New CRA Rules for Claiming Home Office Expenses due to COVID-19 for 2020 Tax Year / Nouvelles règles de l’ARC pour réclamer des frais imputables à la COVID-19 pour l’année d’imposition 2020

** La version française suit ** Memorandum 20:77 Date: December 18, 2020 To: Presidents and Administrative Officers: Local, Federated and Provincial Associations From: David Robinson, Executive Director Re: New CRA Rules for Claiming Home Office Expenses due to COVID-19 for 2020 Tax Year On December 15, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) announced details of the new simplified process for claiming expenses related[…]

University and College Winter Semester Plans / Plans des universités et collèges pour la session d’hiver

** La  version  française suit ** Memorandum 20:76 Date:  December 17, 2020 To:  Presidents and Administrative Officers; Local, Federated and Provincial Associations From:  David Robinson, Executive Director Re:  University and College Winter Semester Plans CAUT continues to track institutional plans for delivery of courses during the pandemic. We have compiled a database of almost 120 institutions’ back to school plans, including[…]

Second Phase of OHCOW Survey of Workers’ Experience during a Pandemic / Deuxième phase du sondage de l’OHCOW sur l’expérience des travailleurs et travailleuses pendant une pandémie

** La  version  française suit ** Second Phase of OHCOW Survey of Workers’ Experience during a Pandemic This survey is designed to learn about your experiences as a worker during a pandemic.  This survey is a repeat of the survey originally launched in April/May 2020.  Things have changed since this first survey, so we thought[…]

25 Years of the Employment Equity Act / Les 25 ans de la Loi sur l’équité en matière d’emploi

December 15, 2020 is the 25th anniversary of the federal Employment Equity Act.  Join a virtual event to discuss its impact and where we need to go from here. The event will take place in French and English and have closed captioning. December 15, 2020 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm (EST) Registration https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hbXp1FsBRKaYWTrZLTZnuQ?_x_zm_rtaid=Rc0S1lQoSvyKI0c0vZD5Fw.1607624235587.15c6b04831f8a77d2be5967b1f54758b&_x_zm_rhtaid=892 Speakers: Carol Agócs is[…]

Update on the Canada Christian College (CCC)

Sent on behalf of OCUFA Executive Director Jenny Anh Dear Colleagues,   We wanted to provide you with an update regarding the status of Bill 213 and the provision to grant the Canada Christian College university status (schedule 2 of the bill).  On Monday, the official opposition moved a motion in the Legislature condemning the hateful views of Charles McVety and calling on the[…]

Applications for OCUFA’s Henry Mandelbaum Graduate Fellowship Now Open

Dear Board Directors and Presidents, We are pleased to announce this year’s application portal for the Henry Mandelbaum Graduate Fellowship for Excellence in Social Sciences, Humanities, or Arts is now open. Please note that the deadline for applications is March 5, 2021. The application guidelines are available here, and applications must be submitted online. OCUFA can[…]

2018-2019 Financial Information of Universities & 2019-20 University Academic Staff Salary Data available / Disponibilité de l’information financière des universités pour 2018-2019 et des données sur les salaires des professeurs d’université pour 2…

** La  version  française suit **  Memorandum 20:71  Date:  November 13, 2020  To:  Presidents and Administrative Officers; Local and Federated Associations  From:  David Robinson, Executive Director  Re:  2018-2019 Financial Information of Universities & 2019-2020 University Academic Staff Salary Data available  Financial Information of Universities  As mentioned in the October 9th Memorandum 20:54, the 2018-2019 Financial Information of Universities is now available. As[…]

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

** La  version  française suit ** Memorandum 20:72 Date:  November 16, 2020 To:  Presidents of Local, Federated and Provincial Associations; CAUT Executive Committee From:  Brenda Austin-Smith, President; Peter McInnis, Vice-President; James Compton, Past President; David Robinson, Executive Director Re:  CAUT Committee Vacancies We are asking member associations for assistance in identifying potential members for CAUT’s standing committees. We welcome names[…]

CAUT’s Fair Employment Week starts today! / La Semaine de l’équité d’emploi de l’ACPPU commence aujourd’hui !

** La  version  française suit ** CAUT’s Fair Employment Week starts today! October 19 to 23 CAUT has organized a full week of online activities for Fair Employment Week (FEW), taking place from October 19 to 23. Associations are encouraged to circulate the FEW schedule and registration links below to their membership. ——— Fair Employment Week,[…]

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