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Milton discussion

WLUFA’s Governance Committee invited faculty and librarians last week (Oct 30) to discuss the University Administration’s plan to establish a satellite campus in Milton although government funding was removed, the University reports it is facing a deficit of $18 million, and Departments are being asked to make further cutbacks.   The Administration gave a presentation[…]

Meeting with MPP Glover

Chris Glover, the NDP Critic for Colleges and Universities, has asked to meet with Faculty Members, on November 13th.  They will be on campus to discuss recent funding changes and other challenges and opportunities at the University. This is a challenging time for Ontario’s post-secondary sector and Chris looks forward to the opportunity to learn[…]

Call for Nominations for CAUT Equity Award / Appel de candidatures pour le Prix de l’ACPPU pour l’équité

** La version française suit **   Memorandum 19:37   Date:  October 24, 2019   To:   Presidents and Administrative Officers; Local, Federated and Provincial Associations   From:  David Robinson, Executive Director   Re:  Call for Nominations for CAUT Equity Award     CAUT is soliciting nominations for the CAUT Equity Award. The Award was[…]

Call for Nominations for Bernice Schrank Award / Appel de candidatures pour le Prix Bernice-Schrank

** La version française suit **   Memorandum 19:38   Date:  October 24, 2019   To:   Presidents and Administrative Officers; Local, Federated and Provincial Associations   From:  David Robinson, Executive Director   Re:  Call for Nominations for Bernice Schrank Award     CAUT is soliciting nominations for the Bernice Schrank Award. The Award was[…]

Waterloo Women’s Faculty Colleague

Dear Colleagues,   As your Waterloo Women’s Faculty Colleague, my role includes providing opportunities for women-identified faculty to get together in the spirit of collegiality and learning.   I have been holding regular drop in times at Byte75 on Mondays from 9am-10am.  This has been both fun and informative, but perhaps unsurprisingly most of the[…]

Ontario Universities and Colleges Coalition Issues Press Release vs Performance-Based Funding

The OUCC, which represents over 435,000 Ontario PSE faculty, staff and students, recently issued a press release in opposition to the Ford government’s performance-based funding model for PSE. Among the criticisms laid out in the press release are that not only has the government failed to lay out clearly how a number of the metrics are to[…]

Supplement to the 2005 travel advisory / Supplément à l’Avis aux voyageurs de l’ACPPU de 2005

Supplement to 2005 CAUT Travel Advisory In 2017, the Canadian government enacted new legislation that expanded the search powers of preclearance officers at airports. Even though that law is not yet in force, there are reported instances of Canadian and American border agents demanding to search electronic devices of travellers. This advisory, also available on[…]

Inequity in PSE to Be the Inevitable By-product of Ontario Gov’t Performance-Based Funding

  Various stakeholders in post-secondary education have issued strong statements against the Ford Government’s funding model for PSE. At the centre of the statements is a deep concern for the ways in which the funding model will entrench inequity into the PSE system itself. A statement from the Ontario Universities and College Coalition warns that “Without[…]

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