In response to questions and concerns about the impact of COVID-19 emergency measures on academic staff and their work, the Canadian Association of University Teachers has developed a Frequently Asked Questions web page . The page is constantly being updated.
Posts from March 2020
Congratulations to the Renison Association of Academic Staff who have recently voted in favour of and received union certification from the Ontario Labour Relations Board. The association is looking forward to negotiating their first collective agreement, and we know that faculty associations across Ontario will be there to support them.
OCUFA’s 17,000 faculty, academic librarians, and other academic professionals are deeply concerned about the equity implications of the COVID-19 crisis on Ontario’s health care system and economy, and the adverse impacts both will have on the most marginalized in our society. While it may be difficult to remember life before COVID-19, it is important to […]
TORONTO, March 26, 2020 – OCUFA is pleased to see that the Ford government’s spring economic statement includes much needed investment in the province’s health care system and OSAP loan interest relief for students, but is disappointed there are only marginal increases to postsecondary education funding. Faculty, academic librarians, and other academic professionals represented by […]
OCUFA calls on the provincial government to ensure that workers across Ontario have access to paid sick leave during this public health crisis. While the government’s proposed legislation today to guarantee unpaid leave of absence for employees is a step in the right direction, it falls short of what workers really need during this pandemic. […]
There is more to Academic Matters than just the print issue. New articles are being added to the Academic Matters website every week. Here are some recent articles you might find interesting: Residential school literature can teach the colonial present and imagine better futures By Michelle Coupal, University of Regina “There is a growing body of literature — novels, memoirs, poetry, graphic novels, picture books — through […]
On International Women’s Day, the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations’ Status of Women and Equity Committee (SWEC) celebrates the achievements made by women, trans, gender-diverse, and non-binary faculty and academic librarians towards workplace equity on Ontario campuses. Addressing employment equity within and across academic institutions continues to be a priority issue for SWEC. We […]
On Saturday, February 8 and Sunday, February 9, OCUFA held its second Board of Directors meeting of the 2019-20 academic year. Over the weekend, board members discussed the organization’s current priorities – good jobs, university funding, and capacity building – with a focus on challenges to the postsecondary sector and to public education as a […]