RE: St Michael’s Faculty Support Strike Action

Dear Colleagues;   I know you are used to receiving updates like this from Donna and Kimiko, but I am taking the holiday shift while they get some much-needed R&R. Attached, please find a press release (UTFA-USMC-Release-StrikeVote-20121217) from the unionized faculty and librarians at St. Michael’s College (represented by UTFA) outlining their successful strike vote[…]

Henry Mandelbaum Graduate Fellowship Application packages 2015 – NOTE: New Masters level award established. Please review carefully.

Dear Faculty Association Colleagues: I am pleased to attach this year’s application packages (Doctoral 2015, Masters2015) for the Henry Mandelbaum Graduate Fellowship for Excellence in Social Sciences, Humanities, or Arts. Please note that the deadline for applications is March 6, 2015. An important change has been made to the Fellowships starting this year. OCUFA’s Board[…]

Ontario Online Learning Consortium

The following is an update from OCUFA President Kate Lawson regarding faculty representation on the Ontario Online Learning Consortium and related issues.   Dear Colleagues,   I am writing to provide an update regarding faculty representation on the Governing Board of the Ontario Online Learning Consortium (OOLC). OOLC is the online learning initiative directed by[…]

Urgent Action Appeal: Protest the abduction and assassination of Mexican students

  http://www.caut.ca/news/2014/11/03/urgent-action-appeal-protest-the-abduction-and-assassination-of-mexican-students Urgent Action Appeal: Protest the abduction and assassination of Mexican students The Canadian Association of University Teachers is urging members to sign an open letter protesting the kidnapping and assassination of college students by police in Guerrero, Mexico. “The Federal Attorney General of Mexico must launch a prompt, full and impartial investigation into[…]

OCUFA SMA analysis

Hello all Faculty Association Presidents and Board Directors: Find attached a copy of OCUFA’s analysis (7)c)i) OCUFA Policy Statement on Differentiation 20140216 and 7)d) Analysis of SMA documents – October 2014) of the Strategic Mandate Agreements (SMAs), which was distributed at the October 25-26 board meeting. It is also accompanied by OCUFA’s May 2014 policy statement[…]

Nominations for OCUFA’s 2014 Lorimer Distinguished Service Award for Bargaining – deadline December 15, 2014

Importance: High   Dear Colleagues:   Nominations are now open for OCUFA’s  2014 Lorimer Award. This award recognizes outstanding contributions to improving the terms and conditions of employment of Ontario university faculty through bargaining. It was created by OCUFA in 2009 in honor of Doug and Joyce Lorimer. Attached to this email, please find promotional[…]

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