DISPATCHES


Solidary letters in support of OCADU Librarians keep pouring in

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We’ve been collecting open letters addressed to OCADU President Ana Serrano condemning the move to terminate four longstanding academic librarians: Open letter from the University of Toronto Faculty Association (UTFA) Open letter from the McMaster University Academic Librarians’ Association (MUALA) Open letter from Ryerson University Librarians, members of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA) Open letter   …Continue Reading


Negotiations Update: Interest Arbitration Award

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Following two days of Interest Arbitration, months of mediation, and over a year of bargaining, we are pleased to announce significant gains in our Memorandum of Agreement, especially in the areas of Sessional and Teaching Intensive Stream job security and in equity hiring and retention. This Award adds to the improvements to TA/RA allocation already   …Continue Reading


LAURENTIAN UNIVERSITY:FROM SURPLUS TO INSOLVENCY, 2001-2021

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This is a brief overview of the last two decades in Laurentian University’s budget-planning and financial results. It draws on information available in Laurentian University’s financial statements as well as other publicly available information. Links to sources have been provided. https://cdn.knightlab.com/libs/timeline3/latest/embed/index.html?source=1i7P57g7wMuCoxtUKUDnmhh2i4cYQe8v8G0AaRxeJaRA&font=Default&lang=en&initial_zoom=2


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


OCADFA Grieves for Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation and all Inuit, Métis, and First Nations peoples

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OCADFA acknowledges the sacred land on which we live and work. For over 15,000 years this land has been home to Indigenous people who have lived and continue to live in relation with the land in ways that have been proven to be ecologically sustainable and vital, and that deepen our humanity by honouring our relations.    This land   …Continue Reading


PD Submissions are due today

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Just a reminder that PD submissions are due today. You have until the end of the day to submit. OCADU Professional Development Form 2019 Direct Deposit Agreement


OCADFA Monthly Newsletter Vol 1 Issue 4 (May 2021)

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OCADFA acknowledges the sacred land on which we live and work. For over 15,000 years this land has been home to Indigenous people who have lived and continue to live in relation with the land in ways that have been proven to be ecologically sustainable and vital, and that deepen our humanity by honouring our   …Continue Reading