2017 « WLUFA

Photos and Biographies of the Spring Wine & Cheese and Recognition of Retirees/Century Club Inductees 2017

April 24th, 2017

The Spring Wine & Cheese Reception and Recognition of Retirees/Century Club Inductees was very well attended! Michele Kramer, President, presented the Century Club awards and biographies of the retired (retiring) members for this year. Each member received a small gift from WLUFA. Thank you to everyone that helped make it a success.

This year’s Century Club inductees include: Elin Edwards, Kathy Foxall, Helen Ramirez, and Angela Trimarchi.

This year’s retirees are: Judy Bates, David Blenkhorn, Siu-Cheung Chau, Juanne Clarke, Nick Coady, Ross Cressman, Michel Desjardins, Gene Deszca, Marshall Fine, Peter Hatch, Shahnaz Khan, Terry Levesque, Daniel Lichti, Deena Mandell, Janet McLellan, William McTeer, Hugh Munro, Detlev Nitsch, Paul Pulford, Chris Ross, Malcolm Saulis, Carol Stephenson, Eli Teram, Deborah Wills, and Nora Znotinas.

Click on the links to see the photos from the event and the biographies of the retirees on the WLUFA website.

 

 

Advocate 5.2

April 17th, 2017

See the latest Advocate here

 

2017 Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) Award of Teaching Excellence

April 6th, 2017

Among the 2017 Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) Award of Teaching Excellence recipients is our own Dr. Scott Gallimore of Archeology and Classical Studies.

Congratulations Scott!

For more information on the award or to view past recipients, please see OUSA’s Award webpage.

WLUFA Executive Elections Results

April 6th, 2017

The results of the WLUFA Executive Committee for 2017/2018 are as follows:

 

Azim Essaji

Jim Gerlach

Byron Williston

Zilin Wang

Marcia Oliver

Anne-Marie Allison

Robin Slawson

Kimberly Ellis-Hale

Herbert Pimlott

Kari Brozowski

 

President – Michele Kramer

Past President – Rob Kristofferson

 

 

 

Call for Nominations for CAUT Sarah Shorten Award / Appel de candidatures pour le prix Sarah-Shorten

April 3rd, 2017

Memorandum 17:06

 

Date:  April 3, 2017

 

To:  Presidents and Administrative Officers, Local, Federated and Provincial Associations

 

From:  David Robinson, Executive Director

 

Re:  Call for Nominations for CAUT Sarah Shorten Award

 

 

 

 

 

CAUT is soliciting nominations for the Sarah Shorten Award. The award was established in 1990 in honour of Sarah Shorten, who served as Vice-President (1982–83) and two terms as President of CAUT (1983–84 & 1984–85), to recognize outstanding achievements in the promotion of the advancement of women in Canadian universities and colleges.

 

Criteria

 

  • Candidates need not be a member of the academic community but the results of their contribution(s) must have benefitted women in post-secondary education;
  • Candidates’ contribution(s) may have benefitted any or all groups of women (faculty, students, staff) in the post-secondary community;
  • The form of the candidates’ achievement(s) may include but are not limited to the following:  organizational leadership, policy implementation, legislation, publication, educational initiatives, or distinguished service;
  • The outstanding quality of the contribution may derive from the result of a single project or activity, or in the accumulation of efforts through consistent involvement over a long period of time in supporting the advancement of women in the post-secondary community; and
  • Candidates’ contributions to the advancement of women in the post-secondary community may have been focused locally, provincially, regionally, or nationally, or a combination of these.

 

Nominations for the award may be submitted by academic staff associations, status of women committees, or any other interested parties. The deadline for nominations is June 1, 2017. The nomination form and procedures are available on the CAUT website. Nominations will be reviewed by CAUT’s Equity Committee and recommendations will be forwarded to CAUT Council. The number and frequency of awards will be as the Committee and CAUT Council deem appropriate.

