In preparation for the upcoming round of collective bargaining, TUFA’s Executive Committee is convening the Negotiations Council to serve as a sounding board on the array of issues facing us. In the coming months, we will need to balance our negotiation priorities with respect to the things we can affect (pension migration, TUFA workload and complement, academic and employment priorities) with those we cannot (provincial funding, student enrolment, administrative priorities). Our hope is to draw on a broad cross-section of the TUFA membership on the Negotiations Council. To this end, we ask that each academic department and school ensure they have representation on the Council: any TUFA member may serve, departments may name more than one representative, and departments with LTA members are reminded that the participation of such members is encouraged. In addition to departmental nominees, other members may be invited to serve directly by the Executive Committee consistent with our commitment to have broad representation (rank, equity-seeking groups, chairs, graduate directors, etc.) on the Council. Members serving on the Negotiations Council are not expected to conduct bargaining research, nor draft contract language; rather, we need your thoughts and good counsel as we craft Trent’s way forward.