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 […]

Urgent Appeal: Solidarity with Ukraine

(Ottawa – March 4, 2022) The Canadian Association of University Teachers is joining with Education International in standing in solidarity with students, teachers, academics, and the people of Ukraine to condemn Russia’s horrific invasion. We call upon the Canadian government and the international community to step up efforts to provide humanitarian assistance to those affected by the […]

Harry Crowe Foundation Conference 2022 – Academic Freedom and the Law

February 10-11, 2022 Academic freedom in Canada is the right of academic staff to teach and discuss, to research and publish, to participate in the academic governance of and to criticize their administration, and to exercise their civil liberties, including freedom of expression, without institutional censorship. The exercise of academic freedom is both facilitated by and […]

OCUFA’s response to Omicron surge

Greetings: Please see attached OCUFA’s statement in English and French regarding the recent Omicron surge regarding the physical and mental health of university faculty, academic librarians, and other academics, the inadequate guidance on the return to campuses, and the Ontario government’s lack of prioritizing faculty, staff, and students for the winter session. In solidarity, Jenny J. […]

Urgent Appeal: CAUT Refugee Foundation and Afghanistan / Appel urgent : la Fondation pour les réfugiés de l’ACPPU et l’Afghanistan

** La version française suit ** Memorandum 21:70 Date:  November 30, 2021 To:  Presidents and Administrative Officers; Local, Provincial and Federated Associations From:  David Robinson, Executive Director Re:  Urgent Appeal: CAUT Refugee Foundation and Afghanistan The current humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan has prompted the Executive Committee to reactivate the CAUT Refugee Foundation. The Foundation was initially created in the […]

Support UOITFA: Write a letter in support of our colleagues

The UOIT Faculty Association, UOITFA, is hosting a letter writing campaign to challenge the conditions faced by professors at Ontario Tech. Click the link below to send a form letter to the University administration to avoid a strike at Ontario Tech. The details of the letter are quoted below: The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and […]

URGENT: Support UOITFA to avoid a strike and improve learning conditions at Ontario Tech

Dear colleagues, Thank you for your demonstration of solidarity for UOITFA at the OCUFA Board meeting on Saturday. To put pressure on the administration to negotiate a fair deal, the UOIT Faculty Association is asking that your faculty association and your members send a letter of support to the Ontario Tech President, Provost and Chair of the Board of […]

Update on “Working for Workers Act” (Bill 27)

Dear colleagues,  I am writing to you with a brief update on the recently tabled government bill, “Working for Workers Act” (Bill 27).   The omnibus bill includes a host of changes to different pieces of legislation. One of the provisions in schedule 2 of the bill that can potentially have an impact on some OCUFA members is the requirement for some employers to develop “disconnecting from work” policies under […]

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