Category Archives: Announcements

OCUFA releases new paper on university productivity (3 April 2013)

As emailed to member associations by Graeme Stewart, Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA), 3 April 2013: Dear Colleagues, Today, OCUFA released a research paper examining recent proposals around increasing university productivity as part of its Trends in Higher Education series. … Continue reading

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Austerity in Post-Secondary Education: Town Hall for 11 April (Posted 2 April 2013)

All are welcome; organized by Anne-Marie Grondin, Executive Assistant, Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS).

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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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CAUT: House of Commons Passes Anti-labour Bill C-377 (12 December 2012)

As emailed by Jim Turk, Executive Director, Canadian Association of University Teachers, to member associations, 12 December 2012: The House of Commons narrowed passed anti-labour Bill C-377 this evening by a 147-135 margin. The Bill now goes to the Senate.

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QUFA invites Faculty to Celebrate Fair Employment Week at Grad Club, Wed., 24 October, 4-6 PM.

As sent to QUFA members by Paul Young via qufacomm, 22 October 2012: Dear Colleagues, Fair Employment Week (FEW) is a coordinated nationwide observance promoting awareness of the role of contract academic staff on campus. Canadian universities rely increasingly on … Continue reading

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Open Access Week at Queen’s, 22-28 October (15 October 2012)

  Queen’s is participating in International Open Access Week (Oct. 22-28). The open access movement promotes gratis sharing of intellectual work.  The aim of the event on campus is to engage the research community in discussion about the issues and trends related … Continue reading

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OCUFA Conference: Academia in the Age of Austerity, Jan. 10-11 2013 (posted 15 October 2012)

As emailed by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations to members, 15 October 2012: Governments in Canada and elsewhere have embraced “austerity” as a necessary public policy to eliminate budgetary deficits and ensure future prosperity.  How has this “austerity … Continue reading

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