WLUFA Denounces Trump Executive Action and Stands in Solidarity with our Muslim Community

[Posted on behalf of the WLUFA Executive.] Ignorance is not bliss; it is a danger to society. WLUFA stands in solidarity with Muslims and others who condemn the Executive Order taken by Donald Trump that bans citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. We also extend our sympathies for and solidarity with[…]

KW MPP Catherine Fife supports fair and equitable work for Contract Faculty at Laurier

Given her support for the Ontario Craft Distillers on Twitter, WLUFA contacted MPP Catherine Fife regarding our own precariously-employed Contract Faculty. Her office had this to say: You are correct in identifying that thousands of students in Waterloo’s universities – as well as those across our province – are being taught by professors with no job[…]

Open letter from WLUFA opposing the library cuts at University of Ottawa

Posted on behalf of Michele Kramer, WLUFA President. Mr. Jacques Frémont President, University of Ottawa President’s Office Tabaret Hall 550 Cumberland, room 212 Ottawa, Ontario November 24, 2016 Dear Mr. Frémont, I write to you as a concerned citizen of the University of Ottawa community. I am distressed at the news of the proposed cuts[…]

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[…]

Laurier admin has filed for conciliation and WLUFA’s letter to other associations

(Posted on behalf of Michele Kramer, WLUFA President.) Dear Colleagues, The message below has been circulated to faculty associations across the country. It offers an overview of the state of our current Contract Faculty negotiations and the issues that are keeping the Parties apart at the table. Please note that, since this message was sent[…]

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