Important Update- Ontario Court strikes down key provisions of Bill 254

Dear colleagues, Following up on yesterday’s note, I wanted to bring to your attention an important update. As you might have seen in the news, yesterday afternoon, the Ford Government announced that they will be invoking the notwithstanding clause of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms to bypass yesterday’s Ontario Superior Court ruling that struck down many of[…]

OCUFA Statement on murder of Afzaal family

Dear colleagues, Please see OCUFA’s statement (2021-06-09 Statement on murder of Afzaal family-EN/  2021-06-09 Statement on murder of Afzaal family-FR) on the recent attack and murder of the Afzaal family. The family was targeted because of their Islamic faith. OCUFA and its members condemn this hateful, violent act and send our solidarity and support to[…]

Ontario Court strikes down key provisions of Bill 254

Dear colleagues, In a decision on June 8th, The Ontario Superior Court of Justice struck down various restrictions to third party political advertising previously introduced by the current government under Bill 254.  As discussed at the May Board meeting, Bill 254 (Protecting Ontario Elections Act, 2021), which received royal ascent in early May, made several important changes to[…]

Join the CUPE Campaign for the Release of Cihan Erdal / Joignez-vous à la campagne du SCFP pour la libération de Cihan Erdal

** La version française suit ** Memorandum 21:33 Date:  June 9, 2021 To:   Presidents and Administrative Officers; Local, Provincial and Federated Associations From:  David Robinson, Executive Director Re:  Join the CUPE Campaign for the Release of Cihan Erdal Please help pressure the Turkish government to release Cihan Erdal, a Carleton University doctoral student, member of CUPE Local 4600,[…]

Panel Discussion on Performance-Based Funding: Implications for Post-Secondary Education in Canada / Discussion de groupe sur le financement axé sur le rendement : des conséquences pour l’enseignement postsecondaire au Canada

Wednesday, June 16th, 2021 // 11:30 am (Eastern Time) (Videoconference) Canadian provinces have traditionally funded post-secondary institutions, for the most part, to reflect enrolment, and the growing focus on performance-based funding stands in marked contrast to that pattern. While different PBF systems exist, they are all based on funding allocation benchmarked to goal setting and “progress” achieved according[…]

WLUFA stands with the Muslim Community in London and across Turtle Island 

In the largest and deadliest mass killing in London’s history, a Muslim family was targeted in a violent, brutal and premeditated truck attack on Sunday. This resulted in the killing of 4 members of the family, leaving only their 9-year-old child in Intensive Care as the only survivor. This act of racism, Islamophobia and white[…]

Casual Vacancy on CAUT Librarians’ and Archivists’ Committee / Vacance temporaire au Comité des bibliothécaires et des archivistes de l’ACPPU

* La version française suit ** Memorandum 21:32 Date:  June 4, 2021 To:  Presidents and Administrative Officers; Local, Federated and Provincial Associations From:  David Robinson, Executive Director Re:  Casual Vacancy on CAUT Librarians’ and Archivists’ Committee CAUT is seeking to fill a casual vacancy on the Librarians’ and Archivists’ Committee for a 3-year term that will expire in May[…]

Casual Vacancy on CAUT Equity Committee / Vacance temporaire au Comité de l’équité de l’ACPPU

* La version française suit ** Memorandum 21:31 Date:  June 4, 2021 To:  Presidents and Administrative Officers; Local, Federated and Provincial Associations From:  David Robinson, Executive Director Re:  Casual Vacancy on CAUT Equity Committee CAUT is seeking to fill a casual vacancy on the Equity Committee for a member representing academic staff with disabilities for a 3-year term that will[…]

WLUFA Stands in Solidarity with People Experiencing Islamophobia and Racism on Campus

WLUFA, along with most members of the campus community, is aware of the widely circulated Islamophobic and Anti-Muslim social media posts. WLUFA condemns Islamophobia, discrimination and persecution of Muslims, and the targeting of Muslims in Canada. Following the targeted killings in the Quebec Mosque shooting, the Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council and Coalition of Muslim Women –[…]

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