DISPATCHES


OCADFA Statement in Solidarity With Black Lives Matter

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June 3, 2020 The OCAD Faculty Association (OCADFA) unequivocally condemns all forms of violence against Black persons and communities in Toronto, across Canada, the United States, the Americas, and beyond. These forms of violence are physically harmful, psychically damaging, often lethal, and continuously traumatizing to Black communities.  State-sanctioned violence is part of the systemic violence that materially disenfranchises Black and   …Continue Reading


GMM & Spring/Summer Teaching Survey Responses

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May 29, 2020 Dear OCADFA Members, Our Spring General Members Meeting (GMM) will take place on Friday June 5th from 11-2pm on Teams. You will be sent an invite to the GMM next week. President Diamond recently announced that September classes will be delivered remotely with some ‘in-person learning opportunities’.  OCADFA would like to hear   …Continue Reading


Collegial governance & other matters

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May 20th, 2020 OCADFA Dispatch OCADFA  General Members’ Meeting: June 5th, 11-1 pm via TEAMS  Mark your calendars!  We invite you to join us for our General Members’ Meeting (GMM) on June 5th (11-1 pm)  Our GMM will be an opportunity for us to share and organize on dominant concerns that have arisen during the   …Continue Reading


CAUT's Letter to President Diamond Calling for Collegial Governance

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CAUT’s letter to President Diamond (PDF) Letter from Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) to President Sara Diamond regarding OCADU administration’s commitment to collegial governance in academic decision-making.


Letter to the Senate – Calls for Collegial Governance

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Dear OCADFA members, Please see a public letter below, addressed to Senators calling for our collegial governance structures to be strengthened, not weakened during the pandemic.  A new senate committee, the Academic Emergency Response Committee (AERC), has been convened and has made broad and far reaching decisions on issues that all of Senate should be debating and   …Continue Reading