Yearly Archives: 2021

New COVID Letter of Understanding reached between OCADFA and OCAD U Administration

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We are happy to announce that we’ve come to an agreement on a new Letter of Understanding (LOU) related to the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on our working conditions at OCAD University. You can view the new letter by clicking here. This LOU replaces the original COVID LOU, the Memorandum of Understanding on   …Continue Reading


OCADFA REPORT ON FISCAL AND COLLEGIAL GOVERNANCE, FALL 2021

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Current OCADFA Board Members and Staff: OCADFA Staff: Executive Director, Graeme Reniers OCADFA Executive: President, Min Sook Lee Vice President, Mary Eileen Wennekers Secretary Treasurer, Chris Bennell Negotiations Chair, Eric Steenbergen Grievance Chair, Natalie Waldburger Associate Grievance Chair, Richard Hunt Director at Large, J.J. Lee Director at Large, Laura Lovell Anderson Director at Large Tannis   …Continue Reading


October 2021 Dispatch

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############################################################# October 2021 Dispatch Hi OCADFA, COVID necessitated an abrupt transition to online teaching, but many of the changes we adopted to take us through the onset of the crisis are difficult to maintain, unsustainable and some undermine key principles of the work we do and our labour standards.  As we move into the second   …Continue Reading


Member Handbooks!

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OCADFA is excited to announce that we now have Member Handbooks specifically geared towards two of our historically underrepresented and precarious labour groups: Sessional Faculty and Teaching/Research Assistants! We would like to thank Elena Chou for her excellent work in drafting the Teaching/Research Assistant handbook, and all the members who participated in our Teaching Assistant   …Continue Reading


A Safe Return – Statement from OCADFA President Min Sook Lee

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August 26, 2021 Dear OCADFA members, A Safe Return Like many of you I want to return to teaching in person.  I also know a safe return to campus will only be possible if we combine multiple strategies to combat the looming fourth wave of COVID-19.  These strategies include upgrading our ventilation systems, maintaining social   …Continue Reading