Message from TUFA President

Hello TUFA members! I’m delighted to step officially into my role as TUFA president, and look forward to meeting those of you who I have not yet met – hopefully in person and sooner rather than later. As many of you know, I have several years of experience working in administration, both as the chair … Read More

2021/22 TUFA Executive Committee

Dear Colleagues, As a result of the work of TUFA’s Nominating and Elections Committee, our Executive Committee has been finalized for the coming year. Thanks are owed to departing Executive Committee members Fergal O’Hagan, Leslie Kerr, and Brenda Smith-Chant for their service to the Association.  Thanks also to the Nominating and Elections Committee (Jocelyn Williams, … Read More

Upcoming events and activities

Dear Colleagues, There are several matters of possible interest as we approach the end of the week: 1. Trent’s United Way campaign Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this year’s campaign.  TUFA’s $5,000 matching grant – combined with some new Leadership donations – have put us within $4,700 of our $150,000 target!  The campaign ends … Read More

LTA Caucus meetings

Dear Colleagues, Following-up on several very productive meetings with LTA members last semester, we have scheduled two more Town Halls this semester. In addition to taking stock of the impact of the pandemic on members’ work, we are also in the early stages of thinking through the Union’s Bargaining mandate for the next round of … Read More

Teaching-Intensive Town Hall

Dear Colleagues, TUFA’s Executive Committee would appreciate having an opportunity to talk with permanency-track members holding teaching-intensive appointments. Specifically, we want your views on how these positions are working out, how they might be improved through bargaining, and what impact the pandemic is having on those of you holding them. We hope that most of … Read More

TUFA Matching Funds appeal

Dear Colleagues, Trent’s 2020/21 United Way campaign is wrapping up and we are $15k short of our goal.  To close this gap, TUFA’s Executive Committee has authorized a $5,000 matching grant to double the impact of contributions made this month.  Many TUFA members are already Leadership donors, giving upwards of $100/month to the United Way … Read More