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 […]

Nominations for the 2015-16 OCUFA Service Award – due April 3, 2017 –First Notice

Dear Colleagues: The OCUFA Service Award was established six years ago to honour individuals who have done, or continue to do, exceptional work on behalf of the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations and its Members. Up to six awards may be given each year and are presented during OCUFA’s Annual General Meeting,  which will be […]

OCUFA’s recommendations for the Ontario budget

[Copied from email sent by Mark Rosenfeld, Executive Director of OCUFA.] See OCUFA’s 2017 pre-budget submission, which sets out OCUFA’s priorities for the Ontario Budget. OCUFA’s recommendations include: Increasing per-student funding for Ontario’s universities to match the average for the rest of Canada; Making a commitment to supporting faculty renewal, including full-time faculty hiring that […]

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