New Post-Secondary Mental Health Standard – Impacts on Students and Academic Workers (Webinar) / Nouvelle Norme sur la santé mentale des étudiants du postsecondaire – Impact sur les étudiants et le personnel académique

Memorandum 21:44 Date:    August 12, 2021 To:         Presidents and Administrative Officers; Local, Federated and Provincial Associations From:   David Robinson, Executive Director Re:        New Post-Secondary Mental Health Standard: Impacts on Students and Academic Workers (Webinar) On October 7, 2020, the National Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students was launched. According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, […]

Legal Considerations for Mandatory Vaccine Policies / Considérations juridiques entourant les politiques de vaccination obligatoire

** La version française suit ** Memorandum 21:41 Date:  July 26, 2021 To:  Presidents and Administrative Officers; Local and Federated Associations From:  David Robinson, Executive Director Re:  Legal Considerations for Mandatory Vaccine Policies As institutions announce reopening plans for the Fall semester, questions have arisen about whether universities and colleges can legally mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for staff and students. Everyone […]

Note 2140 Postes vacants au Comité des francophones de l’ACPPU / Vacancies on CAUT Francophones’ Committee

Note 21:40 Date :  21 juillet 2021 Destinataires :  Présidents et agents administratifs; Associations locales, provinciales et fédérées Expéditeur : David Robinson, directeur général Objet :  Postes vacants au Comité des francophones de l’ACPPU Le Comité de direction de l’ACPPU a besoin de votre aide afin de pourvoir trois vacances au sein du Comité des francophones pour une période de […]

NSERC National Security Guidelines for Research Partnerships / Lignes directrices sur la sécurité nationale pour les partenariats de recherche du CRSNG

** La version française suit ** Memorandum 21:39 Date:  July 15, 2021 To:  Presidents and Administrative Officers; Local, Federated, and Provincial Associations From:  David Robinson, Executive Director Re:  NSERC National Security Guidelines for Research Partnerships On July 12, the Government of Canada introduced the National Security Guidelines for Research Partnerships that will, effective immediately, require applicants and their institutions to complete […]

Support WRLC’s Labour Day Ed Weidinger Memorial Community BBQ:

Our annual event has been renamed and has become COVID-19 friendly! Ed Weidinger was the WRLC Treasurer for over 25 years – the longest-serving Labour Council Treasurer when he died in April 2021. He was a life-long labour activist and dedicated to improving the lives of all Waterloo Region workers. Our Labour Day Picnic and BBQ has […]

WLUFA Statement on ongoing confirmation of unmarked graves at Residential Schools

With the recent confirmation of 751 unmarked graves at the former Marieval Indian Residential School on the territory of the Cowessess First Nation, WLUFA asks members to take action to support survivors and Indigenous peoples. While many are reacting with dismay or shock, former Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Chair Murray Sinclair estimated earlier this month that thousands […]

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 […]

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