Posts from June 2014

For such a lengthy debate on jobs and the economy, all of the Ontario party leaders missed a huge driver of growth for both fields: postsecondary education. The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) is disappointed that postsecondary education wasn’t given any time in tonight’s debate despite the sector’s huge economic impact. “I’m absolutely baffled […]

Tonight, the leaders of the three major parties will square off in the first – and only – televised debate of the 2014 Ontario Election campaign (6:30 p.m. on CBC). Kathleen Wynne, Tim Hudak, and Andrea Horwath will lay out their respective visions for the province. The media analysts will likely focus on who gives […]

As part of our ongoing election activities, OCUFA has met with experts on issues important to faculty to talk about how these issues will figure into the 2014 provincial election. Videos of these conversations are available under the “Resources” tab of our election webpage . Professor Glen Jones, Ontario Research Chair in Post-secondary Education Policy and Measurement at the […]

This election campaign, the focus of the three major parties has been on jobs and the economy. Somewhat disappointingly, the role of higher education as an important economic contributor has not been acknowledged, and the issues and challenges facing our universities have not received adequate attention from any of the parties in their platforms. Nonetheless, […]