Author Archives: QUFA

Professor David Mullan Gives QUFA Academic Freedom Lecture; Response by Professor Len Findlay (posted 22 March 2013)

On the evening of 6 March, Professor David Mullan delivered the 2013 QUFA Academic Freedom Lecture, entitled “The Academic Mission:  Principles and Institutional Responsibilities.”  He sketched the historical development and stressed the importance of faculty participation in university governance as a component … Continue reading

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Oppose Bill C-377 (7 December 2012)

The Canadian Labour Congress has launched an online petition against Bill C-377, a private members’ bill that will force every union, every union local, every local labour council, every federation of labour, and the Canadian Labour Congress to file intrusive … Continue reading

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QUFA Welcomes Prof. Kenneth Westhues (28 November 2012)

On Wed. 28 Nov. 2012, QUFA welcomed Prof. Kenneth Westhues, professor emeritus in the Sociology Department at the University of Waterloo, who delivered the QUFA Lecture on Academic Freedom. His lecture was entitled, “Mobbing: A Hard Fact of Academic Life. … Continue reading

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OCUFA: Update on Ontario Government Consultations on Postsecondary Education (30 Jun 2012)

Dear Colleagues: As you may know, on Thursday, June 28, 2012, OCUFA President Constance Adamson and OCUFA staff met with Minister of Training, Colleges, and Universities Glen Murray. The purpose of the meeting was for the Minister to present a … Continue reading

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CLA Statement on Licenses with Access Copyright in Post-Secondary Institutions (29 Jun 2012)

Recently several post-secondary institutions across Canada have negotiated blanket licenses with Access Copyright and others are considering similar licenses. This is a welcome development for post- secondary institutions: re-engagement in contractual negotiations, as has historically been the case since the … Continue reading

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OCUFA Faculty Survey: Professors and academic librarians warn against rash reforms of Ontario’s universities 
(28 May 2012)

May 28, 2012 


Professors and academic librarians are warning the Government of Ontario against putting limits on the educational options available to students, based on the results of a survey released today. In a leaked discussion paper and several speeches, … Continue reading

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Queen’s Staff Union USW Local 2010 files for conciliation (24 May 2012)

Dear colleagues and fellow USW members, On Tuesday May 22, your union filed an application for conciliation with the Ontario Ministry of Labour. Our request for the assistance of a conciliation officer to help resolve our differences with the Administration … Continue reading

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UBC Broadcast E-mail: UBC is not signing a license agreement with Access Copyright (24 May 2012)

To: All UBC Faculty and Staff The following message is sent on behalf of David H. Farrar, Provost and Vice President Academic (Vancouver) and Doug Owram, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Principal (Okanagan). After extensive review, the University of British Columbia … Continue reading

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Canadian Association of University Teachers to provide financial and legal support to students in Quebec (23 May 2012)

(Ottawa – May 23, 2012) The national organization representing academic staff across Canada today announced its financial and legal backing to student organizations in Quebec. The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) says it intends to fully support students in … Continue reading

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CAUT Statement: International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (17 May 2012)

(May 17, 2012) On the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, the Canadian Association of University Teachers recognizes the work of tireless activists working to combat discrimination and violence against gay, lesbian, trans, bisexual, two-spirited, and queer communities. The eradication … Continue reading

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