No quick fix for universities

Dear Colleagues; Constance Adamson, OCUFA President, has an Op-Ed in today’s Toronto Star, both print and online. The article takes issue with recent comments that the decline in teaching quality is the fault of professors. The full text is attached below, and the original can be viewed at: http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/1086896–no-quick-fix-for-universities Please distribute to anyone who may[…]

Library and Archives Canada Under Threat

La version française suit Please forward widely! Friends and Colleagues, Library and Archives Canada (LAC), the federal institution responsible for preserving Canada’s history and cultural heritage, is under threat. Badly conceived restructuring, a redefinition of its mandate, and financial cutbacks are undermining LAC’s ability to acquire, preserve and make publicly available Canada’s full documentary heritage.[…]

CAUT to Yamamoto re Bill 18 (2011-11-08)

The Government of British Columbia has introduced legislation that would prohibit any faculty association executive member from being the elected faculty representative on the board of a university, college or institute. Attached is CAUT to Yamamoto re Bill 18 (2011-11-08) protesting this proposed legislation. ———————— Le gouvernement de la Colombie-Britannique a déposé un projet de[…]

Library and Archives Canada

For immediate release Canadian Association of University Teachers launches campaign to Save Library and Archives Canada (OTTAWA: November 2, 2011) – The Canadian Association of University Teachers today unveiled a national campaign to protect Library and Archives Canada (LAC). The “Save Library and Archives Canada” is being launched by CAUT in response to funding cuts[…]

Save NSCAD!

Emergency! We need to Save NSCAD! Howard Windsor, a former Policy Analyst with Labour and Advanced Education for the province of Nova Scotia, has been appointed by the Minister of Advanced Education to examine the future of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University (NSCAD). He has carte blanche to consider any reorganization[…]

Status of Women Committee Award of Distinction

Good Afternoon, OCUFA has forwarded the Status of Women Committee Award of Distinction details as attached.  The deadline for nominations is May 25, 2012. Nominators must be members of an OCUFA-affiliated faculty association. For nomination information, please see www.ocufa.on.ca, “Awards” section. Send nominations to the Chair, OCUFA Status of Women Committee, c/o OCUFA, 83 Yonge Street,[…]

New Website devoted to the Women’s Faculty Colleagues

Hi everyone, On behalf of Rebecca Godderis at Brantford and myself, I am writing to announce the new website devoted to the Women’s Faculty Colleagues on both campuses: http://www.wlu.ca/homepage.php?grp_id=12921 (it can also be found under “Resources” on the Laurier homepage) The website is designed to offer information about the role and responsibilties of the WFC[…]

Letter to the Editor from OCUFA President Constance Adamson

Good Afternoon; Please find attached (below) a letter to the editor from OCUFA President Constance Adamson regarding an editorial published in today’s Globe & Mail, “Canadian Universities Must Reform or Perish”. The editorial can be found at: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/editorials/canadian-universities-must-reform-or-perish/article2195025/ This letter has been submitted to the Editors of the Globe as of this afternoon. If you[…]

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