The latest issue of Academic Matters considers the economic and equity impacts of how university funding is allocated. How does this affect students, faculty, and staff at Ontario’s postsecondary institutions? Read the issue for free online. Editorial Matters: Economics and inequality By Ben Lewis, Editor-in-Chief “It is commonly understood that postsecondary education ought to focus on fostering curiosity, creativity, critical thinking, and vigorous debate, with the […]

OCUFA President Rahul Sapra has written a letter to the Board of Governors Chair and President at the University of Northern British Columbia expressing OCUFA’s support for the faculty currently striking at UNBC. Dear Ms. Ongman, I am writing today, on behalf of 17,000 university faculty and academic librarians at our 30 member associations, to […]

The Status of Women and Equity Award of Distinction celebrates the outstanding contributions of OCUFA members whose work has contributed meaningfully to the advancement of professors, academic librarians, and/or academic staff who are Indigenous, women, racialized, LGBTQ2S+, living with disabilities, and/or belong to other historically marginalized groups. Additional information, guidelines, and application portal can be […]

The Director of Collective Bargaining Services is part of a team of policy staff who work collaboratively to deliver the services required to meet OCUFA’s mandate. As a senior position in the OCUFA office, at policy level B, this position involves team leadership of specific projects. Areas of Responsibility Working under the supervision of the […]

Every October the Canadian Association of University Teachers organizes a week where faculty across Canada take action on campus and social media to recognize the important contributions contract faculty make to postsecondary education and raise awareness about the challenges they face. Principal among these concerns are that many contract faculty have to reapply for their […]

The Nipissing University Faculty Association (NUFA) needs your support to avert a strike. NUFA has been bargaining in good faith with their administration, presenting a modest and responsible package that fights for pension improvements and protects research supports. Unfortunately, the Nipissing administration is proposing claw backs that will not only jeopardize faculty research and teaching, […]

Ontario’s university faculty and academic librarians stand in solidarity with the 55,000 Ontario elementary and high school education workers as they prepare for legal strike action on Monday, October 7th. Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), these workers provide essential services that support the education of our children and maintain a clean […]

TORONTO – The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) is pleased to announce the recipients of its prestigious Teaching and Academic Librarianship Awards. Since 1973, these awards have recognized the exceptional contributions made to the quality of higher education in Ontario by faculty. “Faculty are at the heart of Ontario’s vibrant universities. Through their […]

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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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