Category Archives: Message from OCADFA President

September 2018

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Hello everyone:  As happens at the start of every September, watching this year’s Labour Day parade reminded me of many things: the accomplishments and challenges of the labour movement over the decades (reasonable work days, parental leave, job security etc. on one hand; the gig economy, anti-union legislation, etc. on the other); the accomplishments and   …Continue Reading


Remedial Action and the Sunshine List

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Hello everyone – I hope you’re all making it through the end-of-year craziness in one piece. A few timely reminders before we get down to a few items of business: (1) OCADFA’s Spring General Meeting is coming up on Wednesday, April 26 at noon in room 320 of 205 Richmond Street, so please mark your   …Continue Reading


Indigenization, OPSEU and Funding

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Hello Everyone – As I write this, it’s minus 8 degrees outside. But it was plus 8 the day before and predicted to be the same tomorrow, and these wild fluctuations can mean only one thing: the semester’s almost over. In the meantime, if you need inspiration to stay warm and enthused, just keep reminding   …Continue Reading


The Academic Plan: Autonomy, Academic Freedom and Discrimination

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Hello Everyone –  As we move into the semester’s final month, I hope everyone’s year has been productive and invigorating so far. Of course, we’re now into hiring season, and so some of what I say below relates to that. However, you’ll also see a fair bit that expands on what I said in my   …Continue Reading


Problems Abroad, Problems Within

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Hello everyone – I wish I could say that 2017 is humming along. Sadly, it isn’t. We have internal challenges, which I’ll address in a second, and some important requests regarding colleagues abroad and at home. First, as you know, there is widespread concern over the ban on entry to the United States for people   …Continue Reading