DISPATCHES


OCADFA Newsletter (Vol. 1, Iss 5 Summer 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


Not Safe Enough

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Coalition of Toronto-area university staff call on Administrations to commit to transparency to accelerate a safe return to in-person learning. As the Government of Ontario plans for campuses to fully open for in-person learning, a coalition representing faculty, librarians, counsellors, and staff across four Toronto-area universities (OCADU, Ryerson/X University, York University, University of Toronto) is   …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