also running on Facebook and Twitter . After an exciting launch week, we need you help to make the campaign a continued success. […]

Full-time faculty at Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo have reached agreements with their employers. The new agreement at Waterloo runs for a three year term, and includes yearly increases of 1.95, 1.95, and 1.5 per cent. The agreement also contains provisions for a joint employer/employee committee to investigate possible salary inequities within […]

A new report by the Council of Ontario Universities (COU) finds that Ontario’s higher education institutions make a huge contribution to communities across the province. In particular, the report finds that, “an average Ontario faculty member devotes about 20 per cent of their work hours to services, such as informing policy and using their skills and knowledge to […]

Today, OCUFA launched the “ We Teach Ontario ” to highlight the outstanding work of contract faculty, and the challenges created by their precarious working conditions. Using contract faculty profiles and shareable graphics, the campaign aims to raise public awareness of this critical issue facing higher education in Ontario and around the world. Despite teaching more than half […]

Ontario’s Ministry of Labour has announced consultations on how the Labour Relations Act, 1995 and Employment Standards Act could be amended to “best protect workers while supporting businesses in our changing economy.” One of the key trends to be examined is “the increase in non-standard working relationships such as temporary jobs, part-time work, and self-employment.” As the […]

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  • We Teach Ontario

    We Teach Ontario highlights the ways in which Ontario’s professors and academic librarians are connecting teaching and research to produce exceptional student learning, community engagement, and cutting-edge knowledge. Watch and share the stories of featured professors, learn more about what faculty do and share your story.

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  • Ontario Election 2014 (Past Campaign)

    Learn more and take action in the 2014 provincial election campaign. Access resources to help you make an informed decision on June 12 and join our email campaign asking candidates and party leaders to make higher education a priority.

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