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[…]

Memorandum 21:20 : Registration for CAUT Online Spring Organizing School

Date:  April 7, 2021 To:  Presidents and Administrative Officers; Local and Federated Associations From:  David Robinson, Executive Director Re:  Registration for CAUT Online Spring Organizing School Register for CAUT’s spring organizing school. CAUT is once again offering a bilingual online training program to help academic staff association leaders and activists sharpen their organizing skills and to network and brainstorm with[…]

REMINDER: Health & Safety Training and COVID-19 / RAPPEL : Formation en santé et sécurité et COVID-19

REMINDER: Health and Safety Training and COVID-19 Health and safety regulations and standards are one of the most important tools academic staff associations and unions have for protecting their members during the COVID-19 pandemic. CAUT’s education program provides several health and safety training modules that are tailored to addressing the specific hazards and challenges created[…]

CAUT Memorandum 21:19

Memorandum 21:19 Date:  April 1, 2021 To:  Local, Federated and Provincial Associations From:  Peter McInnis, CAUT Vice-President; Chair, CAUT Publications Committee Re:  Introducing the CAUT Journal The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) is launching a new online refereed publication on topics of vital interest to academic staff in the post-secondary sector. Please help us spread the word about the CAUT Journal.[…]

Tweet and Facebook about contract faculty with the rest of Ontario on March 3rd

On March 3, OCUFA is asking faculty, students, staff, and supporters across Ontario to engage in a day of action on social media to raise awareness about the need for fairness for contract faculty. This initiative is a project of their Contract Faculty and Faculty Complement Committee, and will build on the momentum generated during[…]

Contract Faculty Negotiations Update: Conciliation, Day One

(Originally sent as an email on December 16, 2017.) Set up at an off-campus location on Wednesday, we were ready to continue negotiating remaining items of dignity, social justice, job security, and fair employment conditions. Key items included: Contract Faculty as a title, access to health and dental benefits, improvements to Standing Appointments, and compensation.[…]

A conciliator has been appointed

The Ontario Ministry of Labour has appointed Greg Long as a conciliator to assist your Negotiating Team and the Administration in reaching a settlement. This is a consequence of the Administration filing for conciliation. Conciliation is scheduled for December 14th, with the possibility of additional dates depending on progress. Negotiations are continuing in the meantime.[…]

Want to know what happened at the UFC meeting on the 14th?

A faculty member who attended wrote this about the University Faculty Council meeting held on Monday, 11 November, 2016: Dear Colleagues, I’m writing with a report on the University Faculty Council meeting held earlier this week. Because fewer than 70 faculty members and librarians attended, we did not make quorum and thus could not advance[…]

Demand better governance! Stand for students’ academic welfare!

(Posted on behalf of Kimberly Ellis-Hale, Communications Director & CF Liaison.) University Faculty Council Meeting November 14, 2016 / 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm Senate & Board Chamber (Waterloo); By video conference to RCW 324 (Brantford) The University Faculty Council (UFC) is the ONLY governance body where EVERY faculty member – including Contract Faculty – and[…]

Sociology Students’ Association support Contract Faculty in their letter to the Governance Review Panel

The Laurier Sociology Students’ Association sent a letter to the members of the Governance Review Panel which, among other points, commented on the role of contract faculty in Laurier’s governance. “The contract faculty are valued equally in comparison to faculty professors to students, and should be valued thusly by the university as well. This means that[…]

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