Author Archives: Graeme Reniers

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


OCADFA Membership Meeting and Workshops

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(Please note the following is subject to change. Event invitations will be sent closer to the event)


Survey on impacts of transition to remote academic labour at GTA universities

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Research study on Differential impacts of transition to remote academic labour at GTA universities during the COVID-19 pandemic Message from the researchers: Dear Colleague, We are inviting academics at GTA universities to complete an online survey about the impact of remote working during the first year of the pandemic on their experiences of research, teaching   …Continue Reading


Not Safe Enough

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Coalition of Toronto-area university staff call on Administrations to commit to transparency to accelerate a safe return to in-person learning. As the Government of Ontario plans for campuses to fully open for in-person learning, a coalition representing faculty, librarians, counsellors, and staff across four Toronto-area universities (OCADU, Ryerson/X University, York University, University of Toronto) is   …Continue Reading


LAURENTIAN UNIVERSITY:FROM SURPLUS TO INSOLVENCY, 2001-2021

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This is a brief overview of the last two decades in Laurentian University’s budget-planning and financial results. It draws on information available in Laurentian University’s financial statements as well as other publicly available information. Links to sources have been provided. https://cdn.knightlab.com/libs/timeline3/latest/embed/index.html?source=1i7P57g7wMuCoxtUKUDnmhh2i4cYQe8v8G0AaRxeJaRA&font=Default&lang=en&initial_zoom=2