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Fair Copyright Campaign – Take Action this January / Campagne en faveur d’une utilisation équitable du droit d’auteur – Passez à l’action en janvier

December 15th, 2017

 

Memorandum 17:44

 

Date:  14 December 2017

 

To:  Presidents and Administrative Officers; Locals, Provincials and Federated Associations

 

From:  Pamela Foster, Director of Research and Political Action

 

Re:  Fair Copyright Campaign – Take Action this January

The federal Copyright Act is under legislative review. The review may roll back important rights, including fair dealing that the education community fought for decades to achieve.

 

To defend these past victories, and advance new rights, it is important for academic staff associations and their members to participate in CAUT’s Fair Copyright campaign.

 

During the first weeks of the winter semester, we ask that you encourage your members to:

 

  • Read a Public Service Announcement in class on the importance of fair copyright.
  • Take a selfie with their publications or other creations and share it on social media using the message: I am a creator and I support fair dealing. #fairdealingworks #faircopyright
  • Encourage students to take a picture of their textbook receipts and share on social media with the message using the hashtags #fairdealingworks #faircopyright
  • Share our resources – show this video at a meeting and in the classroom, put up a poster and distribute information to colleagues and students to help them learn more about what is at stake.
  • Encourage everyone you know to sign CAUT’s petition calling for the protection of the fair dealing rights of academic staff and students.

 

To learn more about the Copyright Act review and what it means for academic staff, read our latest Education Review. For more information and support, contact CAUT’s Membership Engagement Officer, Christina Muehlberger. She can also be reached by phone at 613-820-2270 ext. 182.

 

 

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Note 17:44

 

Date : Le 14 décembre 2017

 

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

 

Expéditrice : Pamela Foster, directrice de la recherche et de l’action politique

 

Objet : Campagne en faveur d’une utilisation équitable du droit d’auteur – Passez à l’action en janvier

Le Parlement fédéral effectue actuellement un examen de la Loi sur le droit d’auteur qui pourrait avoir pour conséquence de supprimer des droits importants acquis, notamment le droit à l’utilisation équitable pour lequel le milieu de l’éducation s’est battu pendant des décennies.

 

Afin de protéger les bénéfices des victoires passées et de promouvoir de nouveaux droits, il est primordial que les associations de personnel académique et leurs membres participent à la campagne de l’ACPPU en faveur d’une utilisation équitable du droit d’auteur.

 

Nous vous demandons donc d’inciter vos membres à prendre, durant les premières semaines du semestre d’hiver, les mesures suivantes :

 

  • Lire en classe un message d’intérêt public sur l’importance d’une utilisation équitable du droit d’auteur.
  • Se prendre en égoportrait en tenant leurs publications ou autres créations et partager la photo sur les médias sociaux en ajoutant le message : Je suis créateur/créatrice et j’appuie l’utilisation équitable. #fairdealingworks #faircopyright
  • Encourager les étudiants à prendre une photo des reçus de leurs manuels de cours et de la partager sur les médias sociaux au moyen des mots-clics #fairdealingworks #faircopyright.
  • Partager les ressources de l’ACPPU : présenter cette vidéo en classe, poser cette affiche et diffuser de l’information à vos collègues et vos étudiants pour les sensibiliser davantage aux enjeux.
  • Encourager toutes les personnes que vous connaissez à signer la pétition de l’ACPPU qui appelle à la protection des droits à l’utilisation équitable exercés par le personnel académique et les étudiants.

 

Pour en apprendre davantage au sujet de l’examen de la Loi sur le droit d’auteur et ce qu’il signifie pour le personnel académique, consultez notre plus récent Dossier en éducation. Pour obtenir des informations et du soutien, communiquez avec l’agente de la mobilisation des membres à l’ACPPU, Christina Muehlberger. Elle peut également être jointe par téléphone au 613-820-2270 (poste 182).

