Category Archives: OCUFA

Mounting Crisis at St. Paul’s University

Faculty associations are rally behind academic faculty and librarians at St. Paul’s University http://ustpaul.ca/ in response to the recent termination of an academic librarian due to financial contingency reasons and further attempts to terminate faculty. The Ontario Federation of University … Continue reading

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OCUFA Study Released: “Ontario Wants More Investment in Higher Education”

For the full report see OCUFA site: http://ocufa.on.ca/ Documents: 2013.01.10 – OCUFA Release – Austerity Survey Release FINAL OCUFA Survey 2013 – General Results – Jan. 10 2013

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OCUFA Faculty Survey on Government Proposals and Faculty Priorities

There are escalating concerns in our community and others across the province concerning recent government proposals. OCUFA has undertaken a survey assessing the views of faculty across the province concerning: online teaching, tuition, 3-year undergraduate degrees and other current issues … Continue reading

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OCUFA update on negotiations at UofT’s University of St. Michael’s College

“…The same cannot be said for St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto; the pace of first contract negotiations there is best described as glacial. The parties have met eight times over four months and have yet to sign … Continue reading

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Importance of Scholarship for Academic Librarians and the Future….time to take note

2012-OCUFA-Faculty-Survey-Part-1-Formatted-FINAL “Ontario’s professors and academic librarians believe that the connection between teaching and research -what we call ‘scholarship’—is at the heart of the university,” said Adamson. “When we separate teaching from research, we don’t give our students the education they … Continue reading

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“Ontario’s budget adds up to less funding…”

For OCUFA’s response to the budget cuts to Ontario universities see, http://ocufa.on.ca/

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OCUFA Circulates a Review of the Drummond Report

Highlights from the OCUFA report: “The final report of the Commission on the Reform of Ontario’s Public Services is a poor plan for ‘transforming’ our public services. It is essentially a roadmap for huge cuts hiding behind a screen of … Continue reading

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OCUFA awards – Deadline

Dear Colleagues, The UTFA Librarians Committee is encouraging colleagues to submit nominations for the OCUFA Academic Librarianship Award. (click here for pdf package and forms) This award recognizes the contributions of outstanding academic librarians in a variety of areas, including: … Continue reading

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OCUFA Award for Academic Librarians at the University of Toronto

Let’s remember our colleagues, those who have made important contributions to the University of Toronto community. The UTFA Librarians Committee is encouraging colleagues to submit nominations for the OCUFA Academic Librarianship Award. This award recognizes the contributions of outstanding academic … Continue reading

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Bargaining Updates at Canadian Universities

For UTFA see: http://utfa.org/content/utfa-bargaining-updates  (Nov. 15) OCUFA reports on the University of Ottawa and Wilfrid Laurier University, see: http://ocufa.on.ca/2011/bargaining-slows-at-laurier-%E2%80%9Cteaching-intensive%E2%80%9D-remains-thorny-issue-at-ottawa/ CAUT: Brandon University, Manitoba, see: http://www.caut.ca/pages.asp?page=1049

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