Category Archives: Message from OCADFA President

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


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


We grieve with our Muslim and South Asian colleagues, friends and community members

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June 8, 2021 On Sunday evening four members of a Muslim family in London, Ontario, were brutally killed because of their faith and ethnicity.  One young child survived what has been called a premeditated attack. This was a horrific act of Islamophobia and white supremacist violence.  We grieve with our Muslim and South Asian colleagues,   …Continue Reading


CAUT’s Censure of UofT

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Dear OCADFA, On April 23, 2021,  Delegates to the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) Council voted to censure the University of Toronto because of the Administration’s failure to resolve concerns regarding academic freedom stemming from a hiring scandal in the Faculty of Law. “When reviewing all the evidence, CAUT Council delegates concluded that the   …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