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WLUFA Panel on Conflict Resolution Successful

March 15th, 2019

The WLUFA-organized round-table discussion titled “Zero Tolerance: Conflict Resolution, Harassment, and Toxicity in the University” answered a number of timely questions for the faculty and staff members in attendance yesterday.

The panel, moderated by WLUFA President David Monod, included experts in the field of conflict resolution: Jesmen Mendoza of Ryerson University’s Faculty Association, Jim McDonald of Goldblatt Partners, and Michael Conlon, Executive Director of OCUFA. Each panelist provided an insightful look at workplace harassment and conflict resolution from a differing perspective. Mendoza outlined some of the reasons why workplace harassment occurs, as well as provided a sketch of departments that he considers models for maintaining positive relationships between members. Conlon provided a summation of the Steven Galloway (UBC) suit — a clear example of what can happen when a university fails to foster collegial relationships and/or protect its members from attack. McDonald provided the all-important legal background that served as a foundation for the entire discussion.

It wasn’t all business, of course. Congratulations go to Kirsten Yri who won our door prize — a gift certificate from Gina’s Spa in Waterloo.

WLUFA is pleased with the results of its first organized round-table and is hoping to provide similar future opportunities to bring information to our members.

 

March 8 — International Women’s Day Event. All welcome!

March 6th, 2019

This is a reminder for the event occurring on March 8th, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, in the Dean of Science’s Boardroom in the Science Building (N1046).  Please join me to celebrate International Women’s Day. Please bring your lunch; desserts and beverages will be provided.

 Take an hour or so from your heavy schedule to come and chat, and to relax a bit.  I will be giving an update on what I have done as the WFC this past year.

 Looking forward to seeing you there,

 Frédérique

 Frédérique C. Guinel, Ph.D.,

Women’s Faculty Colleague,

Professor, Biology Department,

Wilfrid Laurier University

e-mail: fguinel@wlu.ca

Phone: (519) 884-0710, ext 2230

Call for Nominations for CAUT Academic Librarians’ and Archivists’ Distinguished Service Award / Appel de candidatures pour le Prix des bibliothécaires et des archivistes pour services émérites de l’ACPPU

March 4th, 2019

Memorandum 19:09

 

Date:  March 4, 2019

 

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

 

From:  David Robinson, Executive Director

 

Re:  Call for Nominations for CAUT Academic Librarians’ and Archivists’ Distinguished Service Award

 

 

 

 

 

CAUT is soliciting nominations for the CAUT Academic Librarians’ and Archivists’ Distinguished Service Award. The Award was established in 1994 to recognize outstanding contributions to the advancement of the status and/or working conditions of academic librarians and archivists at Canadian universities and colleges.

 

Criteria

 

  • Candidates may be either current or former academic librarians or archivists or other academic staff.

 

  • Candidates will be assessed on the significance of their contribution to the advancement of the status and/or working conditions of academic librarians and archivists at the local, regional or national level.

 

  • 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 June 1, 2019. The nomination form and procedures are available on the CAUT website. Nominations will be reviewed by CAUT’s Librarians’ and Archivists’ 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 19:09

 

Date :  Le 4 mars 2019

 

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

 

Expéditeur :  David Robinson, directeur général

 

Objet :  Appel de candidatures pour le Prix des bibliothécaires et des archivistes pour services émérites de l’ACPPU

 

 

 

 

 

L’ACPPU sollicite actuellement des candidatures pour le Prix des bibliothécaires et des archivistes pour services émérites de l’ACPPU. Le prix a été créé en 1994 dans le but de récompenser ceux et celles qui contribuent de manière exceptionnelle à l’avancement du statut ou des conditions de travail des bibliothécaires et des archivistes d’université et de collège au Canada.

 

Critères

 

§  Les candidats et candidates peuvent être des bibliothécaires ou des archivistes ou d’autres membres du personnel académique en poste ou l’ayant déjà été.

  • Les candidatures sont évaluées selon l’importance de leur apport à l’avancement du statut ou des conditions de travail des bibliothécaires et des archivistes d’université ou de collège, que ce soit à l’échelle locale, régionale ou nationale.

 

  • La qualité de l’apport du candidat ou de la candidate peut résulter d’un projet ou d’une activité unique ou d’efforts accumulés par un engagement constant sur une longue période.

 

Les associations de personnel académique ou toutes les autres parties intéressées sont invitées à soumettre des candidatures. La date limite pour le dépôt des mises en candidature est le 1er juin 2019. Celles-ci seront examinées par le Comité des bibliothécaires et des archivistes 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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Call for Nominations for CAUT Sarah Shorten Award / Appel de candidatures pour le prix Sarah-Shorten

March 4th, 2019

Memorandum 19:08

 

Date:  March 4, 2019

 

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, 2019. 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 19:08

 

Date :  Le 4 mars 2019

 

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 2019. 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.

 

 
Canadian Association of University Teachers
Association canadienne des professeures et professeurs d’université
2705, promenade Queensview Drive, Ottawa (Ontario) K2B 8K2
Tel \ Tél. (613) 820-2270 | Fax \ Téléc. (613) 820-7244
CAUT.ca \ //Facebook.com/caut.acppu \ @caut_acppu

 

Worldviews annual lecture: Truth and Reconciliation in higher education and the media – March 19, 2019

March 1st, 2019

An event that may be of interest to faculty

Truth and Reconciliation in higher education and the media: What are the responsibilities? What is needed to overcome the legacy of colonialism?

