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On Tuesday, November 15, faculty and academic librarians from across the province gathered at the Ontario Legislature to meet with Members of Provincial Parliament to advocate for robust funding of public post-secondary institutions, better working conditions and support for contract faculty, the need for faculty renewal at Ontario universities, and for changes to Bill 26 that […]

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The University of Guelph Faculty Association (UGFA), the University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) and the part-time unit of Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty Association (WLUFA) all reached tentative agreements in recent days following extensive bargaining and mobilization efforts. The agreements are now at various stages in the ratification process. Further details to follow.

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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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OCUFA is proud to announce that Nigmendra Narain has been elected as the organization’s new Vice-President. Since 2000, Nigmendra has been a Lecturer in Political Science at Western University, teaching first-year students and courses in International Relations and TV & Politics. He has been involved with the University of Western Ontario Faculty Association in many […]

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L’honorable Ross Romano Ministre des Collèges et des Universités 438, av. University, 5e étage Toronto ON  M7A 2A5 L’honorable Monte McNaughton Ministre du Travail, de la Formation et du Développement des compétences 400, av. University, 14e étage Toronto ON  M7A 1T7 Messieurs les Ministres, Avant tout, nous espérons que vous et vos familles vous portez bien en ces […]

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OCUFA calls on the provincial government to ensure that workers across Ontario have access to paid sick leave during this public health crisis. While the government’s proposed legislation today to guarantee unpaid leave of absence for employees is a step in the right direction, it falls short of what workers really need during this pandemic. […]

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Toronto, Dec. 12 2019 – The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations stands in solidarity with our colleagues in the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation, Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association, and the Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens as they launch a legal challenge of the Ford government’s new legislation capping public sector wage increases. The Protecting a Sustainable Public Sector for […]

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In a surprise announcement made at 6pm on Tuesday, October 23rd, the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities declared they would no longer be funding three new university and college campuses. The expansion campuses being built by York University and Seneca College in Markham, Ryerson University and Sheridan College in Brampton, and Wilfrid Laurier University […]

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On Saturday, February 10th, after a 17-hour marathon of mediation, the University of St. Michael’s College administration and University of Toronto Faculty Association (UTFA), which bargains on behalf of faculty and librarians at the college, agreed to a new collective agreement. This success was clearly attributable to the resolve of the membership, and the support […]

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On Saturday, February 3 and Sunday, February 4, OCUFA held its second Board of Directors meeting of the 2017-18 academic year. Over the weekend, board members discussed the organization’s current priorities – good jobs and vibrant universities, university funding, and capacity building – with a focus on the postsecondary issues that will be receiving the […]

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While planning for the 2017-18 academic year, the Contract Faculty and Faculty Complement Committee spent some time looking back on its creative, eventful, and effective first three years. Since its creation, the committee has worked hard on education and solidarity-building strategies to address the issues facing both contract and tenured faculty. Over the past 15 […]

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The Executive has identified pensions as a priority area for OCUFA this academic year. In order to support all faculty associations in their pension needs, OCUFA staff monitor pension regulations, solvency reviews, and related government initiatives to update OCUFA members about the implications of these changes. In addition, OCUFA is working closely with legal and […]