For several months, OCUFA has been working to protect faculty rights in regards to two new pieces of legislation – Bill 8, The Public Sector and MPP Accountability and Transparency Act, 2014 and Bill 10, Amendments to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Act. Bill 8 extends grants the Ontario Ombudsman authority to examine […]

We’re looking for someone to join our public affairs team in the role of Government and Community Relations Officer. Working under the supervision of the Executive Director, the successful candidate will help to promote OCUFA’s advocacy initiatives through: Developing and maintaining contacts in the Ontario government and relevant government agencies, with the opposition parties and […]

Representatives of OCUFA’s 27 member faculty associations are on Queen’s Park today, meeting with MPPs as part of our annual lobby day. Faculty ambassadors are looking for support on several key requests, including: A made-in-Ontario solution to the challenges facing faculty pensions plans, including a one year extension of solvency relief; An impartial research project […]

Happy New Year! As 2013 gets underway, OCUFA will be busy representing professors and academic librarians as we work to build a high quality and accessible university sector in Ontario. Key initiatives include: Launching a new campaign, “We Teach Ontario”, on January 22, 2013. This new initiative promotes the important connection between teaching and research […]

On April 4, 2012, 27 OCUFA ambassadors from faculty associations across Ontario met with MPPs at Queen’s Park. OCUFA representatives met one-on-one with 30 MPPs from university ridings, including six cabinet ministers. There was also a meeting with members of the Premier’s staff.   The ambassadors made the case for renewed investment in public university […]