TORONTO, March 26, 2020 – OCUFA is pleased to see that the Ford government’s spring economic statement includes much needed investment in the province’s health care system and OSAP loan interest relief for students, but is disappointed there are only marginal increases to postsecondary education funding. Faculty, academic librarians, and other academic professionals represented by […]

On International Women’s Day, the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations’ Status of Women and Equity Committee (SWEC) celebrates the achievements made by women, trans, gender-diverse, and non-binary faculty and academic librarians towards workplace equity on Ontario campuses.  Addressing employment equity within and across academic institutions continues to be a priority issue for SWEC. We […]

On Saturday, February 8 and Sunday, February 9, OCUFA held its second Board of Directors meeting of the 2019-20 academic year. Over the weekend, board members discussed the organization’s current priorities – good jobs, university funding, and capacity building – with a focus on challenges to the postsecondary sector and to public education as a […]

The 2020 Worldviews Lecture will be postponed in compliance with recent public health guidelines about gatherings in response to COVID–19. We will announce a future date for the event in the coming weeks. We wish you all good health during these challenging times.   The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations and the Centre for […]

Each year, OCUFA is proud to celebrate outstanding achievement in teaching and academic librarianship at Ontario universities. Through the Teaching and Academic Librarianship Awards, we recognize those individuals whose pedagogical leadership and support have made a positive and enduring difference to their students and colleagues. Anyone within the university community can nominate a faculty member […]

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 […]