Category Archives: COVID-19

Resource list and communication regarding COVID-19.


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


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


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