OCUFA Report: People

Constance Adamson new OCUFA president, Mark Rosenfeld executive director.

Constance Adamson, a research and instruction librarian at Queen’s University, is OCUFA’s new president. She is taking over from Mark Langer of Carleton University.

Adamson went to Queen’s in 1992 from positions at the Metro Toronto Reference Library and the accounting firm KPMG. Based in the social sciences and humanities library at Queen’s, she has served as a department head and as a member of Queen’s University Faculty Association bargaining teams and as QUFA president. She has also been active in OCUFA, serving on its executive as treasurer and vice-president before becoming president this month. She received her undergraduate degree in history from McGill and her MLS from the University of Toronto.

Mark Rosenfeld, OCUFA’s associate executive director since 2004, has been appointed the organization’s executive director, taking over from Henry Mandelbaum, who held the position for 15 years prior to his retirement.

Rosenfeld has been the editor of OCUFA’s Academic Matters, a journal he founded in 2006 that examines current trends in Canadian and global higher education and consideration of academe’s future direction.

A graduate of York University and the University of Toronto, he holds a PhD in Canadian labour history and has taught at the University of Toronto, York University, and the University of Edinburgh. He has also served as a policy advisor in both the Ontario Ministry of Education and Training and the Ontario Ministry of Labour. His publications include articles ranging in topic from government funding and policy directions for Ontario universities to provincial labour market adjustment programs. He has also co-edited, with historian Joy Parr, a book titled Gender and History in Canada.

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