Posts from February 2018

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 […]

OCUFA is proud to celebrate outstanding achievement in teaching and academic librarianship at Ontario universities. Anyone within the university community can nominate a faculty member or librarian. Award recipients are selected by an independent OCUFA committee made up of faculty, librarians, and student representatives. The deadline for nominations for the 2017-2018 awards is May 25, […]

On Thursday, April 5, 2018, the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations and the Centre for the Study of Canadian and International Higher Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto will be hosting the fourth annual Worldviews Lecture on Media and Higher Education. Free speech on campus: Challenges for minority […]

On January 29, the Faculty Association of the University of Waterloo concluded its salary negotiations with the university administration. The negotiating teams signed a three-year agreement that includes competitive salary increases through 2020 and an across-the-board salary adjustment of $850 per member. Both parties have also agreed to establish a working group tasked with improving […]

On Saturday, February 3 and Sunday, February 4, OCUFA held its second Board of Directors meeting of the 2017-18 academic year. Over the weekend, board members discussed the organization’s current priorities – good jobs and vibrant universities, university funding, and capacity building – with a focus on the postsecondary issues that will be receiving the […]

On February 28, faculty, staff, and students from across Ontario will participate in OCUFA’s annual social media day of action in support of fairness for contract faculty and other precariously employed campus workers. In the lead-up to the provincial election in June, it will be an exciting opportunity to build upon the momentum generated by […]