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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 […]

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TORONTO, July 20, 2023 – The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) recognized ten members of the academic community for teaching, librarianship, journalism, scholarship, and service to their faculty associations. “The 2022-2023 recipients of the OCUFA Awards of Distinction showcase the great innovation, advocacy, and dedication found on our public university campuses and in […]

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L’Union des associations des professeurs des universités de l’Ontario (OCUFA) a rendu hommage à 12 membres de la communauté universitaire de l’Ontario pour leur enseignement, leur bibliothéconomie, leur journalisme, leur érudition et leurs services à leur association des professeurs en leur décernant les Prix de distinction de l’OCUFA de 2021-2022. « Les lauréats de cette année représentent […]

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The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) recognized 12 members of Ontario’s academic community for their teaching, librarianship, journalism, scholarship, and service to their faculty associations as recipients of the 2021-2022 OCUFA Awards of Distinction last week. “This year’s award recipients represent the breadth of experience and depth of knowledge that are required to […]

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TORONTO, October 26, 2022 – The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) is pleased to recognize twelve members of Ontario’s academic community who have been recognized for their teaching, librarianship, journalism, scholarship, and service to their faculty associations as recipients of the 2021-2022 OCUFA Awards of Distinction. “This year’s award recipients represent the breadth […]

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OCUFA is proud to announce that writer Simon Lewsen and photographer Chloë Ellingson have won the Mindset Award for Reporting on the Mental Health of Young People at the Canadian Association of Journalists Awards. Their article, Inside the Mental Health Crisis Facing College and University Students , was financially supported by OCUFA’s Mark Rosenfeld Fellowship in Higher Education Journalism and published in the November 2021 issue of […]

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OCUFA is pleased to announce that Tahmeed Shafiq and Jadine Ngan are the recipients of the 2022 Mark Rosenfeld Fellowship in Higher Education. Tahmeed and Jadine will be investigating the causes of student suicide and their impacts on campus and in the broader community. Their investigative research will take on a national scope. By consulting […]

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Submission deadline: March 21, 2022 More information about the awards and fellowships Equity and Social Justice Committee Award of Distinction: This award celebrates the outstanding contributions of OCUFA members whose work has contributed meaningfully to the advancement of professors, academic librarians, and other academic staff who are Indigenous, women, racialized, LGBTQ2S+, living with disabilities and/or […]

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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 […]

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The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations is excited to announce the fourth annual Mark Rosenfeld Fellowship in Higher Education Journalism. Valued at $10,000, the Fellowship is intended to help address the lack of informed investigative reporting on Canadian higher education issues. It provides financial support to those wishing to pursue in-depth journalism in this […]

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OCUFA is pleased to announce that we are now accepting nominations for the Teaching and Academic Librarians Awards and Equity and Social Justice Committee Award of Distinction. We are also accepting applications for the Henry Mandelbaum Graduate Fellowship and Mark Rosenfeld Fellowship in Higher Education Journalism. At OCUFA, we believe it is important to recognize […]

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Inside the Mental Health Crisis Facing College and University Students ” examines the causes of psychological distress amongst postsecondary students, the ways in which the higher education system exacerbates these issues, and outlines ways postsecondary institutions can reorient their approaches to supporting students with their mental health needs. Financially stressed, traumatized, and worried about their futures, the article brings life to some of the […]

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TORONTO, Oct, 21, 2021 – 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 faculty have made to improving the quality of higher education at Ontario’s universities. “The work of Ontario’s university professors […]

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TORONTO, Oct, 21, 2021 – Melanie Adrian, an Associate Professor in the Department of Law and Legal Studies at Carleton University, has been named one of Ontario’s most outstanding university teachers by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA). She is receiving a 2020-2021 OCUFA Teaching Award for her outstanding contributions to the quality […]