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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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