Category Archives: Message from OCADFA President

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


Third Party Review Final Report & Recommendations

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Dear OCADFA, The external Third-Party Review has released their recommendations and will share them at the townhall tomorrow ( Thursday Dec. 10th at 1 p.m.)   Please try to attend.  OCADFA has been briefed on their report’s recommendations, here is a summary of concerns you need to know about: Process:  Lack of meaningful consultation.  This review was   …Continue Reading


Sign this Letter! Support OCADFA’s Alternative Budget!

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Dear OCADFA, On Monday December 7th, OCADFA will be presenting  OCAD U’s 2020/21 Alternative Budget to the Board of Governors. The meeting runs from 4:30pm to 7:30pm.  If you can attend this meeting, please email chuang@ocadu.ca  for the zoom link.  I encourage everyone to attend this meeting.  OCADFA’s alternative budget re-invests in OCAD University’s core mission: transformative education   …Continue Reading