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

2022/23 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 member Michele McIntosh for her service to the Association.  Thanks also to the Nominating and Elections Committee (Geoff Navara, Bruce Cater, Baris Karaagac, Marina … Read More

Things to do, people to see

Dear Colleagues, Please be advised of the following: 1. Liminal Space – proximity warning With the pandemic’s long goodbye tossing certainty out the window, TUFA members — like millions of others – are at grave risk of entrapment in the liminal space between Doing and Not Doing. We should not tarry long in this space. Your … Read More

Bargaining consultations: late-career members and LTAs

Dear Colleagues, We have scheduled two bargaining consultations for this week. Tuesday – March 29th Consultation – Late-Career Members (1:00 pm – 2:30 pm) Thursday – March 31st Consultation – Members on Limited Term Appointments (9:30 am – 11:30 am) These sessions may be joined using the Zoom link previously sent to TUFA members. Please contact the tufa … Read More

Spring GMM

Dear Colleagues, We have scheduled our Spring General Membership Meeting (GMM) to begin at 9:30 am on Monday, April 4th. The meeting will be held virtually over Zoom. Members have been sent the Tentative Agenda and the Unapproved Minutes from our last GMM (December 3rd). Alternative formats for these documents are available on request. The zoom link … Read More

Executive Committee – Call for Nominations

Dear Members, The 2021/22 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 25th. Completed nomination forms (attached) must be received by the Association’s Secretary … 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