Dear Alastair Summerlee, On behalf of the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) and the 17,000 full-time and contract university professors and academic librarians we represent at 28 member associations across the province of Ontario, I am writing to urge you to return to the bargaining table with the Canadian Union of Public Employees […]

OCUFA’s Contract Faculty and Faculty Complement Committee has been busy since December. Members have been identifying ways to mobilize their members in the lead-up to June’s provincial election. With the momentum generated by Bill 148, there has never been a better time to fight for fairness for contract faculty and keep postsecondary issues on the […]

This year’s Social Media Day of Action in support of fairness for contract faculty and other precariously employed campus workers was a huge success! On Wednesday, February 28th, OCUFA and allies from across Canada tweeted and shared posts on Facebook raising awareness about precarious work on our campuses and asked Ontario MPP’s how they plan […]

On March 23 and 24, the Fight for $15 & Fairness Provincial Strategy Meeting will be held in Toronto. This event will bring together over two hundred supporters of the $15 & Fairness campaign from across the province to assess the campaign’s work to-date and collectively determine next steps. This year, the agenda will include […]

OCUFA is deeply concerned by the York University administration’s attempts to challenge faculty member decisions to reschedule their classes and ensure the academic integrity of their courses. The university administration should focus their energies on negotiating a fair collective agreement with CUPE 3903 that ends the strike. Dear Rhonda Lenton, On behalf of the Ontario […]

On Saturday, February 10th, after a 17-hour marathon of mediation, the University of St. Michael’s College administration and University of Toronto Faculty Association (UTFA), which bargains on behalf of faculty and librarians at the college, agreed to a new collective agreement. This success was clearly attributable to the resolve of the membership, and the support […]

Last summer, OCUFA developed a survey to gauge faculty interest in eCampusOntario’s new Open Textbook Library. Now, eCampusOntario is conducting their own survey to learn more about how Ontario educators currently select and use course content and textbooks in their teaching and learning. As part of the survey, eCampusOntario is hoping to get a better […]

OCUFA congratulates Professor Robyn Gorham, Vice President of the Laurentian University Faculty Association (LUFAPUL) on receiving the Laurentian University Faculty of Health Governance Award for 2017. OCUFA Research Director Donna Gray, was pleased to contribute a letter of support, highlighting the many contributions Robyn had made to the university through her service during the Fall […]

The Council of Universities (COU) recently released the latest report from its Faculty at Work project. The Composition and Activities of Ontario Universities’ Academic Workforce updates and extends the Preliminary Report released in 2014 to include a focus on the composition of the academic workforce. It constitutes the first serious effort to use administrative data to produce a picture of the numbers of contract faculty employed […]

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