WLUFA update on return to in-person teaching and COVID protocols

Dear Members –  As we embark on a new term, WLUFA has received a number of communications from our members expressing often deep concern regarding their health, safety and rights as we partially resume in-person teaching.  The WLUFA Executive would like to update you on some of the issues and advocacy the Association has been involved […]

WLUFA Statement on Mandatory Vaccinations

WLUFA Statement on Vaccinations and Return to Campus The WLUFA Executive is encouraged by the Wilfrid Laurier University administration’s recent decision to require all students, faculty, librarians and staff to be fully vaccinated with an approved COVID-19 vaccine upon return to in-person activities on campus this fall.  Vaccination against COVID-19 coupled with other mitigation strategies […]

Day of Action: End Precarious Employment

There is a big elephant in the room of postsecondary education, that negatively affects students, community, tenured faculty, and contract faculty. This is chronic underfunding. For contract faculty, it means hanging by a thread. For full time faculty, it means hitting a wall with workloads. For students, it means getting hosed by increased tuition costs. […]

WLUFA Election Results: Executive Committee 2021/2022

Sent on behalf of the WLUFA Nominations & Elections Committee Greetings, We are pleased to announce the results of the 2021 WLUFA Executive Committee election as per the WLUFA Constitution which can be found here: https://www.wlufa.ca/governance-2/. 2021/2022 Executive Committee Members Name                                                   Sapna Isotupa                                              Jim Gerlach                                                               Anne-Marie Allison                                     Kimberly Ellis-Hale                                       Robin Slawson                                              Marcia Oliver                                                Andrew […]

Laurier’s Milton campus plans: update

Following up to the Administration’s presentation at Senate Oct 22, 2019 about plans for a Laurier Milton campus, the Interim Provost and VP:Academic, Maureen Mancuso, gave an updated presentation at a Town Hall Dec. 5, 2019.  The Milton presentations can be found here:   Oct 22/19 Senate presentation:  https://lauriercloud.sharepoint.com/sites/governance/senate/Documents/Senate%20Presentation%20-%20Milton%20.pdf#search=milton   Dec 5/19 Town Hall presentation: […]

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 […]

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