The New Democratic Party (NDP) was the first out of the gate with their platform in the 2018 Ontario Election. It contains important commitments, including support for faculty renewal, that will impact faculty working conditions and support students at universities across the province: The Ontario NDP platform promises to end the stagnation of operating funding […]

The Ontario provincial election on June 7, 2018 is fast approaching. OCUFA’s election campaign webpage is designed to keep you informed about how postsecondary issues are being approached throughout the campaign. We’ll be posting responses to questionnaires from major party leaders and preparing platform analyses to explore what’s at stake for faculty across Ontario in this election. We’ll […]

OCUFA will be hiring a new Executive Director. The job advertisement follows: The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations is the voice of 17,000 university faculty and academic librarians in 29 member faculty associations across Ontario. OCUFA is a key force in the postsecondary education sector, advocating for quality university education and advancing the rights […]

TORONTO – The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the OCUFA Service Award: Judy Bates from the Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty Association (WLUFA), and Jean-Charles Cachon from the Laurentian University Faculty Association (LUFA). “The OCUFA Service Award was established to honour individuals who have done, or […]

TORONTO – The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) is pleased to announce this year’s recipient of the Henry Mandelbaum Fellowship, Galen Watts from Queen’s University. “The Mandelbaum Fellowship recognizes graduate students who combine exceptional scholarship with deep engagement in their communities,” said Rahul Sapra, Vice-President of OCUFA. “Each year, we receive so many […]

TORONTO – The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) strongly condemns the government’s tabling of back-to-work legislation aimed at striking academic workers represented by Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 3903 (CUPE 3903) and defends the rights of academic workers to a fair negotiation process. This legislation breaches the constitutionally protected right of CUPE […]

In late March, the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) released a discussion paper on SMA3 and performance metrics. While OCUFA appreciates the publication of the SMA3 discussion paper and the effort to solicit consultation from the community, the timeline and discussion questions proposed by the Ministry are not conducive to a meaningful […]

At this year’s Worldviews Lecture, Professor Sigal Ben-Porath addressed the increasingly heightened debate around free speech on campus. Her lecture was followed by a panel discussion that explored challenges for democratic values and minority rights in academia and beyond. Video of the entire lecture, including the panel discussion, can be viewed online here. In her lecture, Professor Ben-Porath reflected on campus free speech controversies of recent years – from […]

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