 

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Release of University Academic Staff Salary Data, Final 2016-2017 (Salaries by Rank and Age) / Publication des données sur les salaires des professeurs d’université, Données définitives pour 2016-2017 (salaires selon le rang et l’âge)

December 14th, 2017

Memorandum 17:42

 

Date:  December 13, 2017

 

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

 

From:  David Robinson, Executive Director

 

Re:  Release of University Academic Staff Salary Data, Final 2016-2017 (Salaries by Rank and Age)

 

Statistics Canada University and College Academic Staff System (UCASS) survey is back! CAUT campaigned hard for its return as it provides invaluable salary data for regular academic staff from 112 public degree granting universities and colleges. The 2016-2017 UCASS data is now available and can be downloaded from the member’s only area of the CAUT website.

 

The salary data is grouped by institution, rank and age and divided into two categories –

(1) All Staff and (2) Staff without Senior Administrative Duties. Salary data by sex and subject is available to members upon request.

 

If you have any questions, please contact our Research Officer, Louise Birdsell Bauer.

 

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Note 17:42

 

Date:  Le 13 décembre 2017

 

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

 

Expéditeur :  David Robinson, directeur général

 

Objet :  Publication des données sur les salaires des professeurs d’université, Données définitives pour 2016-2017                                (salaires selon     le rang et l’âge)

 

 

 

 

Statistique Canada a maintenant rétabli l’enquête du Système d’information sur le personnel d’enseignement dans les universités et les collèges (SPEUC). L’ACPPU a fait activement campagne pour le rétablissement de cette enquête qui produit des données précieuses sur les salaires des membres permanents du personnel académique en poste dans 112 établissements universitaires et collégiaux publics conférant des grades. Les données tirées du SPEUC pour 2016-2017 sont maintenant accessibles et téléchargeables à partir de la section réservée aux membres du site web de l’ACPPU.

 

Les données salariales sont groupées en fonction de l’établissement, du rang et de l’âge.

En outre, elles sont divisées en deux catégories – (1) à savoir l’ensemble du personnel et

(2) le personnel sans fonctions administratives de cadres supérieurs. Les données groupées en fonction du sexe et de la discipline sont accessibles aux membres sur demande.

 

Si vous avez des questions, veuillez communiquer avec notre agente de recherche,

Louise Birdsell Bauer.

 

 

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REMINDER: Call for Nominations for Bernice Schrank Award / RAPPEL : Appel de candidatures pour le Prix Bernice-Schrank

December 12th, 2017

REMINDER: Call for Nominations for Bernice Schrank Award

 

CAUT is soliciting nominations for the Bernice Schrank Award. The Award was established in 2013 to recognize outstanding contributions to the enforcement of academic staff workplace rights through grievance/arbitration.

 

Criteria

 

Eligible candidates must be or have been academic staff at a Canadian post-secondary institution.

 

The candidate’s achievement(s) must include:

 

  • a demonstrable history of consistent and active defense of collective agreement provisions through the grievance process over a long period of time;
  • leadership within their association; and
  • educational initiatives associated with the transmission of grievance handling knowledge and skills.

 

The candidates’ contributions, although they may have been focused locally in a single university or college, must have had regional or national implications.

 

Nominations for the award may be submitted by academic staff associations, grievance committees, or any other interested parties or individuals. The deadline for nominations is February 1, 2018.

 

The nomination form and procedures are available on the CAUT website. Nominations will be reviewed by CAUT’s Executive Committee and recommendations will be forwarded to CAUT Council. The number and frequency of awards will be as the Executive Committee and CAUT Council deem appropriate.

 

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RAPPEL : Appel de candidatures pour le Prix Bernice-Schrank

 

L’ACPPU sollicite actuellement des candidatures pour le Prix Bernice-Schrank qu’elle a créé en 2013 pour récompenser l’engagement et la contribution remarquables d’une personne à la protection et à l’application des droits du personnel académique en milieu de travail au moyen des procédures de grief et d’arbitrage.

 

Critères

La candidate ou le candidat doit être, ou avoir été, membre du personnel académique d’un établissement postsecondaire au Canada.

 

Au nombre des compétences et réalisations de la candidate ou du candidat devront figurer :

  • une expérience confirmée et s’échelonnant sur une longue période de la défense active et soutenue des clauses de conventions collectives au moyen de la procédure de règlement des griefs;
  • un potentiel de leadership au sein de son association;
  • l’engagement dans des projets et initiatives pédagogiques associés à la transmission du savoir et des compétences en matière de règlement des griefs.