 

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Note 17:06

 

Date :  Le 3 avril 2017

 

Destinataires :  Présidents et agents administratifs, Associations locales, fédérées et provinciales

 

Expéditeur :  David Robinson, directeur général

 

Objet :  Appel de candidatures pour le prix Sarah-Shorten

 

 

 

 

 

L’ACPPU sollicite actuellement des candidatures pour le prix Sarah-Shorten. Le prix a été créé en 1990 en l’honneur de Sarah Shorten, vice-présidente (1982-1983) et présidente (1983-1984 et 1984-1985) de l’ACPPU, dans le but de reconnaître les réalisations exceptionnelles observées dans le domaine de l’avancement des femmes dans les universités et collèges canadiens.

Critères

 

  • Il n’est pas nécessaire que les candidates ou candidats soient membres de la communauté universitaire. Toutefois, le fruit de leur apport doit avoir été à l’avantage des femmes dans le secteur de l’enseignement postsecondaire.
  • L’apport des candidates ou candidats peut avoir avantagé l’un ou l’autre ou tous les groupes de femmes (professeures, étudiantes, personnel) dans le secteur de l’enseignement postsecondaire.
  • Les réalisations des candidates ou candidats peuvent comprendre notamment les éléments suivants : qualités d’organisation, mise en œuvre de lignes directrices, législation, publications, initiatives pédagogiques ou services exceptionnels.
  • La qualité exceptionnelle de l’apport peut résulter d’un projet ou d’une activité unique ou d’efforts accumulés par un engagement constant envers la cause de l’avancement des femmes pendant une longue période dans le secteur de l’enseignement postsecondaire.
  • L’apport des candidates ou candidats à l’avancement des femmes dans le secteur de l’enseignement postsecondaire peut s’être limité à l’échelle locale, provinciale, régionale ou nationale, ou à une combinaison de ces paliers.

 

Les associations de personnel académique, les comités de la condition féminine ou toute autre partie intéressée sont invités à soumettre des candidatures. La date limite pour le dépôt des mises en candidature est le 1er juin 2017. Celles-ci seront examinées par le Comité de l’équité de l’ACPPU, qui transmettra ses recommandations au Conseil de l’ACPPU. Le nombre et la fréquence des prix remis seront déterminés selon que le comité et le Conseil de l’ACPPU le jugeront utile. Le formulaire et les conditions de mise en candidature se trouvent sur le site internet de l’ACPPU.

 

 

 
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Spring Wine & Cheese Social

March 13th, 2017

Spring Wine and Cheese Poster 2017

The “Full-Time Faculty and Professional Librarians” turn for collective agreement re-negotiation

March 13th, 2017

The “Full-Time Faculty and Professional Librarians” Collective Agreement is up for re-negotiation this spring, giving us a fresh opportunity to work together to solve our collective problems and secure better working conditions for the members of this bargaining unit. A survey has been distributed by email to these members to start the process of determining goals and priorities. (Let the WLUFA Office know if you haven’t received this email and you believe you should have.)

Thank you to the appointed members of this year’s Negotiating Team:

  • Azim Essaji (Economics – Co-Chair)
  • Andrew Herman (Communication Studies)
  • Joanne Oud (Library)
  • Sheila McKee-Protopapas (Executive Director – Co-Chair)
  • Glenda Wall (Sociology)

They have already begun working on developing proposals to take to the table but look forward to hearing feedback from you!

WLUFA Equity and Diversity Town Hall

March 9th, 2017

WLUFA Equity and Diversity Town Hall poster

Tweet and Facebook about contract faculty with the rest of Ontario on March 3rd

March 1st, 2017

On March 3, OCUFA is asking faculty, students, staff, and supporters across Ontario to engage in a day of action on social media to raise awareness about the need for fairness for contract faculty. This initiative is a project of their Contract Faculty and Faculty Complement Committee, and will build on the momentum generated during last fall’s Fair Employment Week.

