Posts from July 2020

We have a new date for Worldviews 2020! Now taking place on September 18, the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations and the Centre for the Study of Canadian International Higher Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto are proud to be hosting the sixth annual Worldviews Lecture on Media […]

Parents and educators are organizing a provincial day of action tomorrow (Wednesday, July 29) at 12pm to call for a safe and well-funded reopening of schools in September. OCUFA will join educators, parents, and students across the province to urge the government to prioritize the safety of students and workers at all Ontario’s educational institutions. As workers, parents, and educators, […]

OCUFA is hiring its next Executive Director. The job advertisement follows. Executive Director Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations Organizational profile The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) is located in the Dish With One Spoon Territory, which exists as the result of a treaty between the Anishinaabe, Mississaugas, and Haudenosaunee that bound them […]

Congratulations to the King’s University College Faculty Association (KUCFA)! After weeks of organizing – made more challenging by the COVID-19 pandemic – the members of the KUCFA overwhelming voted to form a union, a decision that was just certified by the Ontario Labour Board. Faced with an increasingly uncooperative administration, members of the faculty association […]

The Brock University Faculty Association has negotiated a new collective agreement that secures substantial new rights for Indigenous faculty members, increases consultation with Indigenous members of the university community when making Indigenous-focused appointments, and ensures that Indigenous knowledge and experience are recognized in hiring, promotion, and tenure decisions for both faculty and academic librarians. The agreement also provides for greater scheduling flexibility, a guaranteed […]

OCUFA has joined with other members of the Ontario Universities and Colleges Coalition (OUCC) to write to Minister of Colleges and Universities Ross Romano and raise concerns about the new and invasive proctoring technologies being employed by postsecondary institutions across Ontario. The use of these technologies has substantially increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly as […]