Posts from December 2020

The Ford government recently announced its plans to steamroll ahead with a reckless “performance” based funding plan. Postsecondary faculty, academic librarians, staff, and students are opposed to this flawed funding experiment and give the government a failing grade for its approach. The government, which already provides the lowest postsecondary per-student funding in Canada, has now […]

Toronto, ON, December 7, 2020 – The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA), which represents 17,000 faculty and academic librarians across the province, is alarmed at the Ford government’s passing of Bill 213 which includes schedule 2 that gives the Canada Christian College, a private institution, university status and degree-granting privileges for Bachelor of […]

Nominations are now open for the Henry Mandelbaum Graduate Fellowships for Excellence in Social Sciences, Humanities, or Arts. The fellowships are awarded annually to two full-time graduate students who are exceptional leaders, engaged community members, and promising academics. One Fellowship worth $2,500 is awarded at the master’s level and one at $5,000 is awarded for […]

From November 9-13, faculty from across the province held virtual meetings with their elected Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs) to advocate for stronger public funding for postsecondary education, fairness for contract faculty, faculty renewal, and against the threats to academic freedom and human rights in Bill 213 and the Order in Council on the definition […]