Throughout the day, university community members are invited to send their Boards of Governors a message about their priorities for the institution, including improved contract faculty working conditions and the quality of education offered to students. To our knowledge, Laurier’s Board of Governors, its chair, and Dr. Blouw do not have Twitter accounts but Laurier does and Board members are bound to notice.

Here are a few sample tweets:

Hey @Laurier BoG: #OurUniversity should be a model employer but #contractfaculty work without job security! #Fairness4CF #CdnPSE

Hey @Laurier BoG: #OurUniversity should be supporting its #contractfaculty #teachers, not just the top tier admin. #Fairness4CF #CdnPSE

Hey @Laurier BoG: #OurUniversity should respect #contractfaculty! Equal pay for equal work. #Fairness4CF #15andFairness

And, a sample Facebook post:

It’s time for fairness for #contractfaculty at @WilfridLaurierUniversity! Contract faculty deserve equal pay for work of equal value, job security, and access to benefits. #OurUniversity #Fairness4CF #CdnPSE

…or post something else you think would be supportive and raise awareness! Below you’ll find some graphics that can be included with your tweets and Facebook posts.

All Ontario universities are invited to participate. If you’d like more information, contact OCUFA’s Engagement and Campaigns Coordinator, Andrea Calver, at acalver@ocufa.on.ca, or Communications Lead, Ben Lewis, at blewis@ocufa.on.ca.

Others who want to join in should make sure they use the hashtags #OurUniversity or #OurCollege, and #Fairness4CF.

 

respect fair-pay working-conditions

Join us on social media, March 3 – Fairness for contract faculty

February 24th, 2017

Sent on behalf of Mark Rosenfeld

 

Dear colleagues,

 

On March 3, faculty, students, staff, and supporters across Ontario will engage in a day of action on social media to raise awareness about the need for fairness for contract faculty. This initiative is a project of OCUFA’s Contract Faculty and Faculty Complement Committee, and will build on the momentum generated during last fall’s Fair Employment Week.

 

Throughout the day, university community members are invited to send their Boards of Governors a message about their priorities for the institution, including improved contract faculty working conditions and the quality of education offered to students.

 

Here are a few sample tweets:

 

At #OurUniversity fairness for contract faculty means equal access to benefits. It’s time for respect! @BoardChair #Fairness4CF #CdnPSE

 

#OurUniversity must commit to fairness for contract faculty! I’ve worked here 8 years without job security @BoardChair #Fairness4CF #CdnPSE

 

#OurUniversity should respect contract faculty! Everyone deserves equal pay for equal work. @BoardChair #Fairness4CF #15andFairness

 

And, a sample Facebook post:

 

It’s time for fairness for contract faculty at @YourUniversityFacebookPage! Contract faculty deserve equal pay for work of equal value, job security, and access to benefits.

#OurUniversity #Fairness4CF #CdnPSE

 

Below you will find some graphics that can be included with your tweets and Facebook posts.

 

We are asking that you distribute the attached (below links) notice and graphics to your members and campus allies encouraging them to participate by early next week. It would be great if you could include the twitter handle for the Chair of your Board of Governors and/or your University President in the sample tweets, and the handle for your university’s Facebook page in the Facebook post.

Template email for faculty association members

fair-pay

working-conditions

respect

 

All faculty members at Ontario universities are invited to participate. For more information, contact OCUFA’s Engagement and Campaigns Coordinator Andrea Calver at ACalver@ocufa.on.ca or Communications Lead Ben Lewis at BLewis@ocufa.on.ca.

 

Others who want to join in should make sure they use the hashtags #OurUniversity or #OurCollege, and #Fairness4CF.

 

Best regards,

Mark

 

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Mark Rosenfeld, Ph.D
Executive Director
Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations
17 Isabella Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4Y 1M7
Tel: 416-979-2117 x229
Fax: 416-593-5607
E-mail: mrosenfeld@ocufa.on.ca
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