TUFA Update – Pension update, Crisis at Laurentian, and other matters

Dear Colleagues, Please see below for a number of updates of potential interest: 1. Conversion of TUFA Pension Plan to University Pension Plan (UPP) Last month the UPP Joint Sponsors announced that they had reached agreement in principle with Trent University to convert the Contributory Pension Plan for TUFA Employees of Trent University to the University … Read More

Executive Committee – Call for Nominations

Dear Members, The 2020/21 Nominating and Elections Committee is pleased to open nominations for elected positions on the Executive Committee in accordance with Article VIII of TUFA’s Constitution.  Any contested positions will be decided by election with a mailing date of Friday, March 26th. Completed nomination forms must be received by the Association on or before … Read More

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