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Bargaining Consultation Announcement

Thanks to everyone who attended Wednesday’s General Membership meeting. Attached is a schedule of consultations with our Chief Negotiator and other members of the Executive Committee. Please feel free to participate in as many of these consultations as are relevant to your circumstances. We expect these conversations to range widely, from benefits to workload and … 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

TUFA: Scholars At Risk Update

Thanks to the hard work of various faculty and students in addition to the advocacy of TUFA the University has recently joined the Scholar at risk Network. Click here if you want to learn more about the network or want to subscribe to their emails. Together with the Provost, TUFA sponsored a faculty member (Baris … 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