U of T facing scrutiny over academic freedom controversy /// L’Université de Toronto face à une enquête suite à une controverse sur la liberté académique

** La  version  française suit ** U of T facing scrutiny over academic freedom controversy The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) is investigating allegations that the University of Toronto bowed to outside pressure in rescinding an offer of employment to an internationally recognized scholar. Following a competitive hiring process, Valentina Azarova was the unanimous[…]

OCUFA Briefing note on full-time, first year, fall entry undergraduate September 2020 confirmations at Ontario universities

OCUFA Briefing Note: 2020 September Confirmations September 17, 2020 September confirmations data from the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC) are the earliest publicly available indicator of fall enrolment at Ontario universities. They show the number of students who have confirmed their acceptance for “full-time, year-one, fall-entry, undergraduate university study.” Although not all confirmations become fall[…]

Fair Employment Week (FEW) – October 19-23, 2020 / Semaine de l’équité d’emploi, 19-23 octobre 2020

** La  version  française suit ** Memorandum 20:46 Date:  September 15, 2020 To:   Presidents and Administrative Officers; Local, Federated and Provincial Associations From:  David Robinson, Executive Director Re:  Fair Employment Week (FEW) – October 19-23, 2020 Mark your calendar. Fair Employment Week (FEW) is taking place October 19-23, 2020. In light of COVID-19, this[…]

Scholars Strike / Executive Meeting Postponement / Digital Teach-In

In support of Scholars Strike Canada, the WLUFA Executive will postpone its scheduled meeting on Wednesday to collectively watch the digital teach-in at 2:30pm, “Gender, Colonialism and Anti-Black Police Racist Violence” with Erica Violet Lee and El Jones and moderated by OmiSoore Dryden.  More details about programming and schedules can be found on Scholar Strike Canada’s program[…]

Invitation to attend SWEC’s “Combatting anti-Black racism in the academy: A primer for faculty”

Dear Colleagues, This year the Status of Women and Equity Committee is hosting training workshop is entitled “Combatting anti-Black racism in the academy: A primer for faculty”. The workshop will be open to all members of OCUFA. So we would like to encourage you to invite your colleagues and share the information with your faculty[…]

Scholars Strike

September 4, 2020  The Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty Association (WLUFA) condemns racist policing and related forms of institutionalized violence. We stand in solidarity with Black, Indigenous, and other racialized communities in Brantford, Kitchener, Waterloo and across Ontario and the rest of Turtle Island. We hear the demands for justice from the families of Regis Korchinski-Paquet, Rodney Levi,[…]

OCUFA statement in support for the scholar strike for racial justice/ Déclaration de l’OCUFA pour le soutien de la grève des universitaires pour la justice raciale

Dear Colleagues: Please find attached and below OCUFA’s statement, in English and French,  in support for the Scholar Strike Canada for racial and social justice, taking place on September 9th and 10th, 2020.  As noted in the statement, while many OCUFA members are unable to legally strike during the length of their contract, OCUFA encourages faculty[…]

University and College Fall Semester Plans / Les plans des universités et des collèges pour le semestre d’automne

** La  version  française suit ** University and College Fall Semester Plans CAUT is tracking institutional plans for delivery of courses during the pandemic. We have compiled a database of more than 110 institutions’ back to school plans, including the mode of delivery chosen for the Fall 2020 semester and links to each institutions’ health and safety plans. The re-opening of institutions this fall[…]

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