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Solidary letters in support of OCADU Librarians keep pouring in

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We’ve been collecting open letters addressed to OCADU President Ana Serrano condemning the move to terminate four longstanding academic librarians: Open letter from the University of Toronto Faculty Association (UTFA) Open letter from the McMaster University Academic Librarians’ Association (MUALA) Open letter from Ryerson University Librarians, members of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA) Open letter   …Continue Reading


CAUT letter RE: Decision to terminate four senior librarians and eliminate two library positions at OCADU

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On May 14, 2021 the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) President Brenda Austin-Smith, and Executive Director David Robinson sent the following letter to OCAD University President and Vice Chancellor Ana Serrano May 14, 2021 BY EMAIL: Ana SerranoPresident and Vice ChancellorOCAD University100 McCaul StreetToronto, OntarioM5T 1W1 RE: Decision to terminate four senior librarians and   …Continue Reading


Don’t Put The Hook to OCADU Professional Academic Librarians

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The campaign in support of OCADU’s librarians is ramping up. On May 4th, 2021 four senior academic librarians who work at OCAD University were laid off (as of June 1, 2021) because the Administration has decided to restructure the library.   Together, the four people who lost their jobs in the middle of a pandemic have   …Continue Reading


Calling for the Resignation of Ross Romano and Robert Haché

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During yesterday’s OCADFA Board Meeting the following motion was passed calling for the resignations of Ross Romano, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, as well as Robert Haché, President of Laurentian University, along with his senior leadership team. Whereas: The financial crisis facing Laurentian was created by the provincial government, which has chronically underfunded Ontario’s   …Continue Reading


Are you ready for 2021? OCADFA is!

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Dear OCADFA, As we wind down for our holiday break, I am sharing three documents with you: 1)The public letter with signatories, written by OCAD United to the Board of Governors in support of OCADFA’s Alternative Budget.  The letter will be shared with BoG members along with our survey.  2) The results of our general membership survey conducted   …Continue Reading