Category Archives: Message from OCADFA President

Labour Day 2020 Message

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Sept 7, 2020 Dear OCADFA members, Happy Labour Day!  Our holiday that celebrates the workers’ movement for better working conditions and better pay was earned by the organizing and determined fightback of workers who’ve come before us.  A struggle that connect labour rights to human rights and social justice.  Specifically, the holiday commemorates the campaign   …Continue Reading


Scholar Strike Canada Ways To Get Involved

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Dear OCADFA members, #ScholarStrikeCanada has gained support from OCUFA and CAUT in the last 48 hrs. We are rapidly developing public digital teach-ins that you can use and direct students to.  Information about the program is on this page and will be updated soon to provide zoom upload links for the teach-ins. We recognize the   …Continue Reading


Scholar Strike Canada for Black Lives

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Dear OCADFA members, OCADFA joins the other Faculty Associations across the GTA, the Executives of the  University of Toronto Faculty Association and the Ryerson Faculty Association and the York Faculty Association in supporting Scholar Strike Canada. Scholar Strike for Black Lives in Canada will take place on Sept 9th & 10th, 2020.  For these two days, we   …Continue Reading


Accessibility & IP Notes

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Dear colleagues: some notes on recent communications from Administration: Accessibility & Workload OCADFA resoundingly supports Administration’s recent communication that outlines the need to make course materials accessible for our students.  However, there are some concerns that arise from Admin’s communication on this issue.  In an email sent to all faculty on August 10th, the VPAP   …Continue Reading


OCADFA Joins Student Union in call for Action on Sexual Assault Allegations

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Dear colleagues, Recently a number of OCAD University students and community members have come forward with their experiences of sexual violence in the University.  OCADFA stands in support of the OCAD Student Union’s call for Administration to actively and immediately support student survivors.  Under OCAD U’s Policy on Prevention and Response to Sexual and Gender-based   …Continue Reading