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Confronting institutional racism – Scholar Strike and Trent

Dear Colleagues, Last week, a group of Canadian faculty members posted a proposal to hold a Scholar Strike in solidarity with those fighting to advance racial justice across North America. Both our national and provincial affiliates (see OCUFA statement, here) have echoed and amplified this call to action. Here is the opening paragraph from the … Read More

Reminder: the allocation and appeal of teaching duties

Dear Colleagues, TUFA has been advised that the Deans have confirmed staffing plan allocations with their department Chairs and so all members should now have a clear sense of which courses they will be teaching in the coming year. Please be reminded that June 24th is the deadline for members to request reconsideration of assigned … Read More

Teaching Assignment Appeals and other updates

Dear Colleagues, This week’s Town Halls were well attended and extremely productive. Thanks to everyone who participated. We are planning several follow-up Virtual Chats for the coming weeks aimed at LTAs, current and incoming Chairs, and Teaching-intensive appointees. We are also planning a joint session with the Employer to discuss peer-review processes for probationary members, … Read More