OCUFA’s 17,000 university faculty and academic librarians stand in solidarity with the province’s 200,000 elementary and secondary school educators and support staff in their historic, one-day province-wide strike. Ontario’s educators are leading the fight against the Ford government’s cuts and austerity measures that target the most marginalized in our province. As faculty and academic librarians […]

At universities and colleges across Ontario, democratically elected students’ unions are a vital part of the campus community. They provide numerous services to their members, including access to vibrant student clubs, inclusive spaces, event programming, and important resources that support marginalized students on campus. Students’ unions also engage in advocacy work that gives their members […]

The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association’s Librarians and Archivists (UWOFA-LA) Bargaining Unit has received the ChangeMaker award from Labour United and United Way Elgin Middlesex in recognition of their organizing work and dedication during their most recent and successful round of bargaining. The faculty association negotiated substantial improvements to their collective agreement following months […]

Will you join us next Wednesday, February 12 as part of our annual Social Media Day of Action? It’s a day for contract faculty and allies to come together to support publicly funded education and better contract faculty working conditions. The Ford government is full of #BrokenPromises – to workers, to students, to communities. Half of the faculty in […]

OCUFA is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Lorimer Award, Status of Women and Equity Award of Distinction, and Award for Outstanding Contribution to Grievance/Arbitration. These awards collectively celebrate the extensive contributions Ontario faculty, academic librarians, and other professional academic staff have made to improving working conditions and advancing equity on campus. The Lorimer Award recognizes […]

TORONTO, February 6, 2020 – Kimberly Nugent, an Associate Teaching Professor at the Ontario Tech University, has won the 2019 Status of Women and Equity Award of Distinction, presented by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA). The award, sponsored by OCUFA’s Status of Women and Equity Committee, recognizes faculty whose work has improved […]

TORONTO, February 6, 2020 – The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) is pleased to announce that Ryerson University Professor Sophie Quigley is a recipient of the inaugural OCUFA Award for Outstanding Contribution to Grievance/Arbitration. The award, sponsored by OCUFA’s Grievance Committee, recognizes individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the defence of collective […]

TORONTO, February 6, 2020 – The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) is pleased to announce that Carleton University Academic Staff Association (CUASA) Director and Senior Grievance and Arbitration Officer Christal Côté is a recipient of the inaugural OCUFA Award for Outstanding Contribution to Grievance/Arbitration. The award, sponsored by OCUFA’s Grievance Committee, recognizes individuals […]

TORONTO, February 6, 2020 – The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) is pleased to announce that Northern Ontario School of Medicine Associate Professor Geoffrey Hudson is the recipient of the 2019 Lorimer Award. This honour recognizes individuals who have worked to protect and promote the interests of Ontario’s academic staff through collective bargaining. […]

OCUFA has set out its priorities for the 2020 Ontario Budget in a written submission to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs. OCUFA’s 2020 budget recommendations aim to preserve the accessibility and quality of postsecondary education in Ontario through stable, consistent, and adequate funding, as well as improved working conditions for university faculty. […]