Yearly Archives: 2014

25th Anniversary of Massacre at École Polytechnique de Montréal

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Hello Everyone – As many of you know, tomorrow will mark 25 years since 14 women were murdered at École Polytechnique de Montréal. In honour of those women, the Canadian Association of University Teachers has prepared this short video statement about the importance of remembering this tragedy, and of overcoming the larger cycle of violence   …Continue Reading

New Board Members, Committee Updates & When Things Go Wrong

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Hi Everyone – As always, I want to start by reminding everyone: as OCADFA members, if you need help because things are out of whack in your workplace, contact Connie Reid in our office (, and she’ll direct your query to the right person. I’ll come back to the issue of some things that can go   …Continue Reading

OCADFA Board of Director Election Results

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Hello OCADFA Members: OCADFA is pleased to announce the election results of Officer and Director positions on the OCADFA Board of Directors which took place on November 18, 2014 at our AGM. All positions were voted in by acclamation.   Charles Reeve President 3 year term Term ends November 2017 Fatimah Tuggar Director 2 year   …Continue Reading

Sara Diamond’s Open Letter, Academic Freedom & Grievances

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Hello Everyone: It’s no secret that the tensions around the Presidential Review Process are escalating, so I’ve worked with some of our other board members to write some comments about an “open letter” that, on October 15, Sara Diamond sent to the OCAD University community. I’ll also comment on a rather clumsy attempt by Carole   …Continue Reading

Union Affiliation, Board of Governors & Teaching Intensive Stream

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Hello everyone – Before getting down to business, we would like to welcome our new members, and welcome our returning members back. As for current business: one important item is the process, supported overwhelmingly by our members, of looking at whether we should join another union. We have struck a committee that will address this   …Continue Reading

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