 

La contribution de la candidate ou du candidat, bien qu’elle puisse avoir une portée locale dans une seule université ou un seul collège, doit avoir des retombées régionales ou nationales.

 

Les associations de personnel académique, les comités responsables des griefs, toutes les autres parties ou personnes intéressées peuvent soumettre des candidatures. La date limite pour le dépôt des mises en candidature est le 1er février 2018.

 

Celles-ci seront examinées par le Comité de direction 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 de direction 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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REMINDER: Call for Nominations for CAUT Equity Award / RAPPEL : Appel de candidatures pour le Prix de l’ACPPU pour l’équité

December 12th, 2017

REMINDER: Call for Nominations for CAUT Equity Award

 

CAUT is soliciting nominations for the CAUT Equity Award. The Award was established in 2010 to recognize post-secondary academic staff who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to challenging exclusionary behaviours and practices such as racism and homophobia and by so doing have made post-secondary education in Canada more inclusive.

 

Criteria

 

  • The candidate must be an academic staff member at a Canadian post-secondary institution.
  • The candidate’s contribution must have had regional or national implications although it may have been focused locally (in a single university or college), provincially, regionally, nationally or a combination of these.
  • The candidate’s contribution may derive from the result of a single project or activity, or the accumulation of efforts through consistent involvement over a long period of time.

 

Nominations for the award may be submitted by academic staff associations or any other interested parties or individuals. The deadline for nominations is February 1, 2018.

 

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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RAPPEL : Appel de candidatures pour le Prix de l’ACPPU pour l’équité

 

L’ACPPU sollicite actuellement des candidatures pour le Prix pour l’équité qu’elle a créé en 2010 dans le but de récompenser les réalisations des membres du personnel académique qui ont manifesté un engagement exceptionnel à contester les comportements et les pratiques d’exclusion tels que le racisme et l’homophobie, renforçant ainsi le caractère inclusif des établissements postsecondaires au Canada.

 

Critères

 

  • Le candidat ou la candidate doit être membre du personnel académique dans un établissement d’enseignement postsecondaire au Canada.
  • La contribution du candidat ou de la candidate doit avoir eu des retombées régionales ou nationales, bien qu’elle puisse n’avoir qu’une portée locale (dans une seule université ou un seul collège), régionale, provinciale ou nationale, ou une combinaison de celles-ci.
  • La contribution du candidat ou de la candidate peut être le résultat d’un projet ou d’une activité unique ou le fruit d’années d’efforts et d’engagement continu.

 

Les associations de personnel académique ou d’autres parties ou personnes intéressées peuvent soumettre des candidatures. La date limite pour le dépôt des mises en candidature est le 1er février 2018.

 

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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REMINDER: Call for Nominations for CAUT Equity Award / RAPPEL : Appel de candidatures pour le Prix de l’ACPPU pour l’équité

December 12th, 2017

REMINDER: Call for Nominations for CAUT Equity Award

 

CAUT is soliciting nominations for the CAUT Equity Award. The Award was established in 2010 to recognize post-secondary academic staff who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to challenging exclusionary behaviours and practices such as racism and homophobia and by so doing have made post-secondary education in Canada more inclusive.

 

Criteria

 

  • The candidate must be an academic staff member at a Canadian post-secondary institution.
  • The candidate’s contribution must have had regional or national implications although it may have been focused locally (in a single university or college), provincially, regionally, nationally or a combination of these.
  • The candidate’s contribution may derive from the result of a single project or activity, or the accumulation of efforts through consistent involvement over a long period of time.

 

Nominations for the award may be submitted by academic staff associations or any other interested parties or individuals. The deadline for nominations is February 1, 2018.

 

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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RAPPEL : Appel de candidatures pour le Prix de l’ACPPU pour l’équité

 

L’ACPPU sollicite actuellement des candidatures pour le Prix pour l’équité qu’elle a créé en 2010 dans le but de récompenser les réalisations des membres du personnel académique qui ont manifesté un engagement exceptionnel à contester les comportements et les pratiques d’exclusion tels que le racisme et l’homophobie, renforçant ainsi le caractère inclusif des établissements postsecondaires au Canada.

