WLUFA Executive calls for Resignations of of Ross Romano and Laurentian Senior Leadership Team

On Monday, April 12 it was publicly revealed that 110 full-time faculty members and an untold number of contract faculty and staff had lost their jobs and 69 programs (mostly in social sciences and humanities, leaving most STEM programs intact) were being cut at Laurentian University. These devastating cuts are the direct result of the[…]

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. Chronic underfunding is the root cause of precarity on campus and astronomically high tuition fees. This underfunding is the reason 50 per cent of undergraduate courses are taught by precariously[…]

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[…]

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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