WLUFA Executive calls for Resignations of of Ross Romano and Laurentian Senior Leadership Team

On Monday, April 12 it was publicly revealed that 110 full-time faculty members and an untold number of contract faculty and staff had lost their jobs and 69 programs (mostly in social sciences and humanities, leaving most STEM programs intact) were being cut at Laurentian University. These devastating cuts are the direct result of the[…]

Day of Action: End Precarious Employment

There is a big elephant in the room of postsecondary education, that negatively affects students, community, tenured faculty, and contract faculty. This is chronic underfunding. Chronic underfunding is the root cause of precarity on campus and astronomically high tuition fees. This underfunding is the reason 50 per cent of undergraduate courses are taught by precariously[…]

Laurentian CCAA weekly update

To: OCUFA Executive, Board Directors, Faculty Association Presidents and Staff; It’s been an incredibly difficult week as LUFA members have been dealing with the chilling effect of the CCAA process. In addition, last week, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine Faculty Association learned that the government had made a unilateral decision to sever NOSM’s relationship[…]

Invitation to OCUFA webinar on Academic Ableism, Policy and Process during the pandemic

Dear Colleagues, OCUFA’s Status of Women and Equity Committee is holding a webinar titled Academic Ableism: Policy, Process, Pandemic with Dr. Jay Dolmage on May 7, 2021 at 10am. The webinar is open to all OCUFA members. Please register here to attend and share with your colleagues. You will receive the webinar link closer to the event date.   Workshop title: Academic[…]

COVID-19, the Climate Crisis, and WLUFA: Pandemic Lessons for our Work-Related Carbon Emissions

A brief summary of a WLUFA Climate Action Committee panel discussion WLUFA’s new Climate Action Committee held its first public event through Zoom on Tuesday March 16. About 15 WLUFA members attended a discussion of the ways in which WLUFA might facilitate a more carbon-neutral return to normal operations after the pandemic. The event began[…]

Solidarity Update: Devastating cuts to Laurentian Announced

WLUFA is appalled by the recent devastating cuts initiated by Laurentian University’s administration, which include the laying off of 80 to 100 professors and the elimination of 58 undergraduate and 11 graduate programs. This is in addition to the earlier announcement from Laurentian that it was unilaterally severing its federation agreements with three institutions,  Université[…]

Statement on Laurentian University’s ongoing CCAA process

In the strongest possible terms, WLUFA condemns the ongoing inaction of the provincial government in its failure to intervene to stop the commercial bankruptcy process (the Companies’ Creditors Arrangements Act – CCAA) initiated by Laurentian University’s administration. WLUFA stands in solidarity with our colleagues at the Laurentian University Faculty Association / Association des professeures et[…]

WLUFA Election Results: Executive Committee 2021/2022

Sent on behalf of the WLUFA Nominations & Elections Committee Greetings, We are pleased to announce the results of the 2021 WLUFA Executive Committee election as per the WLUFA Constitution which can be found here: https://www.wlufa.ca/governance-2/. 2021/2022 Executive Committee Members Name                                                    Number of Votes Sapna Isotupa                                              204 Jim Gerlach                                                   199             Anne-Marie Allison                                     188 Kimberly Ellis-Hale                                      […]

Memorandum 21:20 : Registration for CAUT Online Spring Organizing School

Date:  April 7, 2021 To:  Presidents and Administrative Officers; Local and Federated Associations From:  David Robinson, Executive Director Re:  Registration for CAUT Online Spring Organizing School Register for CAUT’s spring organizing school. CAUT is once again offering a bilingual online training program to help academic staff association leaders and activists sharpen their organizing skills and to network and brainstorm with[…]

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