 

Critères

 

  • Le candidat ou la candidate doit être membre du personnel académique dans un établissement d’enseignement postsecondaire au Canada.
  • La contribution du candidat ou de la candidate doit avoir eu des retombées régionales ou nationales, bien qu’elle puisse n’avoir qu’une portée locale (dans une seule université ou un seul collège), régionale, provinciale ou nationale, ou une combinaison de celles-ci.
  • La contribution du candidat ou de la candidate peut être le résultat d’un projet ou d’une activité unique ou le fruit d’années d’efforts et d’engagement continu.

 

Les associations de personnel académique ou d’autres parties ou personnes intéressées peuvent soumettre des candidatures. La date limite pour le dépôt des mises en candidature est le 1er février 2018.

 

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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WLUFA Statement on Recent Events at WLU

December 12th, 2017

Sent on behalf of Michele Kramer, WLUFA President:

 

Dear Colleagues,

 

There is no question that the meeting between our members and Ms. Shepherd, as well as the media frenzy that has followed it, have inspired strong feelings from many of you. And many of you, coming sometimes from diametrically-opposing points of view, have asked for WLUFA to intercede or to make public statements along various, diametrically-opposed, lines of support.

 

As your Association President, it has been my role — and the role of our Executive — to attempt to approach what has frequently been a fairly out-of-control situation with reason and with measured response. It has also been our role to keep in mind that WLUFA’s duty is first to our members by way of our collective agreements, and next to ensuring that we are speaking for/ with the majority voice of our membership, to the best of our ability.

 

For these reasons, WLUFA has been very careful about where it has chosen to exercise its influence during the course of the past three weeks. Our priorities have been/ continue to be:​

  1. ​The physical, emotional and professional protection of our members — in the main, Drs. Rambukkana and Pimlott, but also certain members who have approached us with concerns regarding their emotional well-being and physical safety on campus;
  2. In connection with the above, the provision of WLUFA consultation, guidance and representation at all meetings between our members and University Administration and/or Robert Centa (the lawyer hired to gather facts around the incident);
  3. Ensuring that WLUFA maintains lines of communication with the Administration as it moves forward toward the finding of solutions/ repairing of campus relations and university reputation. This includes, but is not limited to, WLUFA’s role in helping to draft the composition for the Task Force. It is essential that WLUFA be a primary stakeholder in any actions that arise from the Task Force, or the Report that will be issued by the fact-finder, Rob Centa.  To ensure WLUFA’s effectiveness, it has been necessary to refrain from certain public statements, while continuing to press the Administration out of the public eye.
  4. Working with Dawn McDermott and others, the facilitation of workshops and training that can help our members to deal with what many have come to see as increasingly difficult classroom atmospheres over the past number of weeks.

To be clear, WLUFA condemns the violent speech and actions that have, unfortunately, become a daily occurrence on our campuses. In particular, the harm that has been leveled at our Trans Community and its supporters is unacceptable.  WLUFA stands in solidarity with our LGBTQ2 community as they continue to battle their way through walls of ignorance and oppression — walls that seem to have been disproportionately fortified in the last few weeks.

 

WLUFA strongly supports a Laurier that fosters diversity and protects the rights of the diverse groups that make our community what it is.
We take any threat to this diversity seriously, and continue to work with, and put pressure on, the Administration.  To fulfill our primary role as a union — the protection of members’ rights under the collective agreements  — the Executive has not been able to advocate publicly for all the positions our members would like.​

 

I realize that this has disappointed many of you. I have listened carefully to your concerns over these weeks. My first responsibility, however, is to ensure that WLUFA performs its mandate as a union.

 

Sincerely,

Michele Kramer

WLUFA President​

 

AODA Training today

December 12th, 2017

The WLUFA Office is closed until 3:30 p.m.

Office Staff and Executive Committee Members will be in an AODA Training Workshop.

Please send an email should you require immediate assistance.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

 

WLUFA Communications Officer Job Posting

December 5th, 2017
Posting ID : 8568
Apply By : 12/20/2017
Position Title : WLUFA Communications Officer
Department : WLUFA
Job Type : Part-time, Limited Term
Campus : Waterloo
Reports To : Executive Director, WLUFA
Position Summary : At Laurier, we are a community. It’s what brings our students here and what keeps our people here.

As an educational institution, we inspire lives of leadership and purpose in our student community. As an employer, we seek, foster and value the same qualities of leadership and purpose in our employee community.

