OCUFA statement on the Ontario government’s cancellation of the French-language university

Dear Colleagues:   Please find attached OCUFA’s statement (in English and French) regarding the Ontario government’s recent cancellation of the planned French-language university in the province.   Also, at the CAUT Council meeting last weekend, a motion was also passed condemning the Ontario government’s decision and a letter sent from CAUT to the Ontario Premier […]

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November 2018 View this email in your browser New video on Equity While post-secondary institutions are publicly committed to equity and diversity, progress has been slow in achieving employment and wage equity for academic staff. This is why we need to keep talking about it and help towards real and significant actions and improvements. The […]

Support academic staff at Athabasca//Nos collègues d’Athabasca ont besoin de vous

*Le français suit Support academic staff at Athabasca University Dear activist, Colleagues with the Athabasca University Faculty Association (AUFA) are presently negotiating a new collective agreement, and their employer is demanding major concessions. The administration is proposing a two-year wage freeze, and an aggressive set of language concessions. These concessions include a proposal to allow […]

Important report on academic freedom at McGill// Rapport important sur la liberté académique à McGill

I   November 2018                  *La version française suit McGill violated academic freedom Dear colleague, The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) just released the report of an investigation into the controversial resignation of Dr. Andrew Potter from the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC). Professor Potter found himself at […]

CAUT Committee Vacancies / Postes vacants aux comités de l’ACPPU

** La version française suit **   Memorandum 18 : 34   Date:  November 13, 2018   To:  Presidents of Local, Federated and Provincial Associations; CAUT Executive Committee   From:   James Compton, President; Brenda Austin-Smith, Vice-President; Robin Vose, Past President; David Robinson, Executive Director   Re:  CAUT Committee Vacancies   We are asking member associations […]

Nominations for OCUFA’s 2018 Lorimer Distinguished Service Award for Bargaining – deadline December 08, 2018 – Final Notice

Dear Colleagues: This is the final notice regarding nominations for OCUFA’s  2018 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 flyers […]

Comprehensive Report Confirms What Contract Faculty Already Know: Canadian universities make an “institutional choice” to perpetuate precarious employment

After years of attempting to get a comprehensive picture of the use of contract faculty in Canadian universities, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has published its ground-breaking report, Contract U: Contract faculty appointments at Canadian universities. Achieved through FIPPA reqests to all 78 publically-funded Canadian universities, the report confirms what many of us have […]

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