Jenny Ahn hired as next OCUFA Executive Director

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TORONTO, Oct, 22, 2020—Jenny Ahn will be the next Executive Director of the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations. Ahn has worked with civil society organizations, non-governmental organizations, and the labour movement across Canada and internationally. She joins OCUFA after having spent over two decades in leadership roles with Unifor and its predecessor, the Canadian Autoworkers Workers union.

“The impressive experience and remarkable skillset that Jenny Ahn brings to OCUFA will be an incredible asset for Ontario’s faculty and academic librarians,” said Rahul Sapra, President of OCUFA. “The organization will benefit immensely from her knowledge and strategic leadership.”

Jenny Ahn’s long history of working in the Canadian labour movement has provided her with expertise in multiple areas, including collective bargaining, government relations, and advocacy work. Over the course of her career, Ahn has built a reputation for creativity, collegiality, integrity, and vision. She has a long-standing commitment to issues of social justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.

“I look forward to joining OCUFA during this critical time that will shape the future of higher education in Ontario,” said Jenny Ahn, incoming Executive Director of OCUFA. “By building on our strengths, we can protect the quality of Ontario’s public postsecondary education system, advance the interests of the province’s university faculty and academic librarians, and ensure that every academic job is a good, secure job.”

Founded in 1964, OCUFA represents 17,000 professors and academic librarians in 30 faculty associations across Ontario. It is committed to enhancing the quality of higher education in Ontario and recognizing the outstanding contributions of its members towards creating a world-class university system. For more information, please visit the OCUFA website at


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