Category Archives: Message from OCADFA President

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


OCADFA News You Can Use

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Dear OCADFA members, At the end of January, some news you can use! JANUARY SOCIAL Come out to our January WTF Social (What the Flow?!) this Friday Jan 31st from 2-4pm at the Lambert Lounge (rm 187) at 100 McCaul.  We want to hear your concerns regarding Flow curricular changes. We’ll be serving hot chocolate,   …Continue Reading


Message from OCADFA: Hello 2020

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Hello members of OCADFA, Ontario College of Art & Design Faculty Association (OCADFA) represents Faculty (Tenured and Tenure Track, Continuing, CLTA, TIS and Sessional) and Academic Staff (Technicians, Academic Counsellors and Teaching Assistants).  Every month 1.6% of your base salary goes to support the work of OCADFA.  Our faculty association membership mirrors the class stratification   …Continue Reading


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