Category Archives: COVID-19

Resource list and communication regarding COVID-19.

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

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

Third party external review and more

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Oct. 6, 2020 Dear OCADFA Members, Third-party External Review I am writing with an urgent request that you attend the Faculty and Staff Townhall this Thursday. It will provide an update on the third-party external review and the 2020-21 operating budget. Thursday Oct. 8, 3:30PM – 4:45 PM Join Zoom Meeting OCAD U hired   …Continue Reading

Labour Day 2020 Message

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Sept 7, 2020 Dear OCADFA members, Happy Labour Day!  Our holiday that celebrates the workers’ movement for better working conditions and better pay was earned by the organizing and determined fightback of workers who’ve come before us.  A struggle that connect labour rights to human rights and social justice.  Specifically, the holiday commemorates the campaign   …Continue Reading