DISPATCHES


OCADFA Bargaining Update

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July 3, 2020 Dear OCADFA Members As you know we have been bargaining in good faith with Administration on a new contract since February 2020.  This afternoon Administration walked away from the bargaining table and referred us to mediation. We had a challenging meeting with Administration this morning and it clearly became evident to both   …Continue Reading


NSCAD in Crisis

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My Dear Friends: Sitting presidents ask past presidents to comment publicly on current issues only in the most troubling and urgent situations. That’s why you’ve never heard from any OCADFA past president in this forum before, and why Min Sook asked me to write to you now: the firing of NSCAD President Dr. Aoife Mac   …Continue Reading


Fire the NSCAD Board of Governors & Reinstate President Dr. Aoife Mac Namara Petition

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Dear OCADFA members, On Sunday June 28th, the NSCAD Board of Governors announced they fired the University’s President, Dr. Aoife Mac Namara after one year in office.  The Faculty Union of Nova Scotia College of Art & Design (FUNSCAD) was not consulted about this and are outraged at the lack of process, collegiality and consultation.   …Continue Reading


June 2020 Dispatch

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Dear OCADFA members, Happy Pride weekend! Last year this time I was out on the streets with my friends. This year, I am sitting at my desk preparing for a summer class that starts online tomorrow. A class that typically has 23 students is now packed with 35 students I will only ever meet online.   …Continue Reading


MOU – Sessional Training for Remote Delivery

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Memorandum of Understanding, Sessional Training for Remote Delivery (PDF) OCADFA and OCAD U reached an agreement on June 24, 2020 to provide paid training in online teaching for sessional faculty preparing to deliver curriculum for the 2020-21 academic year during the COVID-19 pandemic. The voluntary professional training opportunity offers a one-time payment of $650.00 after   …Continue Reading