Category Archives: Message from OCADFA President

Fire the NSCAD Board of Governors & Reinstate President Dr. Aoife Mac Namara Petition

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Dear OCADFA members, On Sunday June 28th, the NSCAD Board of Governors announced they fired the University’s President, Dr. Aoife Mac Namara after one year in office.  The Faculty Union of Nova Scotia College of Art & Design (FUNSCAD) was not consulted about this and are outraged at the lack of process, collegiality and consultation.   …Continue Reading


June 2020 Dispatch

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Dear OCADFA members, Happy Pride weekend! Last year this time I was out on the streets with my friends. This year, I am sitting at my desk preparing for a summer class that starts online tomorrow. A class that typically has 23 students is now packed with 35 students I will only ever meet online.   …Continue Reading


GMM & Spring/Summer Teaching Survey Responses

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May 29, 2020 Dear OCADFA Members, Our Spring General Members Meeting (GMM) will take place on Friday June 5th from 11-2pm on Teams. You will be sent an invite to the GMM next week. President Diamond recently announced that September classes will be delivered remotely with some ‘in-person learning opportunities’.  OCADFA would like to hear   …Continue Reading


How to Support Students Who Walk-Out in Support of The Wet'suwet'en Nation

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Dear OCADFA members, Today, on  Wednesday March 4th at 1:25 pm, OCAD U students will be taking part in the national student walk-out in support of the Wet’suwet’en. The Wet’suwet’en nation are teaching Canadians what decolonization looks like. It means exercising sovereignty over their unceded territory. After 150+ years of colonial land theft, it’s time   …Continue Reading


News to Chase the February Blues

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Hello OCADFA Members! Some news and updates to chase away the February blues. WTF! Flow.   Our Flow Committee recently met with VPAP Langill to discuss Flow. We made our concerns clear: As sections are cut and classes enlarged, sessional job loss will occur- how will sessional appointments take place? We all know precarity is   …Continue Reading