Upcoming Events

Dear Colleagues,  Please note the following events that may be of interest to TUFA members:  1. Provost and Deans’ BBQ – September 7th Interested members who have not already done so should register promptly for the Provost and Deans’ BBQ on September 7th from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. We checked with the Provost this morning and the event will … Read More

Welcome to TUFA

Dear New Members,A very warm welcome to Trent and to the Trent University Faculty Association! The TUFA team is very much looking forward to meeting you. We will have our first opportunity to greet most of you in-person on August 31st at the Deans’ New Faculty Orientation. Marcus Harvey, TUFA’s executive director, and I will … Read More

TUFA Update and Solidarity with Laurentian

Colleagues, Please note the following updates and Solidarity request from our Provincial affiliate, OCUFA. 1. Solidarity with our colleagues at Laurentian. With the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) process at Laurentian University drawing to a close, OCUFA has teamed up with the Laurentian University Faculty Association (LUFA) and Laurentian University Staff Union (LUSU) to issue a joint media release calling for … Read More

Bargaining, Covid, and Fall planning

Dear TUFA Colleagues, In the following I have a few brief updates on bargaining, covid, and a save-the-date for our first event in the fall. But first, I extend a very big welcome to new members starting this summer. Our Executive Director, Marcus Harvey, and I are here to answer any questions you may have … Read More

Call for June 8th Special GMM and TUFA Negotiations Council

Colleagues, 1.  Mandate-setting GMM on June 8th (7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.) The President has called a Special General Membership Meeting (GMM) to begin at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, June 8th.  Please find the tentative agenda (alternative formats available on request).  The primary purpose of this meeting will be to set the Association’s bargaining mandate for the … Read More

Statement on Community

On 17 May 2022, TUFA’s Executive Committee approved the following statement for public release. The statement reflects concern with the ill-treatment that Jagmeet Singh received on his recent visit to Peterborough, as well as other issues in our community and beyond that drive home the imperative to address hate and its manifestations. Hate kills. Prejudice … Read More

TUFA Updates

1. Reminder All-Candidates Meeting The TUFA sponsored all-candidates event is this Thursday evening 7:00-8:30 via Zoom. The topic is Health Care and Higher Education. RSVP to and we will send you the zoom link. Dr. Tom Miller, emergency physician and President of the Professional Staff Association at PRHC and I are co-chairing the event. You may find the following resources … Read More

All-Candidates Town Hall – May 19th (7:00 pm start)

Dear TUFA Members, I am very pleased to invite you to a virtual town hall meeting on Thursday, May 19, 7-8:30 pm, with candidates from the riding of Peterborough – Kawartha whose parties have elected members to Queen’s Park. Jen Deck (NDP), Greg Dempsey (Liberal), and Robert Gibson (Green) will participate. Dave Smith (Conservative) has another obligation that evening, but … Read More