QUFA Digest Emails: January 2017

Benefit Deadlines: The deadline for submitting an application for child care expense reimbursement is February 1(more information here). The deadline for submitting an application for tuition support is February 28 (more information here). QUFA Annual Lecture – The Slow Professor: Please join us on February 15, 3pm, at the Agnes Etherington → Learn More

Announcements: Important Deadlines in February

Please note that the deadline to apply for Childcare Support is February 1 and for the Adjunct Fund for Scholarly Research and Creative Work and Professional Development is February 1. The deadline for the Tuition Support Benefit is February 6. Late or incomplete applications are not accepted so please do → Learn More

Announcements: Annual/Biennial Reports and Faculty180

Dear Colleagues, QUFA and the University administration have reached an agreement about the use of the software tool, Faculty180, for the use of filing biennial and annual reports in 2017.  Members may use the Faculty180 tool in lieu of the current forms on a strictly voluntary basis.  QUFA sought voluntary → Learn More

Announcements: OnQ Support

Dear Colleagues, I write to those of you who have been Moodle users and who will be moving your courses to OnQ to remind you of and recommend the special support for the transition which ITS is providing this summer and which they developed in consultation with QUFA.  Details are → Learn More

ECampus Ontario Survey on Online Teaching Support

We want to hear from you! Blended and online learning is an increasingly important part of post-secondary education. Faculty and staff have a number of challenges and opportunities to consider when developing and/or teaching online and blended courses. The Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) recently provided funding → Learn More

Announcements: QUFA Office Holiday Hours

Please be advised that the QUFA Office will close on December 23rd and will reopen January 3rd. During the week of December 19-22, we will be operating with limited staff support. Please contact the main number, 613-533-2151, during that time if you have urgent business.

Announcements: Tuition Support – Deadline November 1

The deadlines to apply for the 2016-2017 academic year are November 1 for the fall term and February 28 for the winter term. The application is now available on-line. Please contact Human Resources, not QUFA, if you have any questions about this benefit. You will find contact links to the → Learn More

QUFA Digest Emails: November 2016

QUFA Benefits Review Survey: As part of a review of our current benefits package with Great West Life and following the information sessions held in October, there will be an e-survey sent by the University to all Benefits Plan Members to seek their input. Unit Visits: Does your unit have → Learn More

Announcements: FLSQ speaker: Emanuela Heynincke, Commissioner, ‘Gender Wage Gap Strategies and Women’s Economic Empowerment: Ontario’s Path’

Hello, everyone. All are invited to attend Feminist Legal Studies Queen’s Visiting Lecture presented by Emanuela Heynincke, Chair of the Ontario Pay Equity Commission and lawyer — Speaking on ‘Gender Wage Gap Strategies and Women’s Economic Empowerment: Ontario’s Path’ Emanuela Heyninck is currently serving her third term as head of → Learn More

Announcements: Benefit Reviews with QUFA Q&A

People may have seen the announcement from HR of a number of sessions to review the benefits provided to Queen’s employees by Great West Life (see here). Please note that two sessions are directed specifically to QUFA Members: Wednesday, October 19 at 1:30-3pm (Kingston Hall 200) or Thursday, October 27 → Learn More

QUFA Digest Emails: October 2016

QUFA Benefits Review Sessions: As part of a review of our current benefits package with Great West Life, there will be two information sessions to review what we have, how it’s used and how it compares with what’s available on the open market. This will be followed by a QUFA-led → Learn More