Every October the Canadian Association of University Teachers organizes a week where faculty across Canada take action on campus and social media to recognize the important contributions contract faculty make to postsecondary education and raise awareness about the challenges they face. Principal among these concerns are that many contract faculty have to reapply for their […]

The Nipissing University Faculty Association (NUFA) needs your support to avert a strike. NUFA has been bargaining in good faith with their administration, presenting a modest and responsible package that fights for pension improvements and protects research supports. Unfortunately, the Nipissing administration is proposing claw backs that will not only jeopardize faculty research and teaching, […]

The Director of Collective Bargaining Services is part of a team of policy staff who work collaboratively to deliver the services required to meet OCUFA’s mandate. As a senior position in the OCUFA office, at policy level B, this position involves team leadership of specific projects. Areas of Responsibility Working under the supervision of the […]

Ontario’s university faculty and academic librarians stand in solidarity with the 55,000 Ontario elementary and high school education workers as they prepare for legal strike action on Monday, October 7th. Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), these workers provide essential services that support the education of our children and maintain a clean […]

TORONTO – The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) is pleased to announce the recipients of its prestigious Teaching and Academic Librarianship Awards. Since 1973, these awards have recognized the exceptional contributions made to the quality of higher education in Ontario by faculty. “Faculty are at the heart of Ontario’s vibrant universities. Through their […]

TORONTO — Sue Baptiste, a Professor Emerita in the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University, has been named one of Ontario’s most outstanding university teachers by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA). She will receive a 2018-2019 OCUFA Teaching Award at an October 19 ceremony in Toronto, featuring award-winning journalist Robert Fisher. […]

TORONTO – Daniel Gillis, an Associate Professor in the School of Computing Science at the University of Guelph, has been named one of Ontario’s most outstanding university teachers by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA). He will receive a 2018-2019 OCUFA Teaching Award at an October 19 ceremony in Toronto, featuring award-winning journalist […]

TORONTO – Jennifer Irwin, a Professor in the School of Health Studies at Western University, has been named one of Ontario’s most outstanding university teachers by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA). She will receive a 2018-2019 OCUFA Teaching Award at an October 19 ceremony in Toronto, featuring award-winning journalist Robert Fisher. “Jennifer […]

TORONTO – Andrew Petersen, an Associate Professor, Teaching Stream in the Department of Mathematical and Computational Sciences at the University of Toronto Mississauga, has been named one of Ontario’s most outstanding university teachers by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA). He will receive a 2018-2019 OCUFA Teaching Award at an October 19 ceremony […]

On Wednesday, September 18, OCUFA President Rahul Sapra wrote to Ontario Attorney General Doug Downey to urge him to reverse the cuts to Legal Aid Ontario and to commit to protecting legal aid funding moving forward. Legal Aid Ontario provides essential services for the most vulnerable in our province, such as injured workers, survivors of […]

OCUFA is concerned that the Conservative Party and Andrew Scheer are trying to score cheap political points by taking a page from Doug Ford’s playbook and attempting to manufacture a campus free speech crisis. The Conservative Party’s materials, distributed on a number of campuses over the past week, misrepresent the nature of speech at Canadian […]

OCUFA cautiously welcomes news that the provincial and federal governments have reached a memorandum of understanding in which they both recognize the importance of meeting the postsecondary needs of Ontario’s growing Francophone population. In the 2018 Ontario election, Doug Ford promised to move forward with the Université de l’Ontario français – a project set into […]

Announced in the Ontario Budget , the Ford government’s reckless new market-based approach to funding postsecondary education will fundamentally compromise the integrity of Ontario’s higher education system. This alarming shift in education funding will create greater inequity, hurt students, and threaten the quality of education in our province. The proposed market-based performance funding model will […]

In April 2019, as part of its first budget, the Ontario government introduced an alarming change to the funding model of public universities and colleges in the province. By 2024-25, this new approach will tie 60 per cent (over $3 billion dollars) of funding for postsecondary institutions to “outcomes” or “performance” measures. Institutions’ so-called “performance” […]