Rally on Wheels for Public Education in support of Laurentian University!

On Friday, April 30th, join us at the ‘rally on wheels’ in your city or participate online to protest the decimation of Laurentian University, the chronic underfunding of post-secondary education, and the political interference by Premier Ford and his government, which has failed to provide emergency funding to Laurentian or to stop the CCAA process—once […]

Laurentian CCAA weekly update

OCUFA member associations continue to push back against Minister Romano for his role in the attack on Laurentian University. We are seeing the positive impact of these efforts as the issue continues to be covered by media. A highlight of last week was hearing OCUFA’s positions clearly laid out on The Agenda by Past President and Board […]

WLUFA Executive calls for Resignations of of Ross Romano and Laurentian Senior Leadership Team

On Monday, April 12 it was publicly revealed that 110 full-time faculty members and an untold number of contract faculty and staff had lost their jobs and 69 programs (mostly in social sciences and humanities, leaving most STEM programs intact) were being cut at Laurentian University. These devastating cuts are the direct result of the […]

Day of Action: End Precarious Employment

There is a big elephant in the room of postsecondary education, that negatively affects students, community, tenured faculty, and contract faculty. This is chronic underfunding. Chronic underfunding is the root cause of precarity on campus and astronomically high tuition fees. This underfunding is the reason 50 per cent of undergraduate courses are taught by precariously […]

Laurentian CCAA weekly update

To: OCUFA Executive, Board Directors, Faculty Association Presidents and Staff; It’s been an incredibly difficult week as LUFA members have been dealing with the chilling effect of the CCAA process. In addition, last week, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine Faculty Association learned that the government had made a unilateral decision to sever NOSM’s relationship […]

Invitation to OCUFA webinar on Academic Ableism, Policy and Process during the pandemic

Dear Colleagues, OCUFA’s Status of Women and Equity Committee is holding a webinar titled Academic Ableism: Policy, Process, Pandemic with Dr. Jay Dolmage on May 7, 2021 at 10am. The webinar is open to all OCUFA members. Please register here to attend and share with your colleagues. You will receive the webinar link closer to the event date.   Workshop title: Academic […]

COVID-19, the Climate Crisis, and WLUFA: Pandemic Lessons for our Work-Related Carbon Emissions

A brief summary of a WLUFA Climate Action Committee panel discussion WLUFA’s new Climate Action Committee held its first public event through Zoom on Tuesday March 16. About 15 WLUFA members attended a discussion of the ways in which WLUFA might facilitate a more carbon-neutral return to normal operations after the pandemic. The event began […]

Solidarity Update: Devastating cuts to Laurentian Announced

WLUFA is appalled by the recent devastating cuts initiated by Laurentian University’s administration, which include the laying off of 80 to 100 professors and the elimination of 58 undergraduate and 11 graduate programs. This is in addition to the earlier announcement from Laurentian that it was unilaterally severing its federation agreements with three institutions,  Université […]

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