Letter: FUNSCAD, the faculty and technicians’ union at NSCAD, is calling on the Nova Scotia government to create a public inquiry, or similar measure, to require the full release of information and communications related to the firing of president Mac Namara, including matters related to real estate leading up to, during, and after, her tenure.
Media release: The Faculty Union of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (FUNSCAD) are very concerned by the information revealed in the Globe and Mail ( June 7, 2021) on the ongoing lack of transparency over the firing of the previous president and the Board of Governors’ plans for the school’s future.
Neither alumnae, students, faculty or staff think firing popular NSCAD president Aoife Mac Namara was the right thing to do. However, members of the NSCAD Board of Directors, corporate types mostly, with no real connection to the arts community, fired her anyways, for reasons they never divulged.
Media release: Through a secure online platform and with a secret ballot available from July 6-8, full and part time faculty, librarians and technicians at NSCAD University powerfully expressed their lack of confidence in the Board of Governors with 95.6% of members voting and 96.3% of those voting NO CONFIDENCE in the Board.
PSA: Friends of NSCAD, a longstanding group of faculty, staff students, alumni and concerned citizens, have initiated a petition demanding the immediate reinstatement of abruptly fired NSCAD president Aoife Mac Namara.
Media release: Late last week, the Board of Governors of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD University) removed the President, Dr. Aoife Mac Namara. The President had been in her post for less than a year. There was no consultation with the University community. Members of the Faculty Union Executive are shocked and appalled at the actions of the Board who made this decision in the middle of a global pandemic.
News release: Today students join members of FUNSCAD, the faculty union at NSCAD University, rallying to demand a fair deal for faculty along with an investment in public post-secondary education.