WLUFA appalled by OCADU lay off and elimination of Librarians

WLUFA is appalled with OCAD University’s recent decision to lay off four senior academic librarians and wholly eliminate a total of six positions as part of a restructuring process for the library. WLUFA is also deeply concerned that OCAD U would justify their decisions and align these cuts with a “decolonization approach,” which adds to […]

WLUFA President calls on Laurentian BOG to remove Senior Leadership Team

This week the following letter was sent to the Board of Governors of Laurentian University: To the Board of Governors of Laurentian University: I am writing on behalf of the Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty Association (WLUFA) to support the demands of the Laurentian University Faculty Association (LUFA) that the Board of Governors immediately remove Dr. Robert Haché, […]

Rally on Wheels for Public Education in support of Laurentian University!

On Friday, April 30th, join us at the ‘rally on wheels’ in your city or participate online to protest the decimation of Laurentian University, the chronic underfunding of post-secondary education, and the political interference by Premier Ford and his government, which has failed to provide emergency funding to Laurentian or to stop the CCAA process—once […]

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 […]

Solidarity Update: Devastating cuts to Laurentian Announced

WLUFA is appalled by the recent devastating cuts initiated by Laurentian University’s administration, which include the laying off of 80 to 100 professors and the elimination of 58 undergraduate and 11 graduate programs. This is in addition to the earlier announcement from Laurentian that it was unilaterally severing its federation agreements with three institutions,  Université […]

Letter from Presidents of Golden Horseshoe FAs on Laurentian CCAA Process

On April 6th, faculty association presidents from the Golden Horseshoe area released an open letter directed at Minister Romano, with five demands: substitute meaningful consultation with stakeholders for the flawed Senate process, share all key documents with the parties, provide increased funding to LU, support the education completion of the students at the federated colleges […]

OCUFA REPORT

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OCUFA Report

  Don’t miss an Issue! Subscribe to the OCUFA Report Follow us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter In this issue… OCUFA expresses concerns about “consultations” on public sector compensation Supporting student sit ins against cuts to education Last chance for Worldviews 2019 early-bird tickets     OCUFA expresses concerns about “consultations” on public […]

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