Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations announces
appointment of new president

TORONTO, Sept. 14 /CNW/ - The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) is pleased to announce the appointment of its 28th president, Professor Mark Langer from Carleton University. Prof. Langer officially began his two-year term on July 1, 2009.

"OCUFA has a long and proud tradition of promoting the interests of Ontario's university faculty and academic librarians," said Prof. Langer. "I am excited and honoured to lead this organization through a momentous time for higher education in our province."

Prof. Langer has been a professor of Film Studies at Carleton University since 1977, following work at Columbia University and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He has served as the head of the undergraduate and graduate programs in Film Studies at Carleton, led the university's Directed Interdisciplinary Studies Program, and served on the Board of Management of Women's Studies and on Senate and Senate Executive at Carleton. He has also authored a book and numerous scholarly articles in the film studies field.

Prof. Langer has been an elected officer of the Carleton University Academic Staff Association (CUASA) since 1982, actively involved in lobbying, press relations, and collective bargaining. He has represented Carleton at OCUFA since 1999, and has also been CUASA's representative to the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) for many years. Prof. Langer has also been a long-time Trustee of the Canadian Association of University Teachers Defence Fund. Within OCUFA, Professor Langer previously served a two-year term as vice-president.

"Prof. Langer brings a wealth of experience in labour and government relations within the university sector," said Henry Mandelbaum Executive Director of OCUFA. "His unique mix of experience and abilities will prove invaluable to OCUFA over the next two years."

Founded in 1964, OCUFA represents 15,000 faculty and academic librarians at 24 institutions across Ontario. For more information, please visit the OCUFA website at http://www.ocufa.on.ca.

SOURCE Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations

For further information: For further information: Henry Mandelbaum, Executive Director, (416) 979-2117, Ext. 229, hmandelbaum@ocufa.on.ca; or Mark Rosenfeld, Associate Executive Director, (416) 979-2117, Ext. 233, mrosenfeld@ocufa.on.ca

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