Category Archives: Resources

Member Handbooks!

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OCADFA is excited to announce that we now have Member Handbooks specifically geared towards two of our historically underrepresented and precarious labour groups: Sessional Faculty and Teaching/Research Assistants! We would like to thank Elena Chou for her excellent work in drafting the Teaching/Research Assistant handbook, and all the members who participated in our Teaching Assistant   …Continue Reading


OCUFA province wide survey on COVID working conditions impact for faculty

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Hello, Please take the time to fill out OCUFA’s province-wide survey on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic . We need the data to back the anecdotal evidence that is broadly shared: COVID has increased workload and has had a disproportionate effect on faculty and education workers have were already precarious. Mounting a fight back relies on   …Continue Reading


Nov 1 update, invitation and call to action

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Dear OCADFA members, an update, an invitation and a call to action: OCUFA supports 1492 Land Back Lane This weekend I attended the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) Annual General Meeting.  One of the motions I spoke to that successfully passed was support for the Haudenosaunee land defenders at 1492 Land Back Lane.  The Board   …Continue Reading


OCADFA’s Letter re: Canada Christian College

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OCADFA’s letter to Minister Ross Romano regarding Ontario government’s intention to grant Canada Chrisitan College a university status and allow it to award degrees. Canada Christian College is run by Charles McVety, a publicly reviled and controversial televangelical who has trafficked hateful messages chock full of homophobia, transphobia, racism and Islamophobia. Click here to download   …Continue Reading


OCADFA’s Letter to CAUT on Academic Freedom and Racial Slurs

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The recent incident at University of Ottawa concerning Dr. Verushka Lieutenant-Duval’s use of discriminatory and racially-charged language in her ART 3317 Art and Gender course, combined with CAUT’s solidarity of such language under the guise ff academic freedom, is deeply concerning. OCADFA supports the statement of the caucus of the Black, Indigenous and People of   …Continue Reading