United Way COVID-19 Emergency Fund

The Executive Committee voted to make a donation to the United Way COVID-19 Emergency Fund.  A donation of $500.00 has been donated to each of the Waterloo and Brantford Chapters. Should you wish to make your own donation the links are below! Waterloo – http://www.uwaywrc.ca/communityresponsefund/ Brantford – https://www.brantunitedway.org/emergency-community-support-fun

CAUT calls on the federal government to extend emergency wage subsidy support to universities and colleges

In recommendations presented to the federal Finance Committee, the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) is calling on the federal government to allow universities and colleges to access the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS). “Universities and colleges, like other organizations, need financial support to retain and pay employees during the COVID-19 pandemic,” says CAUT Executive[…]

WLUFA and University ratify new agreement

Sent on behalf of David Monod, WLUFA President: The membership of the Wilfrid Laurier Faculty Association (WLUFA) and the Executive and Governance Committee of the university’s Board of Governors have ratified a new collective agreement. The agreement covers the university’s 549 full-time faculty and 21 professional librarians. The agreement runs from July 1, 2020 to[…]

Call for Nominations for CAUT Lee Lorch Award / Appel de candidatures pour le Prix Lee Lorch de l’ACPPU

** La version française suit ** Memorandum 20:32 Date:  May 28, 2020 To:   Presidents and Administrative Officers; Local, Provincial and Federated Associations From:  David Robinson, Executive Director Re:  Call for Nominations for CAUT Lee Lorch Award CAUT is soliciting nominations for the 2020-21 CAUT Lee Lorch Award. The Award is given annually to recognize an academic who has excelled in[…]

WLUFA & WLU Reach Tentative Agreement

Greetings, The university and the Wilfrid Laurier Faculty Association (WLUFA) are pleased to announce a tentative agreement on the renewal of the collective agreement representing 549 Full-time Faculty and 21 Professional Librarians. The current agreement is set to expire on June 30, 2020. The parties exchanged proposals on April 30th, and have been meeting daily[…]

Remote Teaching during COVID-19

***** La version française suivra ***** Memorandum 20:27 Date:  May 20, 2020 To:  Presidents and Administrative Officers: Local, Federated and Provincial Associations From:  David Robinson, Executive Director Re:  Remote Teaching during COVID-19 As universities and colleges develop plans for the 2020-21 academic year, many are preparing for the continuation of remote instruction either fully or in part. The initial pivot to remote[…]

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