On April 7th, 2020, the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations and the Centre for the Study of Canadian International Higher Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto will be hosting the sixth annual Worldviews Lecture on Media and Higher Education. The Myth of Meritocracy: From satire to social inequality […]

Each year, OCUFA is proud to celebrate outstanding achievement in teaching and academic librarianship at Ontario universities. Through the Teaching and Academic Librarianship Awards, we recognize those individuals whose pedagogical leadership and support have made a positive and enduring difference to their students and colleagues. Anyone within the university community can nominate a faculty member […]

OCUFA’s 17,000 university faculty and academic librarians stand in solidarity with the province’s 200,000 elementary and secondary school educators and support staff in their historic, one-day province-wide strike. Ontario’s educators are leading the fight against the Ford government’s cuts and austerity measures that target the most marginalized in our province. As faculty and academic librarians […]

At universities and colleges across Ontario, democratically elected students’ unions are a vital part of the campus community. They provide numerous services to their members, including access to vibrant student clubs, inclusive spaces, event programming, and important resources that support marginalized students on campus. Students’ unions also engage in advocacy work that gives their members […]

The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association’s Librarians and Archivists (UWOFA-LA) Bargaining Unit has received the ChangeMaker award from Labour United and United Way Elgin Middlesex in recognition of their organizing work and dedication during their most recent and successful round of bargaining. The faculty association negotiated substantial improvements to their collective agreement following months […]

Will you join us next Wednesday, February 12 as part of our annual Social Media Day of Action? It’s a day for contract faculty and allies to come together to support publicly funded education and better contract faculty working conditions. The Ford government is full of #BrokenPromises – to workers, to students, to communities. Half of the faculty in […]

OCUFA is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Lorimer Award, Status of Women and Equity Award of Distinction, and Award for Outstanding Contribution to Grievance/Arbitration. These awards collectively celebrate the extensive contributions Ontario faculty, academic librarians, and other professional academic staff have made to improving working conditions and advancing equity on campus. The Lorimer Award recognizes […]

TORONTO, February 6, 2020 – Kimberly Nugent, an Associate Teaching Professor at the Ontario Tech University, has won the 2019 Status of Women and Equity Award of Distinction, presented by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA). The award, sponsored by OCUFA’s Status of Women and Equity Committee, recognizes faculty whose work has improved […]

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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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EVENTS CALENDAR


Date and TimeMeetingLocation
2020
02-28 9:30 AM - 5:30 PMCollective Bargaining Committee MeetingWestin Harbour Castle Hotel, Regatta Room
04-03 9:00 AM - 4:30 PMCollective Bargaining Committee MeetingWestin Harbour Castle Hotel, Regatta Room
04-03 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMGrievance Committee MeetingWestin Harbour Castle Hotel, Room Pier 7/8
04-04 9:00 AM - 4:30 PMUniversity Pensions WorkshopWestin Harbour Castle Hotel, Room Pier 7/8
04-17 9:00 AM - 5:30 PMContract Faculty and Faculty Complement committee MeetingWestin Harbour Castle Hotel, Room Pier 5
05-08 9:30 AM - 5:30 PMExecutive MeetingAdvocate's Society
04-17 9:00 AM - 5:30 PMStatus of Women and Equity CommitteeWestin Harbour Castle Hotel, Room Pier 4
05-09 8:30 AM - 05-10 12:00 PM161st Board of Directors meetingWestin Harbour Castle Hotel, Regatta Room
09-24 9:00 AM - 5:30 PMStatus of Women and Equity Committee WorkshopWestin Harbour Castle Hotel, Room Pier 7/8
09-25 9:00 AM - 5:30 PMStatus of Women and Equity Committee MeetingWestin Harbour Castle Hotel, Room Pier 9
09-25 9:00 AM - 5:30 PMGrievance Committee MeetingWestin Harbour Castle Hotel, Room Pier 7/8
10-16 9:30 AM - 5:30 PMExecutive MeetingAdvocate's Society
10-09 9:00 AM - 5:30 PMCollective Bargaining Committee MeetingWestin Harbour Castle Hotel, Regatta Room
10-17 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM162nd Board of Directors OrientationWestin Harbour Castle Hotel, Room Pier 2/3
10-17 8:30 AM - 10-18 12:00 PM162nd Board of Directors MeetingWestin Harbour Castle Hotel, Room Pier 6
10-17 11:30 AM - 2:30 PMTeaching and Academic Librarianship Awards LuncheonWestin Harbour Castle Hotel, Room Pier 4/5
11-06 9:00 AM - 5:30 PMFinance Committee WorkshopWestin Harbour Castle Hotel, Regatta Room
11-27 9:00 AM - 5:30 PMGrievance Committee MeetingWestin Harbour Castle Hotel, Regatta Room
12-11 9:00 AM - 5:30 PMCollective Bargaining Committee MeetingWestin Harbour Castle Hotel, Regatta Room

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