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Are you ready for 2021? OCADFA is!

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Dear OCADFA, As we wind down for our holiday break, I am sharing three documents with you: 1)The public letter with signatories, written by OCAD United to the Board of Governors in support of OCADFA’s Alternative Budget.  The letter will be shared with BoG members along with our survey.  2) The results of our general membership survey conducted   …Continue Reading


Third Party Review Final Report & Recommendations

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Dear OCADFA, The external Third-Party Review has released their recommendations and will share them at the townhall tomorrow ( Thursday Dec. 10th at 1 p.m.)   Please try to attend.  OCADFA has been briefed on their report’s recommendations, here is a summary of concerns you need to know about: Process:  Lack of meaningful consultation.  This review was   …Continue Reading


Sign this Letter! Support OCADFA’s Alternative Budget!

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Dear OCADFA, On Monday December 7th, OCADFA will be presenting  OCAD U’s 2020/21 Alternative Budget to the Board of Governors. The meeting runs from 4:30pm to 7:30pm.  If you can attend this meeting, please email chuang@ocadu.ca  for the zoom link.  I encourage everyone to attend this meeting.  OCADFA’s alternative budget re-invests in OCAD University’s core mission: transformative education   …Continue Reading


Alternative Budget: Public Letter in Support and Attendance at Monday’s Board of Governors Meeting

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Dear OCADFA members, I am writing to urge our members to sign a public letter in support OCADFA’s Alternative Budget and to attend Monday’s Board of Governors meeting (4:30-7:30 p.m.). To secure a zoom link to the BoG meeting on Dec 7th please email Christine Huang (chuang@ocadu.ca).  You can read our primer on the Administration’s budget here. We will also be meeting this   …Continue Reading


OCADU Alternative Budget

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Dear OCADFA members, I’m pleased to share with you OCAD U’s 2020/21 Alternative Budget.  This alternative budget re-invests in OCAD University’s core mission: transformative education through art & design.  In recent years OCAD U has adopted an austerity agenda that’s compromised the student learning experience, academic integrity and working conditions for faculty and staff.  We have   …Continue Reading