Posts from January 2022

Universities are designed as spaces where minds are nurtured—where expertise develops and new knowledge is generated. However, under academic, financial, and social pressures, faculty and students are more frequently reporting poor mental health—especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest issue of Academic Matters explores the mental health dilemma in the academy. In a space that […]

In ongoing efforts to put more pressure on the Ontario Tech administration to avoid a strike, the UOITFA organized an impressive social media day of action on January 18, which saw faculty members and labour allies from across the province take to Twitter to voice their support for faculty at Ontario Tech. The UOITFA is […]

TORONTO, January 24, 2022 – The voices of Ontario university faculty and academic librarians continue to be ignored by university administrations as postsecondary institutions rush back to in-person learning—even as COVID-19 cases across the province remain high. Outbreaks at universities and in university communities are inevitable if university administrations withhold information about campus health and […]

TORONTO, January, 13, 2022 – OCUFA is disappointed that the Superior Court of Justice has denied the Ontario Auditor General’s request for documents that Laurentian University claims are privileged. Laurentian’s sudden insolvency and unprecedented implosion as a result of the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) process has devastated the Greater Sudbury community, raised concerns at […]

TORONTO, January 6, 2022 – The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) stands in solidarity with striking faculty at the Concordia University of Edmonton Faculty Association (CUEFA). Members of the CUEFA are currently braving cold winter weather and walking the picket lines as they increase pressure on the university administration to address their concerns […]

TORONTO, January 5, 2022 – With COVID-19 cases spiking across Ontario and universities planning to return to in-person learning at the end of January, university faculty, academic librarians, and other academic professionals are concerned for their physical and mental health. Further, they believe the provincial government’s most recent advice to universities is completely inadequate and […]