Posts from December 2015

Today, the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities (MTCU) released the final report of the Ontario University Funding Model Review. The full report and report summary can be downloaded here . Overall, the report is an interesting and comprehensive summary of the consultations. It includes some promising areas of policy development – such as better data […]

OCUFA is pleased to announce an exciting roster of speakers for its upcoming Confronting precarious academic work conference , to be held from February 11-12, 2016. Experts from across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia will meet to discuss the rise of precarious academic work and effective strategies for promoting good academic jobs. Speakers include: Karen Foster, […]

Students and faculty are mobilizing to push back against proposals that will severely limit the openness and transparency of Carleton University’s Board of Governors . Following on the Board’s controversial move to bar community members from attending Board meetings, the new policies will prevent Board members from disseminating information about Board proceedings and will ban union office holders from sitting on the Board. In response, six campus organizations have issued a series of recommendations to […]

The Nipissing University Faculty Association (NUFA) is pleased to announce that the tentative agreement reached between the Full-Time Academic Bargaining Unit (FASBU) and the Employer on November 26, 2015, has been ratified by the bargaining unit with 93 per cent voting in favour of the deal. “From the outset we knew that this was going […]

Last week, OCUFA staff members Graeme Stewart and Brynne Sinclair-Waters wrote an article for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-Ontario (CCPA-ON) on the need for more full-time faculty in Ontario’s universities. The piece is part of the CCPA-ON’s ongoing series on the provincial budget. Stewart and Sinclair-Waters argue that hiring of full-time faculty has lagged well behind increases in enrolment, with serious implications for […]

Librarian and Archivist members of the University of Western Ontario (UWOFA) have ratified their new collective agreement with the employer. UWOFA released the following statement following statement regarding the ratification vote: Unionized librarians and archivists at Western University have ratified a tentative collective agreement reached with the university administration. Members in the academic librarians and […]