Nominations for OCUFA’s 2018 Lorimer Distinguished Service Award for Bargaining – deadline December 08, 2018 – Final Notice

Dear Colleagues: This is the final notice regarding nominations for OCUFA’s  2018 Lorimer Award. This award recognizes outstanding contributions to improving the terms and conditions of employment of Ontario university faculty through bargaining. It was created by OCUFA in 2009 in honor of Doug and Joyce Lorimer. Attached to this email, please find promotional flyers[…]

OCUFA response to government announcement tying funding to university speech policies

Dear colleagues,   Attached, please find OCUFA’s response to the government’s announcement that they will require universities to adopt and enforce news free speech policies or risk cuts to their operating grants.   The government’s announcement can be found here: https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2018/08/ontario-protects-free-speech-on-campuses.html   Regards,   Ben   —   Ben Lewis Communications Lead Ontario Confederation of[…]

OCUFA submission on Bill 148, Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs Act

Dear colleagues,   OCUFA has submitted recommendations on how Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act can be improved. The recommendations focus on delivering fairness for contract faculty, and follow two weeks of public committee hearings at which more than ten faculty associations presented their priorities for improving the bill.   OCUFA’s response to Bill[…]

Ontario government updates framework governing compensation of university executives

Dear Colleagues:   We have just posted an update on changes to the Ontario Government’s Executive Compensation Framework – the regulation under which compensation is determined for presidents and executive members in the broader public sector, including universities.   This regulation was updated largely in response to the controversy of this past January when it[…]

Tweet and Facebook about contract faculty with the rest of Ontario on March 3rd

On March 3, OCUFA is asking faculty, students, staff, and supporters across Ontario to engage in a day of action on social media to raise awareness about the need for fairness for contract faculty. This initiative is a project of their Contract Faculty and Faculty Complement Committee, and will build on the momentum generated during[…]

Call for nominations of the annual OCUFA Teaching and Academic Librarianship Awards

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 44th ANNUAL OCUFA TEACHING AWARDS OCUFA ACADEMIC LIBRARIANSHIP AWARD FOR 2016-2017 Deadline for receipt of nominations: May 26, 2017   PROGRAM   Each year OCUFA recognizes outstanding teachers and academic librarians in Ontario universities through its Teaching and Academic Librarianship Awards. Since 1973 OCUFA has presented 426 awards. The recipients are selected[…]

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