Posts from December 2023

OCUFA is now accepting  nominations and applications  for the 2023-2024 OCUFA Awards of Distinction.Nomination and application deadline: March 8, 2024 The following awards are open for nominations: Nominate someone for the  Equity and Social Justice Award Nominate someone for the  OCUFA Service Award Nominate someone for the  Lorimer Collective Bargaining Award Nominate someone for a  Teaching and Academic Librarianship Award The following fellowships are open for applications: Henry Mandelbaum Graduate Fellowships (Master’s and Doctoral) Mark Rosenfeld Fellowship in Higher Education Journalism  At OCUFA, we believe it is important to recognize the exceptional people whose work improves the […]

TORONTO, December 7, 2023 – At a conference held last week in Toronto, the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations brought together a diverse group of more than 80 high-profile stakeholders in postsecondary education to find funding solutions for Ontario’s public universities. In his opening remarks for the Conference, titled “ Funding our Future: Keeping Universities Public ,” OCUFA President Nigmendra […]

Lakehead University At the end of October, members of the Lakehead University Faculty Association (LUFA) ratified their new three-year collective agreement following an extended period of negotiations. Regular member communications and the hard work of the negotiating team resulted in gains on members’ top priorities of compensation, pension reform, benefits, contract lecturer equity, and university […]

By: Nigmendra Narain, OCUFA President December 6 marks 34 years since the deadly misogynistic massacre of 14 women engineering students at L’Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal. December 6th is now known as National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, and every year we remember the 14 women killed in Montreal and recommit to ending […]