A Message from WLUFA

Greetings,  In the midst of these discouraging and alienating circumstances it seems a bit perverse to welcome everyone back to the Fall term.  But here we are, so a heartfelt welcome to friends, colleagues and new members! Normally, WLUFA hosts a Fall Term Social, but as we’re sure you all understand it is being cancelled[…]

Academic Freedom and Remote Teaching / Liberté académique et enseignement à distance

** La  version  française suit ** Memorandum 20:51  Date: September 30, 2020  To: Presidents and Administrative Officers: Local, Federated and Provincial Associations  From: David Robinson, Executive Director  Re: Academic Freedom and Remote Teaching  The shift to remote teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic has created several challenges, not least of which is the emergence of new threats to academic freedom.[…]

1492 Land Back

Letter of Support – 1492 Land Back In acknowledgement that Wilfrid Laurier University continues to operate on and thus profit from lands on the Haldimand Tract and as an expression of solidarity with and support for Indigenous land defenders at the 1492 Land Back Lane reclamation site on Six Nations territory outside of Caledonia, Ontario,[…]


The Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty Association joins with those organizing the #AllOutSep30 to commemorate Orange Shirt Day, a day of remembrance of the state-sanctioned violence against Indigenous children and communities through the Residential School system. All Out September 30 is a labour action/teach-in/social justice advocacy happening on September 30, 2020. We ask University administrators to[…]

U of T facing scrutiny over academic freedom controversy /// L’Université de Toronto face à une enquête suite à une controverse sur la liberté académique

** La  version  française suit ** U of T facing scrutiny over academic freedom controversy The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) is investigating allegations that the University of Toronto bowed to outside pressure in rescinding an offer of employment to an internationally recognized scholar. Following a competitive hiring process, Valentina Azarova was the unanimous[…]

OCUFA Briefing note on full-time, first year, fall entry undergraduate September 2020 confirmations at Ontario universities

OCUFA Briefing Note: 2020 September Confirmations September 17, 2020 September confirmations data from the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC) are the earliest publicly available indicator of fall enrolment at Ontario universities. They show the number of students who have confirmed their acceptance for “full-time, year-one, fall-entry, undergraduate university study.” Although not all confirmations become fall[…]

Fair Employment Week (FEW) – October 19-23, 2020 / Semaine de l’équité d’emploi, 19-23 octobre 2020

** La  version  française suit ** Memorandum 20:46 Date:  September 15, 2020 To:   Presidents and Administrative Officers; Local, Federated and Provincial Associations From:  David Robinson, Executive Director Re:  Fair Employment Week (FEW) – October 19-23, 2020 Mark your calendar. Fair Employment Week (FEW) is taking place October 19-23, 2020. In light of COVID-19, this[…]

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