UWOFA History

The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) was founded in 1955. In 1998 UWOFA faculty members certified as a union, creating the faculty bargaining unit in which part-time faculty and full-time faculty are represented.

Librarians and archivists at UWO certified in 2004, thus creating the librarians and archivists bargaining unit of UWOFA.

The following is a list of UWOFA presidents to date:

1955-1956: G.H. Turner
1956-1957: R.L. Allen
1957-1958: R.G.E. Murray
1958-1959: L.S. Lauchland
1959-1960: R.W. Torrens
1960-1961: R.H. Cole
1961-1962: J.W. Davis
1962-1963: R.K. Ready
1963-1964: C.J. Hickman
1964-1965: H.B. Mayo
1965-1966: R.W. Packer
1966-1967: R.W. Packer
1967-1968: Charles Bigelow
1968-1969: B.B. Kymlicka
1969-1970: M.H.A. Keenleyside
1970-1971: J.A. Humphrey
1971-1972: Jack Hyatt
1972-1973: D.S. Hair
1974-1975: R. McDaniel
1975-1976: D.A. Peach
1976-1977: Allan Heinicke
1977-1978: L.H. Forsyth
1978-1979: Sarah Shorten
1979-1980: John Trevithick
1980-1981: Eddie Ebanks
1981-1982: Janet Stevenson
1982-1983: John Starkey
1983-1984: John Starkey
1984-1985: William Code
1985-1986: Ian MacNeill
1986-1987: Allan McDougall
1987-1988: Eddie Ebanks
1988-1989: Roderick Singh
1989-1990: Sarah Shorten
1990-1991: Don Morrow
1991-1992: Mike Dawes
1992-1993: Edward Medzon
1993-1994: Archibald Young
1994-1995: Regna Darnell
1995-1996: Allan Heinicke
1996-1997: Douglas Baer
1997-1998: Andy Osler
1998-1999: Aniko Varpalotai
1999-2000: Ernest Redekop
2000-2001: Eddie Ebanks
2001-2002: Dan Jorgensen
2002-2003: Paul Handford
2003-2004: Albert Katz
2004-2005: Allan Gedalof
2005-2006: Jane Toswell
2006-2007: Kim Clark
2007-2008: Abhijit Gopal
2008-2009: Mike Carroll
2009-2010: Regna Darnell
2010-2011: James Compton
2011-2012: Bryce Traister
2012-2013: Don Abelson
2013-2014: Jeff Tennant
2014-2015: Alison Hearn
2015-2016: Kristin Hoffmann
2016-2017: Ann Bigelow
2017-2018: Stephen Pitel