We currently have an opportunity to join the Laurier community as a Communications Officer.
Working with the WLUFA leadership and staff, the Communications Officer (CO) will plan, develop and implement communication strategies across a variety of media platforms to communicate WLUFA’s vision, strategic directions, and key initiatives. The successful candidate will assist WLUFA with internal communications, external communications, and Member mobilization.

Accountabilities :
    • work with WLUFA leadership to identify communications needs, and plan and implement appropriate strategies which include research, content, monitoring media coverage, and media relations
    • plan, research, compose, edit, and assist in the production of communications in all areas of publication, including the WLUFA website
    • maintain and enhance an integrated social media presence for WLUFA
    • prepare media releases, newspaper articles, op-eds, and community outreach materials
    • produce member mobilization materials
    • provide communications support for WLUFA activities as needed
    • carry out other duties that may be assigned from time to time as the needs and/or circumstances of WLUFA change (such duties shall be discussed prior to assignment to ensure compatibility with workload and expertise)
    • report to the Executive Director
Qualifications :
    • bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism, or a related discipline
    • minimum of three years’ full-time work experience (or its equivalent) in communications, media relations, public affairs, and/or journalism
    • an understanding of and commitment to post-secondary education and trade unionism
    • excellent written and verbal communication skills, including proficiency in MS Word, PowerPoint, and preparing print and electronic publications
    • superior skills in the use of social media platforms (e.g. Twitter) and website management, and ideally experience in running one or more social media platforms for an organization or union
    • excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to work in a collaborative environment
    • strong organizational, problem-solving, time-management, and prioritizing skills in a multi-task environment
    • ideally experience in planning and implementing communication with creativity and imagination
Salary : starting at $32,000/year
Salary Notes : The CO will work 20 hours per week, normally scheduled between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. Some flexibility in hours will be required, including evening and/or weekend work, due to occasional membership events requiring WLUFA representation.
Salary is commensurate with experience. The CO will receive full coverage for their choice of either extended health care or dental care with the option of purchasing membership in the other plan. This is a one-year contract with opportunity for renewal, pending performance and budgetary approval.
To Apply : Applicants should submit a cover letter, writing sample (press release or newsletter) and résumé to Sheila McKee-Protopapas, WLUFA Executive Director c/o [email protected] The deadline for applications is December 20, 2017.
Please Note : This position is represented by CUPE local 1281.

 

Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with qualified candidates who have a combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier’s Employee Success Factors.

Diversity and creating a culture of inclusion is a key pillar of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Strategic Academic Plan and is one of Laurier’s core values. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and from persons of any sexual identities and gender identities. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at [email protected]. Candidates from other equity seeking groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Diversity and Equity Office at [email protected]. We have strived to make our application process accessible however if you require any assistance applying for a position or would like this job posting in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources at 519-884-1970 ext.2007 or [email protected].

​WLUFA Position on Blatchford (et al) News Items

November 16th, 2017

Dear Colleagues,

 

A number of you have written to WLUFA, asking why we have not issued any formal statement about the issues that were brought to light first by Christie Blatchford’s National Post column.

 

The primary task for a union is to protect the rights of its unionized members under their collective agreements — through negotiations, through grievances, through the resolution of workplace conflicts, through service on bilateral committees, through the dissemination of relevant information etc.​

 

With the above in mind, it is WLUFA’s position that the issue elaborated in Blatchford’s column has not yet jeopardized any of our members’ rights. The Employer, in fact, is being supportive of both the faculty members and the graduate student involved (who, it must be clear, is not a member of WLUFA), as well as the student(s) affected in the tutorial.

 

The principle of Academic Freedom is one that WLUFA staunchly upholds and defends for our faculty members. The current case in the news, however, has not resulted in the Employer questioning this right.

 

Please Note:

 

The Administration will be employing a neutral third party to gather facts related to the circumstances which gave rise to this issue. If you are asked to participate in any meetings related to this fact-gathering and wish to have WLUFA representation, please do not hesitate to request this from our office — [email protected]

 

Sincerely,

Michele Kramer

WLUFA President​

 

Equitable Campuses, but for whom?

November 9th, 2017

Equitable campuses, but for whom?