Monthly Archives: June 2020

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


OCADFA Statement in Solidarity With Black Lives Matter

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June 3, 2020 The OCAD Faculty Association (OCADFA) unequivocally condemns all forms of violence against Black persons and communities in Toronto, across Canada, the United States, the Americas, and beyond. These forms of violence are physically harmful, psychically damaging, often lethal, and continuously traumatizing to Black communities.  State-sanctioned violence is part of the systemic violence that materially disenfranchises Black and   …Continue Reading


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