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 […]

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 […]

WLUFA Election Results: Executive Committee 2021/2022

Sent on behalf of the WLUFA Nominations & Elections Committee Greetings, We are pleased to announce the results of the 2021 WLUFA Executive Committee election as per the WLUFA Constitution which can be found here: https://www.wlufa.ca/governance-2/. 2021/2022 Executive Committee Members Name                                                   Sapna Isotupa                                              Jim Gerlach                                                               Anne-Marie Allison                                     Kimberly Ellis-Hale                                       Robin Slawson                                              Marcia Oliver                                                Andrew […]

Memorandum 21:20 : Registration for CAUT Online Spring Organizing School

Date:  April 7, 2021 To:  Presidents and Administrative Officers; Local and Federated Associations From:  David Robinson, Executive Director Re:  Registration for CAUT Online Spring Organizing School Register for CAUT’s spring organizing school. CAUT is once again offering a bilingual online training program to help academic staff association leaders and activists sharpen their organizing skills and to network and brainstorm with […]

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