Emergency Online Teaching and the Neoliberal University: A Follow-up Discussion

on the article ‘Faculty should push back during COVID-1 9 ’ (Bulletin ) /‘ The academy’s neoliberal response to COVID-19: Why faculty should be wary and how we can push back ’ (Academic Matters ) by Honor Brabazon Join other faculty/instructors July 3rd on Zoom to • Share experiences and raise concerns about the implications[…]

Federal Advocacy – MP Outreach / Représentation au palier fédéral

** La version française suit ** Memorandum 20:34 Date:  June 26, 2020 To:  Presidents and Administrative Officers: Local, Federated and Provincial Associations From:  David Robinson, Executive Director Re:  Federal Advocacy – MP Outreach If we are to ensure a stronger and more just post-COVID-19 Canada, high quality and accessible universities and colleges must be part of the recovery plan. This[…]

Important Message from WLUFA

Dear colleagues, On June 19th, we learned more details of the University’s campus-wide strategy to address anti-Blackness and systemic racism at Laurier (An Action Plan). WLUFA recognizes that it also has much work to do in addressing its own role in perpetuating racism and harm to Black, Indigenous, and racialized colleagues and better supporting them in[…]

WLUFA Liaisons – Waterloo Campus

Dear Waterloo-campus colleagues,  We would like to inform you that Kimberly Ellis-Hale and Fang Wang continue to serve as your WLUFA liaisons in the 2020-1 academic year. Our contacts are: Kimberly Ellis-Hale (Contract Faculty Liaison Waterloo): kellis@wlu.ca Fang Wang (Full-Time Liaison Waterloo): fwang@wlu.ca We are committed to advocate for your needs and concerns.  Please feel free to contact us with questions, comments, or[…]

CF Special Payment for Fall 2020

Greetings! You recently received an announcement about a special payment of $1000 for Contract Faculty who are teaching remotely in Fall term and who enroll in the Course (Re)design Modules offered by Teaching and Learning Services. WLUFA was able to obtain clarification from the Administration that: ·       The Administration will accept completion of either the Course[…]

CAUT Statement on National Indigenous Peoples Day / Déclaration de l’ACPPU à l’occasion de la Journée nationale des peuples autochtones

This year, the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) marks National Indigenous Peoples Day as five years have passed since the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) issued its landmark report. The report documents pressing issues facing Indigenous peoples that still require attention, and the anniversary of its release is underscored by a global campaign against racism,[…]

Professional Development Fund

WLUFA would like to draw your attention to the Professional Development Fund for Contract Faculty under Article 28.8 of the Collective Agreement. 28.8.1 Effective September 1 and February 1 of each contract year, a fund of $30,000 shall be made available to assist CTF and Librarian Members with the cost of scholarship, research, pedagogical development and[…]

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