Author Archives: Graeme Reniers

OCADFA Recommendations for Winter Term 2022

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Dear OCADFA members, Due to public health concerns related to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant in Ontario, OCAD University’s Administration has chosen to delay the start of instructional classes and activities to Friday, January 28.   The VPAP’s message today hit many of the right notes.  The VPAP acknowledged faculty, staff and technicians’   …Continue Reading


2021 OCADFA Annual General Meeting

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We held our 2021 Annual General Meeting over Teams on November 25. Thank you to all members and guests for your participation. We would like to thank all members who stood for election, and congratulate Tannis Nielson and Gerald Grison on behind elected to the Board. You can see our new Board of Directors composition   …Continue Reading


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


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


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