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UWOFA responds to Western's Strategic Mandate Agreement 2.0

February 20, 2018

In October 2017 the University of Western Ontario signed its second Strategic Mandate Agreement with the provincial Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.  UWOFA shared the following letter in response to Western’s 2017-2020 Strategic Mandate Agreement.

Nominate a colleague for an OCUFA Teaching or Academic Librarianship Award

February 16, 2018

The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) is accepting nominations for its Teaching and Academic Librarianship Awards.

Precarious employment in Ontario universities and colleges on the rise: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

February 12, 2018

Fifty-three per cent of university and college workers in Ontario show signs of job precarity, a new study has found.

Protecting our fair dealing rights

Samuel E. Trosow

February 6, 2018

The federal government is currently conducting a five-year review of the Copyright Act and one of the more contentious issues to be discussed will be fair dealing.

Lost in the metrics

February 5, 2018

Metrics. Whether it's the rankings of universities and colleges, or the bibliometric assessment of research impact, metrics of various types are being wielded by private companies, governments and administrations to measure the performance of institutions, departments and even individual faculty.

CAUT marks 20th anniversary of UNESCO recommendation

February 5, 2018

CAUT Council delegates celebrated the 20th anniversary of the UNESCO Recommendation Concerning the Status of Higher Education Teaching Personnel at a special event on Nov. 25.

OCUFA's 2018 pre-budget submission

January 23, 2018

The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) has submitted to the provincial government a list of pre-budget recommendations related to the postsecondary education sector.

OCUFA Report - Contract faculty special issue

January 19, 2018

The January 17 special issue of OCUFA Report.

Canadian professor Hassan Diab released from French prison

January 17, 2018

Hassan Diab, a sociology professor from Ottawa, has been reunited with his family after his release from a French prison last week. In 2008 Diab was charged with murder, among other charges, related to a bombing in Paris in 1980 that killed four people and left many others wounded. In 2008 Diab was indicted and extradited to France where he has been held in pre-trial detention for three years. An investigating judge has determined there was not enough evidence to send Diab to trial. The charges against Diab have been dropped. French prosecutors have appealed the judge’s ruling.