Dear Colleagues, On Friday, TUFA contacted the local Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, to let her know that our members have called for a required vaccination policy at Trent. We also thanked her for her leadership and for the work she has done with Trent to provide vaccine clinics, wastewater testing, and management … Read More
TUFA members look forward to the safe resumption of in-person instruction and a return to other on-campus activities this Fall. We recognize our responsibility as educators to ensure that this is done safely and with respect for the communities in which we work. Given that we are still in a pandemic, and that we are … Read More
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
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
TUFA’s President writes Minister Ross Romano to convey TUFA support for our colleagues at Laurentian University and its federated partners. Access our letter here.
Colleagues, I am writing to provide you with an initial update on the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion initiatives put in motion by Appendix W of the collective agreement. The joint sub-committee struck to advance these issues has been meeting regularly since July of last year. The members of the task force are: Sue Wurtele (co-Chair) … Read More
Dear Colleagues, We would like to draw your attention to two upcoming events and two new resources: 1. Anti-Racism Workshop – Tuesday April 6th (4:00 pm to 6:00 pm) This free workshop organized by CUPE 3908 and co-sponsored by TUFA is designed to inspire and guide participating members on ways to incorporate the fight against racism and … Read More
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