OCUFA is pleased to announce an exciting roster of speakers for its upcoming Confronting precarious academic work conference , to be held from February 11-12, 2016. Experts from across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia will meet to discuss the rise of precarious academic work and effective strategies for promoting good academic jobs. Speakers include: Karen Foster, […]

Only 12 days are left to take advantage a special early bird pricing for the “Confronting academic work” conference, to be February 11-12, 2015 in Toronto. This conference is an opportunity to critically engage with the rise of precarious academic work, while developing solutions to ensure good academic jobs in our universities. The growing number […]

The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Association (OCUFA) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for our 2016 conference, “Confronting precarious academic work.” The growing number of university faculty hired on a contract basis – and the insecure working conditions they face – has far reaching implications for everyone who works and learns […]

On October 24th, OCUFA held the Faculty Associations in the 21st Century: Learning from the past – Shaping the future conference. Held to mark the organization’s 50th anniversary, the conference sought to review the history and explore the future of faculty associations in Ontario and beyond. Speakers included labour scholars, faculty association leaders, and higher education experts. The agenda kicked off with a special presentation on OCUFA’s history, made […]

We are pleased to announce that registration is open for our upcoming conference, set to coincide with OCUFA’s 50th anniversary. The “Faculty Associations in the 21st Century” conference will examine the evolution of OCUFA and university faculty associations over the past 50 years, consider what they have accomplished, and then explore how faculty associations can […]

On February 27th and 28th, OCUFA played host to students, faculty, administrators, and policymakers at the “ Future U: Creating the universities we want ” conference. Over 120 people came together to share ideas on how to build democratic, high quality, and sustainable institutions that reflect the needs of students, faculty, and citizens. Through a series of panel sessions and keynotes, attendees were […]

The early-bird registration discount for OCUFA’s “ Future U: Creating the universities we want ” conference ends on Dec. 20, 2013. Register now to save on your conference fee! Future U will consider current trends in higher education, and will explore alternatives that serve the needs of students, faculty, and communities. Topics include: Re-imaging research, teaching, community service, and governance The real uses […]

OCUFA is pleased to announce our 2014 Conference, “Future U: Creating the Universities We Want”. The event will be held from February 27-28, 2014 in Toronto. The Future U conference will look at current trends and the possibility of alternatives for the future of higher education. Our goal is to allow professors, librarians, administrators, students and […]

On June 19-21, 2013, OCUFA was please to co-host Worldviews 2013: Global Trends in Media and Higher Education . Over three days, 250 speakers and delegates came together to discuss the relationship between media and higher education, a critical issue for those who study and work in higher education institutions as well as those who make their living covering university and college issues. Participants included […]

On Tuesday, April 15, 2013, a pre-conference event was held for the Worldviews Conference on Media and Higher Education . Titled “The War on Knowledge?” the event brought together several experts to discuss if and how mass media might be challenging – or even attacking – the university. The panel featured Melonie Fullick, a PhD candidate in York’s Faculty of Education; Clifford Orwin, […]

Higher education is under attack. Internationalization, politics, and worldwide economic trends are forcing universities and colleges to ask themselves tough questions. Criticisms are commonplace in the media, while new communications technologies threaten traditional institutions. So what lies ahead? Let’s talk about it. Join Worldviews 2013 on Tuesday, April 16 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. […]

Registration is now open for the 2013 Worldviews Conference on Media and Higher Education . Co-organized by OCUFA, Worldviews explores the complex – and occasionally fraught – relationship between academic and media. Worldviews 2013 will be a lively two-day conference, assembling a variety of thinkers – academics, editors, students, journalists, communications professionals – offering critical perspectives on higher education and the media and possible directions […]

From Jan. 10-11, 2013, OCUFA held its annual conference in Toronto. This year’s theme was “Academia in the Age of Austerity”, and the program was designed to explore the impacts the “austerity agenda” has had – and will continue to have – on higher education. The speakers included faculty members, higher education researchers, students, members […]

Our latest conference is coming up quickly—only a month and a half remains to register for “Academia in the Age of Austerity.” The program features two days of insightful presentations and engaging discussion with speakers and participants from universities, research institutes, government, and the private sector in Canada, the United States, and Europe.  The conference will […]