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WLUFA & WLU Reach Tentative Agreement

Greetings, The university and the Wilfrid Laurier Faculty Association (WLUFA) are pleased to announce a tentative agreement on the renewal of the collective agreement representing 549 Full-time Faculty and 21 Professional Librarians. The current agreement is set to expire on June 30, 2020. The parties exchanged proposals on April 30th, and have been meeting daily[…]

Remote Teaching during COVID-19

***** La version française suivra ***** Memorandum 20:27 Date:  May 20, 2020 To:  Presidents and Administrative Officers: Local, Federated and Provincial Associations From:  David Robinson, Executive Director Re:  Remote Teaching during COVID-19 As universities and colleges develop plans for the 2020-21 academic year, many are preparing for the continuation of remote instruction either fully or in part. The initial pivot to remote[…]

Support for research welcome but further expansion of the wage subsidy program needed / Bravo pour le soutien à la recherche, mais il faut aussi élargir le programme de subvention salariale

* La  version  française suit ** Support for research welcome but further expansion of the wage subsidy program neededThe Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) welcomes the recent announcement from the federal government of $450 million in further support to the research community, but remains concerned that public universities and colleges remain ineligible for the[…]

Provinces should permanently shelve performance-based funding plans / Les provinces doivent définitivement renoncer aux critères de financement fondé sur le rendement

* La  version  française suit ** Provinces should permanently shelve performance-based funding plans The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) welcomes the Ontario government’s decision to suspend plans to introduce performance-based funding (PBF) for post-secondary institutions, but says the decision should be made permanent. “It is the right decision and the Ford government should not[…]

Post-secondary educators issue urgent call for support to offset impacts of COVID-19 / Le secteur postsecondaire demande instamment du soutien pour compenser les impacts de la COVID-19

** La  version  française suit ** Post-secondary educators issue urgent call for support to offset impacts of COVID-19The federal government must address the significant financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on universities and colleges with a series of bold measures to strengthen public funding and to maintain enrolment levels, says the Canadian Association of University[…]

Federal Advocacy in the Time of Covid-19 / Action politique auprès du gouvernement fédéral pendant la COVID-19

** La  version  française suit ** Memorandum 20:22 Date:  April 30, 2020 To:       Presidents and Administrative Officers; Local, Federated and Provincial Associations From:  David Robinson, Executive Director Re:  Federal Advocacy in the Time of Covid-19 The COVID-19 pandemic has had an immediate impact on the lives of our members and students, and is generating uncertainty for the coming[…]

CAUT Marks Day of Mourning / L’ACPPU souligne le Jour de deuil national

** La  version  française suit ** CAUT Marks Day of Mourning The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) stands with unions and employee associations across the country to observe this year’s National Day of Mourning in recognition of workers killed or injured on the job. Nearly five million workers in Canada have been deemed essential[…]

Additional funding builds Canada’s COVID-19 research capacity / Nouvel investissement pour renforcer la capacité de recherche sur la COVID-19 au Canada

 La  version  française suit ** Additional funding builds Canada’s COVID-19 research capacity Last week’s announcement that the federal government will provide more than $1 billion for medical research will help ensure that researchers working across the country have the funding they need to continue their crucial work necessary toward the road to recovery from COVID-19,[…]

CAUT welcomes new measures for post-secondary students

The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) welcomes today’s announcement by the federal government of new supports for students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. “The financial support initially provided through the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) left out many students,” says CAUT Executive Director David Robinson. “Today’s announcement of nearly $9 billion in funding for[…]

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