OCUFA is now accepting  nominations and applications  for the 2023-2024 OCUFA Awards of Distinction.Nomination and application deadline: March 8, 2024 The following awards are open for nominations: Nominate someone for the  Equity and Social Justice Award Nominate someone for the  OCUFA Service Award Nominate someone for the  Lorimer Collective Bargaining Award Nominate someone for a  Teaching and Academic Librarianship Award The following fellowships are open for applications: Henry Mandelbaum Graduate Fellowships (Master’s and Doctoral) Mark Rosenfeld Fellowship in Higher Education Journalism  At OCUFA, we believe it is important to recognize the exceptional people whose work improves the […]

TORONTO, December 7, 2023 – At a conference held last week in Toronto, the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations brought together a diverse group of more than 80 high-profile stakeholders in postsecondary education to find funding solutions for Ontario’s public universities. In his opening remarks for the Conference, titled “ Funding our Future: Keeping Universities Public ,” OCUFA President Nigmendra […]

Lakehead University At the end of October, members of the Lakehead University Faculty Association (LUFA) ratified their new three-year collective agreement following an extended period of negotiations. Regular member communications and the hard work of the negotiating team resulted in gains on members’ top priorities of compensation, pension reform, benefits, contract lecturer equity, and university […]

By: Nigmendra Narain, OCUFA President December 6 marks 34 years since the deadly misogynistic massacre of 14 women engineering students at L’Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal. December 6th is now known as National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, and every year we remember the 14 women killed in Montreal and recommit to ending […]

TORONTO, November 21, 2023 –The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) welcomed news today from Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland in the Fall Economic Statement that the Federal government is reforming harmful corporate bankruptcy legislation—a crucial move that will protect public universities from corporate-style restructuring policies. The news comes almost three years after Laurentian University […]

OCUFA calls for more provincial postsecondary funding Toronto, ON, November 16, 2023 – The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) says the government’s Blue-Ribbon Panel’s recommendations fall far short of what is required to even adequately fund Ontario’s world-class public universities.  “How can we continue to aim for world-class excellence when we are dead […]

Permanent, Regular, Part-Time Position Deadline: 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 1, 2023 Working under the supervision of the Executive Director, the successful candidate for Financial Administrator will handle full cycle bookkeeping and payroll for OCUFA. The Financial Administrator will be part of a dynamic team of staff who work collaboratively to deliver the services required […]

Permanent, Regular, Full-Time Position (Policy Level A) Deadline: 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 28, 2023 Working under the supervision of the Executive Director, the successful candidate for Speech Writer and Special Projects Coordinator will assist with speaking notes and speech writing, coordinating and organizing OCUFA’s meetings, events, and special projects on behalf of Ontario’s university […]

The Librarian and Archivist unit of the University of Western Ontario Faculty Association ratified a new four-year collective agreement last month, making important gains related to compensation and benefits, career advancement and research support, workload and maintaining the professional status of librarian and archivist work. Each of these contributes to maintaining high-quality library services at […]

OCUFA BOARD MOTION: That the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Association stands in solidarity with the Brescia Faculty Association and the University of Western Ontario Faculty Association to denounce the unilateral decision by both of their university administrations to “integrate” Brescia University College into the University of Western Ontario. The OCUFA Board opposes the process […]

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