Today marks 30 years since the December 6, 1989 anti-feminist attack at Montreal’s École Polytechnique that resulted in the murder of 14 women. The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations honours the memory of these women whose lives were taken because of their gender and we stand strong against any form of gender-based violence on […]

On Friday, November 22, faculty association staff from across Ontario came together for OCUFA’s 2019 Faculty Association Staff Workshop for a day of learning, sharing, and skills-development. The day was energized by robust discussion. Morning highlights included an opening plenary focused on the challenges facing faculty associations under the Ford government and a workshop on […]

On Friday, November 8, the annual OCUFA University Finance Workshop brought together faculty association members and staff from across Ontario who regularly review university financial statements. The day’s focus was on how the province’s new performance-funding framework could impact university finances. The morning featured a briefing on the latest developments in provincial funding and a […]

OSSTF, the union representing teachers and support staff at Ontario’s high school, has announced a one-day strike/walk-out on Wednesday, December 4 . OSSTF has spent much of the last year pushing back against the Ford government’s demands for increased class sizes and mandatory e-learning credits. If you have some time, please join a local picket line and show solidarity with Ontario’s […]

Several faculty associations reached new agreements with their employers in the recent weeks and months. Please find summaries of notable changes below. Trent University Faculty Association Trent faculty were able to successfully negotiate several changes to their pension plan, which will facilitate their work towards joining the jointly-sponsored University Pension Plan. The faculty association has […]

Toronto, Nov. 22, 2019 – Ontario faculty are pleased to see that the Ontario Divisional Court has struck down the Ford government’s controversial “Student Choice Initiative” (SCI), finding the directive both unlawful and a violation of university autonomy. The Court found that Ford’s Cabinet and the then Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities overstepped their […]

Faculty at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) have now been on strike for almost two weeks. The UNBC Faculty Association has been working hard to negotiate a fair deal, but the university administration continues to demand unacceptable concessions on promotion and tenure and job protections for contract faculty, as well as an experimental […]

On November 6, faculty from across the province gathered at Queen’s Park to advocate for stronger public funding for postsecondary education, fairness for contract faculty, faculty renewal, and against Bill 124. The annual OCUFA Advocacy Day provided an opportunity for faculty to meet with their local Members of Provincial Parliament (MPP) and brief them about […]

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  • Fairness for Contract Faculty

    Fairness for Contract Faculty

    Too many contract faculty have to reapply for their jobs every term, are hired to teach courses for which they are paid less than their full‐time tenure‐stream colleagues, and lack access to benefits. It’s time to recognize the contribution contract faculty make in our university community and in the classroom.

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