Category Archives: Message from OCADFA President

OCADU Alternative Budget

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Dear OCADFA members, I’m pleased to share with you OCAD U’s 2020/21 Alternative Budget.  This alternative budget re-invests in OCAD University’s core mission: transformative education through art & design.  In recent years OCAD U has adopted an austerity agenda that’s compromised the student learning experience, academic integrity and working conditions for faculty and staff.  We have   …Continue Reading


OCAD United

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Hi OCADFA members, OCAD United In December the Board of Governors (BoG) will be presented the recommendations from the external third party review they commissioned earlier this year.  OCADFA has secured time in the agenda to present an alternative budget.    We want to have a strong community voice at this meeting. If you are able to   …Continue Reading


Board of Governors Faculty Activation

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Hello Everyone: At the recent AGM we discussed the need for faculty voices to be heard by the Board of Governors (BoG).  Recently the BoG approved the 2020/21 operating budget and commissioned an external third party review of our fiscal situation.  OCAD U is at a crossroads, poised to make radical changes because of fiscal   …Continue Reading


Sessionals Can Receive $650 Stipend for Completing This FCDC Course

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Dear all, I am re-sending this message about the Teaching Art and Design Online course offered by FCDC.  If you are a sessional instructor you are eligible to receive a $650 stipend for completing this course. OCADFA negotiated this stipend to recognize the increased labour online teaching entails.  If you have already taken this course and   …Continue Reading


Board of Governors Faculty Activation

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Hello Everyone: At the recent AGM we discussed the need for faculty voices to be heard by the Board of Governors (BoG).  Recently the BoG approved the 2020/21 operating budget and commissioned an external third party review of our fiscal situation.  OCAD U is at a crossroads, poised to make radical changes because of fiscal   …Continue Reading