National Week of Advocacy: Deadline Extension – February 21, 2020 / Semaine nationale de militantisme : Prolongation de la date limite au 21 février 2020

National Week of Advocacy: Deadline Extension – February 21, 2020 With a newly-elected minority government in Ottawa, 2020 presents a significant opportunity to call for a strong federal partner in post-secondary education. Meeting with local representatives is an important avenue to garner support and momentum on  our priorities. The current House of Commons schedule has[…]

Updated CAUT Travel Advisory / Mise à jour de l’Avis aux voyageurs de l’ACPPU

February / février 2020 Updated CAUT Travel Advisory This revised Legal Travel Advisory includes updates as of January 2020 pursuant to the new Federal Preclearance Act and also considers developments in the search of electronic devices in preclearance zones and at other border entry points of both the US and Canada.  It replaces all earlier[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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