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,[…]

#AllOutSep30

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[…]

Scholars Strike / Executive Meeting Postponement / Digital Teach-In

In support of Scholars Strike Canada, the WLUFA Executive will postpone its scheduled meeting on Wednesday to collectively watch the digital teach-in at 2:30pm, “Gender, Colonialism and Anti-Black Police Racist Violence” with Erica Violet Lee and El Jones and moderated by OmiSoore Dryden.  More details about programming and schedules can be found on Scholar Strike Canada’s program[…]

Invitation to attend SWEC’s “Combatting anti-Black racism in the academy: A primer for faculty”

Dear Colleagues, This year the Status of Women and Equity Committee is hosting training workshop is entitled “Combatting anti-Black racism in the academy: A primer for faculty”. The workshop will be open to all members of OCUFA. So we would like to encourage you to invite your colleagues and share the information with your faculty[…]

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