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OCADFA Recommendations for Winter Term 2022

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Dear OCADFA members, Due to public health concerns related to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant in Ontario, OCAD University’s Administration has chosen to delay the start of instructional classes and activities to Friday, January 28.   The VPAP’s message today hit many of the right notes.  The VPAP acknowledged faculty, staff and technicians’   …Continue Reading


OCADFA MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS 2021-2022 SCHEDULE

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(Please note the following is subject to change. Event invitations will be sent closer to the event) Date Event Time Link August 31 New Member Orientation 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.  Click here to join the meeting Sept 14 TA/RA Orientation 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.  Click here to join the meeting Sept 14 Sessional Faculty Orientation   …Continue Reading


Introducing the Provocation Ideas Festival

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The Provocation Ideas Festival is a new public square of spirited discussion, debate, and exploration. This spring, Provocation Ideas Festival will bring together disparate voices who are working on positive change in fields like governance, justice, and public and community health with acclaimed artists whose work challenges our conventional practices. Running through the month of   …Continue Reading


2021 OCADFA Annual General Meeting

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We held our 2021 Annual General Meeting over Teams on November 25. Thank you to all members and guests for your participation. We would like to thank all members who stood for election, and congratulate Tannis Nielson and Gerald Grison on behind elected to the Board. You can see our new Board of Directors composition   …Continue Reading


New COVID Letter of Understanding reached between OCADFA and OCAD U Administration

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We are happy to announce that we’ve come to an agreement on a new Letter of Understanding (LOU) related to the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on our working conditions at OCAD University. You can view the new letter by clicking here. This LOU replaces the original COVID LOU, the Memorandum of Understanding on   …Continue Reading


OCADFA REPORT ON FISCAL AND COLLEGIAL GOVERNANCE, FALL 2021

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Current OCADFA Board Members and Staff: OCADFA Staff: Executive Director, Graeme Reniers OCADFA Executive: President, Min Sook Lee Vice President, Mary Eileen Wennekers Secretary Treasurer, Chris Bennell Negotiations Chair, Eric Steenbergen Grievance Chair, Natalie Waldburger Associate Grievance Chair, Richard Hunt Director at Large, J.J. Lee Director at Large, Laura Lovell Anderson Director at Large Tannis   …Continue Reading