The OCUFA Status of Women Committee was also established in 1985 with the following directive:
shall act as an advisory committee to local faculty associations and local status of women committees seeking information and/or advice on issues of particular concern to female academic staff, such as the briefing of negotiating teams or pressuring university administrations to act on behalf of women on their faculty." (OCUFA website)
In 1990 CAUT established the Sarah Shorten Award: "to recognize outstanding achievements in the promotion of the advancement of women in Canadian universities and colleges" in memory of the late UWO feminist faculty member who had served as President of each of: UWOFA, OCUFA and CAUT, as well as three terms as President of the Women's Caucus.
Biographical Note: The author's personal career at UWO spans more than a decade pre-unionization, and another decade since; she has served as President of both the Women's Caucus and the Faculty Association; and has been a union negotiator for: Faculty, Librarians & Archivists, and the newly formed Department of Women's Studies, and is a former Chair and member of OCUFA SWC.
University faculty members are represented by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA), while full-time college faculty are members of the ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU).
Rae's perceived bias in favour of higher tuition and income-contingent student loans was managed through a two-pronged strategy: OCUFA participated fully in the Rae review process and, at the same time, represented its views directly to government decision-makers while the review was underway.
A winner of the prestigious OCUFA
teaching award in 1976, he held his final seminar in the course on satire that he was giving in the Department of English at Carleton University in March 2007 just before the onset of his last illness, and he even managed to prepare the course's examination and a marking scheme for it before he died on 7 April.
He is an excellent teacher, having won the Lakehead University Distinguished Instructor Award (1995), the OCUFA
Teaching Award (1995), and the 3M Teaching Fellowship (1996).