October 2021 Dispatch

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############################################################# October 2021 Dispatch Hi OCADFA, COVID necessitated an abrupt transition to online teaching, but many of the changes we adopted to take us through the onset of the crisis are difficult to maintain, unsustainable and some undermine key principles of the work we do and our labour standards.  As we move into the second   …Continue Reading


Member Handbooks!

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OCADFA is excited to announce that we now have Member Handbooks specifically geared towards two of our historically underrepresented and precarious labour groups: Sessional Faculty and Teaching/Research Assistants! We would like to thank Elena Chou for her excellent work in drafting the Teaching/Research Assistant handbook, and all the members who participated in our Teaching Assistant   …Continue Reading


A Safe Return – Statement from OCADFA President Min Sook Lee

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August 26, 2021 Dear OCADFA members, A Safe Return Like many of you I want to return to teaching in person.  I also know a safe return to campus will only be possible if we combine multiple strategies to combat the looming fourth wave of COVID-19.  These strategies include upgrading our ventilation systems, maintaining social   …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


Survey on impacts of transition to remote academic labour at GTA universities

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Research study on Differential impacts of transition to remote academic labour at GTA universities during the COVID-19 pandemic Message from the researchers: Dear Colleague, We are inviting academics at GTA universities to complete an online survey about the impact of remote working during the first year of the pandemic on their experiences of research, teaching   …Continue Reading