Harry Crowe Foundation Conference 2022 – Academic Freedom and the Law

February 10-11, 2022 Academic freedom in Canada is the right of academic staff to teach and discuss, to research and publish, to participate in the academic governance of and to criticize their administration, and to exercise their civil liberties, including freedom of expression, without institutional censorship. The exercise of academic freedom is both facilitated by and […]

OCUFA’s response to Omicron surge

Greetings: Please see attached OCUFA’s statement in English and French regarding the recent Omicron surge regarding the physical and mental health of university faculty, academic librarians, and other academics, the inadequate guidance on the return to campuses, and the Ontario government’s lack of prioritizing faculty, staff, and students for the winter session. In solidarity, Jenny J. […]

Urgent Appeal: CAUT Refugee Foundation and Afghanistan / Appel urgent : la Fondation pour les réfugiés de l’ACPPU et l’Afghanistan

** La version française suit ** Memorandum 21:70 Date:  November 30, 2021 To:  Presidents and Administrative Officers; Local, Provincial and Federated Associations From:  David Robinson, Executive Director Re:  Urgent Appeal: CAUT Refugee Foundation and Afghanistan The current humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan has prompted the Executive Committee to reactivate the CAUT Refugee Foundation. The Foundation was initially created in the […]

Support UOITFA: Write a letter in support of our colleagues

The UOIT Faculty Association, UOITFA, is hosting a letter writing campaign to challenge the conditions faced by professors at Ontario Tech. Click the link below to send a form letter to the University administration to avoid a strike at Ontario Tech. The details of the letter are quoted below: The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and […]

URGENT: Support UOITFA to avoid a strike and improve learning conditions at Ontario Tech

Dear colleagues, Thank you for your demonstration of solidarity for UOITFA at the OCUFA Board meeting on Saturday. To put pressure on the administration to negotiate a fair deal, the UOIT Faculty Association is asking that your faculty association and your members send a letter of support to the Ontario Tech President, Provost and Chair of the Board of […]

Update on “Working for Workers Act” (Bill 27)

Dear colleagues,  I am writing to you with a brief update on the recently tabled government bill, “Working for Workers Act” (Bill 27).   The omnibus bill includes a host of changes to different pieces of legislation. One of the provisions in schedule 2 of the bill that can potentially have an impact on some OCUFA members is the requirement for some employers to develop “disconnecting from work” policies under […]

CAUT Forum – Building Solidarity and Alliances: Indigenizing the Academy / Forum de l’ACPPU – Accroître la solidarité et les alliances : l’autochtonisation du milieu académique

** La version française suit ** Memorandum 21:57 Date:  September 29, 2021 To:  Presidents and Administrative Officers; Local, Federated and Provincial Associations From:  David Robinson, Executive Director Re:  CAUT Forum – Building Solidarity and Alliances: Indigenizing the Academy, October 15, 2021 CAUT will host a virtual interactive forum — “Building Solidarity and Alliances: Indigenizing the Academy” on Friday, October 15, 2021, from 11:30 […]

Election Day is 4 Days Away / Les élections ont lieu dans quatre jours

** La version française suit **  Memorandum 21:54 Date: September 16, 2021 To: Presidents and Administrative Officers ; Local, Federated and Provincial Associations From: David Robinson, Executive Director Re: Election Day is 4 Days Away Member associations have four more days to engage in CAUT’s For Our Future federal election campaign, calling for strong federal leadership that highlights the need for increased investments […]

WLUFA update on return to in-person teaching and COVID protocols

Dear Members –  As we embark on a new term, WLUFA has received a number of communications from our members expressing often deep concern regarding their health, safety and rights as we partially resume in-person teaching.  The WLUFA Executive would like to update you on some of the issues and advocacy the Association has been involved […]

Vacancy on CAUT Librarians’ and Archivists’ Committee / Vacance au Comité des bibliothécaires et des archivists de l’ACPPU

Memorandum 21:52 Date:  September 10, 2021 To:  Presidents and Administrative Officers; Local, Federated and Provincial Associations From:  David Robinson, Executive Director Re:  Vacancy on CAUT Librarians’ and Archivists’ Committee CAUT is seeking to fill a casual vacancy on the Librarians’ and Archivists’ Committee for a term that will expire in May 2024. When a casual vacancy arises, CAUT’s procedures […]

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