Dear TUFA Members, It’s time to dig your winter gear out of storage and get ready to bundle up for TUFA’s Chilly Chili Social!  On Friday, November 26, 12-1pm, we are hosting an outdoor lunch in the general area of the Champlain College firepit. We will have Seasoned Spoon vegetarian chili, campfire s’mores and other sweets, … Read More

TUFA Statement on Sept. 30th

Dear Colleagues, In June of this year, the federal government passed legislation marking September 30th as a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to ‘recognize and commemorate the legacy of residential schools.’  This date coincides with Orange Shirt Day, which began in 2013, and involves wearing orange shirts to honour Indigenous children pulled from their families … Read More

Further updates prior to start of classes

Dear Colleagues,  We are aware that TUFA members may be struggling to keep up with the evolving guidance and protocols in advance of the return to in-person teaching later this week. The Employer has posted a comprehensive FAQ, here. Any member who has not already done so should register their vaccination status as soon as possible (i.e. tonight if you … Read More

Update – call for vaccine policy

Dear Colleagues, We write this morning to express our frustration with the lack of decisive action on the part of Trent’s administration with regard to our call for a vaccine policy. Virtually every other university in Ontario acted prior to yesterday’s provincial announcement to adopt vaccination requirements in light of the evolving Covid-19 pandemic. Although … Read More