 

In 2015, the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission was released, resulting in many universities and media outlets attempting to address the report’s calls to action. There are concerns that the initiatives undertaken have been ad hoc and do not address the ongoing legacy of colonialism.

 

Join us for an engaging talk by Tanya Talaga (award winning journalist and author) about the legacy of cultural genocide in Canada and her hope for a more inclusive and equitable future. Her talk will be followed by a panel of media professionals and academics (including David Newhouse, Chair of the Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies at Trent University; Jesse Wente, Director of the Indigenous Screen Office; Hayden King, Yellowhead Institute and Ryerson University; and Susan Hill, Centre for Indigenous Studies, University of Toronto). The discussion will further explore issues of reconciliation in the media and higher education.

 

The Worldviews Lecture is organized by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations, the Centre for the Study of Canadian and International Higher Education at the University of Toronto, and the Ryerson School of Journalism. It is made possible with the generous support of the Academica Group, Inside Higher Ed, and University World News.

 

Date and time: Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 7pm to 9pm.
Location: The Catalyst at FCAD, Ryerson University, 80 Gould Street – RCC 230, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B 2K3
Registration: This is a free public event but advance registration is required to participate in person or to participate on-line.

For more information and to register please visit: https://worldviewsconference.com/2019-lecture/

 

Mark Rosenfeld, Ph.D
Conference Director, 2019 Worldviews Conference on Media and Higher Education
Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations
17 Isabella Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4Y 1M7
Tel: 416-270-6859
E-mail: mrosenfeld@ocufa.on.ca
Web:   www.worldviewsconference.com

www.ocufa.on.ca

www.academicmatters.ca

 

CAUT Education Review: The Parliamentary Review of the Copyright Act

February 28th, 2019

February 2019 /février 2019

 

This updated issue of CAUT’s Education Review highlights what is at stake in the on-going parliamentary review of the Copyright Act and impacts of the recently negotiated Canada-US-Mexico free trade agreement. Currently,  the Act balances just remuneration for authors with allowing educators and researchers to make knowledge accessible. Corporate publishers are working hard to change the balance to restrict the use of copyrighted works in the education sector.

 

The CAUT Education Review can also be accessed on the CAUT website.

 

 

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February 28th, 2019
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March 14 Round-table: Workplace Harassment and Conflict Resolution

February 26th, 2019

On 14 March, in the Senate and Board Chamber, from 2:30-4:00, WLUFA is hosting a round table discussion on workplace harassment and conflict resolution.  Please note that this event will have video conferencing available at the Brantford Campus in room CB100.

Emma Phillips, from the law firm Goldblatt Partners, will present on the law regarding workplace harassment and will talk about some recent cases; Dr. Jesmen Mendoza, from Ryerson, will offer ideas on how to resolve conflicts before they get out-of-hand; and Dr. Michael Conlon, the Executive Director of OCUFA, and former Director of the British Columbia Federation of Faculty Associations, will talk about best practices when an investigation starts and will draw some lessons from the UBC/Galloway case.  After the speakers’ remarks, we’ll open the floor for questions and discussion.

Light refreshment will be provided and Linda has arranged for a raffle draw, just in case you need further incentives!

None of us know when we might find ourselves involved in a conflict in the workplace and knowledge of university policy, Ontario law, and what to do and not do may prove invaluable.

We look  forward to seeing you on the 14th!

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February 11th, 2019

 

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Congratulations to Dr. Lianne Leddy: Recipient of OCUFA’s Status of Women and Equity Award of Distinction

February 10th, 2019

lianne leddy swec award

WLUFA would like to congratulate Dr. Lianne Leddy, Assistant Professor in Indigenous Studies at Laurier Brantford, on being awarded OCUFA’s prestigious Status of Women and Equity Award of Distinction.

The award was presented to Dr. Leddy this past weekend at an awards luncheon held in Toronto. Dr. Leddy, a citizen of Serpent River First Nation, was recognized for her ongoing work in helping to further the presence of Indigenous curriculum, content and consciousness in the academy and we, at Laurier, have been lucky enough to benefit from her seemingly indefatigable labour in these areas. The OCUFA media release notes:

“As a mentor to Indigenous students and an ally to other faculty and staff, Professor Leddy is widely respected for her knowledge and expertise. She served as the Indigenous Studies Program Coordinator for three years, was a member of the Indigenous Research Ethics Conference organizing committee, and actively supports other departments and programs in the university with their efforts to incorporate Indigenous curriculum. Dr. Leddy has been instrumental in the creation and administration of a program at Laurier called the Indigenous Knowledge Fund. This fund provides financial and logistical support for faculty to bring Indigenous knowledge holders to speak to their classes, which has greatly increased Indigenous content taught across the university.”

The OCUFA Status of Women and Equity Award of Distinction was developed in order to recognize “exceptional OCUFA members who have worked tirelessly, and frequently without recognition” in order to provide a model of leadership that “has improved the lives and working conditions of equity seeking university faculty and, by extension, their families, friends, and colleagues”.

Along with our congratulations, WLUFA wishes to express its gratitude for the ally-ship that Lianne has offered to so many of her colleagues, our members.