Category Archives: COVID-19

Resource list and communication regarding COVID-19.

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

Accessibility & IP Notes

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Dear colleagues: some notes on recent communications from Administration: Accessibility & Workload OCADFA resoundingly supports Administration’s recent communication that outlines the need to make course materials accessible for our students.  However, there are some concerns that arise from Admin’s communication on this issue.  In an email sent to all faculty on August 10th, the VPAP   …Continue Reading

August 19 Canvas Course Upload Deadline

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Dear sessional colleagues, We had a very good town hall on Monday centered around sessional concerns regarding hiring practices and work environment at OCAD U. Please find the meeting minutes here. We are planning to have more periodic town halls where we can continue to take the pulse of our sessional contingent and decide upon   …Continue Reading

June 2020 Dispatch

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Dear OCADFA members, Happy Pride weekend! Last year this time I was out on the streets with my friends. This year, I am sitting at my desk preparing for a summer class that starts online tomorrow. A class that typically has 23 students is now packed with 35 students I will only ever meet online.   …Continue Reading