This year’s Educated Solutions, the annual magazine published by the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance, features a thought-provoking article by OCUFA President Gyllian Phillips on the need to invest in faculty renewal at Ontario’s universities. The article explains how Ontario’s universities are underfunded, and the dangers associated with increasing student tuition fees, even when they are […]

MPP Chris Glover was appointed the NDP Critic for Training, Colleges and Universities on August 23, 2018. In this role, he will be the voice of the Official Opposition on postsecondary issues. MPP Chris Glover is one of 74 new MPPs elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in June 2018 and represents the riding […]

The Laurentian University Faculty Association (LUFA) has reached a collective agreement with the University of Sudbury on behalf of the university’s tenure-stream and sessional faculty. LUFA achieved competitive across-the-board salary increases and adjustments to compensation that have narrowed the pay gap between faculty at the University of Sudbury and Laurentian University’s other federated institutions. Significantly, […]

People across Ontario are planning to show their support for a $15 minimum wage and decent work on October 15. On university and college campuses, all faculty, students, and staff are encouraged to join in. In recent announcements, the Conservative government has indicated their intention to freeze the minimum wage at $14 an hour and […]

The Policy Analyst is part of a dynamic team of staff who work collaboratively to deliver the services required to meet OCUFA’s mandate. Main Duties Providing analysis of and advice related to legislation, regulations, programs, and policy directions that impact OCUFA and its member associations Researching and writing policy papers and submissions to the provincial […]

TORONTO – The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) is pleased to announce the winners of its prestigious Teaching and Academic Librarianship Awards. Since 1973, these awards have recognized the exceptional contributions made by professors and librarians to the quality of higher education in Ontario. “Professors and academic librarians are at the heart of […]

TORONTO – Michelle Craig, an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto, has been named one of Ontario’s most outstanding university teachers by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA). She will receive a 2017-2018 OCUFA Teaching Award at an October 20 ceremony in Toronto, hosted by CBC’s […]

TORONTO – Robert Fleisig, an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering Practice and Technology at McMaster University, has been named one of Ontario’s most outstanding university teachers by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA). He will receive a 2017-2018 OCUFA Teaching Award at an October 20 ceremony in Toronto, hosted by the […]

TORONTO – David Hutchison, a Professor in the Department of Educational Studies and Director of the Centre for Digital Humanities at Brock University, has been named one of Ontario’s most outstanding university teachers by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA). He will receive a 2017-2018 OCUFA Teaching Award at an October 20 ceremony […]

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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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