TUFA’s Executive Committee 2019/20

Dear Colleagues, We are pleased to announce that, as a result of the work of our Nominating and Elections Committee, we have finalized TUFA’s Executive Committee for the coming year. We would like to thank departing Executive Committee members Rita Bode, Ingrid Brenner, and Ray Dart for their service to the Association. Thanks also to … Read More

Information session on PEER REVIEW PROCESSES

To: All Faculty Members Please join us for an open information session on PEER REVIEW EVALUATION PROCESSES. The session, jointly sponsored by TUFA and the University, will focus on the review processes for Personnel Decisions related to Tenure, Permanency, Reappointment and Promotion. The session will be of interest to all who are involved in peer … Read More

Negotiations Council

Negotiations Council 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 … Read More

Rory Coughlan 1952 -2019

It is with deep regret that we inform the membership of Rory Coughlan’s death from surgical complications on January 5th, 2019. Rory was 66 and had only recently retired as a member of our Psychology Department where he had taught since 2002. A man of principles, Rory was quick and vigorous in defense of friends, … Read More

Former TUFA member Cristl Verduyn ‘71 Named Member of the Order of Canada

University professor, author, and Trent University alumna Christl Verduyn ‘71 is among the latest inductees named to the Order of Canada. Also a union activist, Professor Verduyn served on the TUFA Executive Committee from 1984-1990 and served as the Faculty Association President for the 1988-1989 academic year. Professor Verduyn was inducted “for her contributions to … Read More

Ontario “free speech” requirements for universities and colleges cause for concern

(Ottawa – August 31, 2018) The government of Ontario’s plan to require the province’s universities and colleges to adopt “free speech” policies and punish those who fail to adhere to the new requirements is an unprecedented interference with institutional autonomy, warns the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT). “CAUT has long advocated that campuses must … Read More

CAUT report on metrics in the Post-secondary sector

Whether it’s the rankings of universities and colleges, or the bibliometric assessment of research impact, metrics of various types are being wielded by private companies, governments and administrations to measure the performance of institutions, departments and even individual faculty. Controversies over the use — and some say ‘abuse’ — of metrics is now prompting academic … Read More