OCUFA 50th anniversary

Dear Colleagues:

In celebration of its 50th anniversary this year, OCUFA has planned a number of initiatives.

The first will be a history of OCUFA, highlighted in two ways: through a portable exhibit, and an interactive section of our website. Both components will be ready for unveiling at the October 24, 2014 OCUFA conference, “Faculty Associations on Campus: Past, Present and Future”, and the October 25-26, 2014 Board meeting.

The intention is that this will not be a dry institutional history, but rather a dynamic story that focuses on:

the environment in which OCUFA emerged and developed;
what shaped the organization in the context of changes in higher education, labour relations, and government relations;
the evolution of the role of faculty and faculty associations in the past half-century; and
what has been accomplished, what has not, and what the future might hold.

The project will use existing documents, interviews with those involved in OCUFA, and other sources to construct a history of the organization.

We have retained Carol Anderson as a researcher/writer for this project. As part of her work, she is looking for photos, videos, recordings, graphics, and other visual material to help illustrate OCUFA’s history.

If you have any material that you think may help illustrate OCUFA’s history or achievements, or the history of postsecondary education in Ontario over the last 50 years, please contact Carol at [email protected], so that she can assess what you have and arrange to have it sent to OCUFA’s offices.

Thank you for any assistance you can provide.

Best regards,
Mark Rosenfeld, Ph.D
Executive Director
Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations
17 Isabella Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4Y 1M7
Tel: 416-979-2117 x229
Fax: 416-593-5607
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: www.ocufa.on.ca
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