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

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: 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: Deadline this term for applications to the Fund for Scholarly Research and Creative Work and Professional Development (Adjuncts) is Friday, October 7, 2016.

Dear Adjunct Faculty Members, The deadline this term for applications to the Fund for Scholarly Research and Creative Work and Professional Development (Adjuncts) is Friday, October 7, 2016. You are eligible to apply if you have an Adjunct appointment at Queen’s during the current term, and the Committee encourages you → Learn More

QUFA Digest Emails: September 2016

A New Year Begins: Welcome to all new Queen’s University Faculty Association Members and welcome back to returning Members. Each month during the academic year, we’ll send you a QUFA Digest email like this with brief announcements about important events and documents relevant to QUFA matters, to higher education and → Learn More

Announcements: #FREEHOMA

Dear QUFA Members, Dr. Homa Hoodfar, a Canadian-Iranian anthropologist at Concordia University, has been arrested in Iran for sedition against the state. These charges are unfounded and there is concern for her health and wellbeing. The Canadian Association of University Teachers has taken up her cause (see here: http://www.caut.ca/news/2016/06/09/caut-urges-release-of-canadian-academic-detained-in-iran). The → Learn More

QUFA Digest Emails: May 2016

1. Problems with the Scientific Record: Click here to watch a brief report by the CBC on the problems plaguing scientific publishing including shoddy research and predatory publishing. For your convenience, Beall’s list of predatory publishers is here and a site tracking retraction of problematic science is here. 2. QUFA → Learn More

QUFA Digest Emails: April 2016

1. QUFA Spring General Meeting: The General Member meeting will be held on April 20 at 1:15-3:00 pm in Ellis Hall Auditorium. Orders of the Day include a presentation from Heidi Penning and Shauna Shiels of the Human Rights and Equity Office and a discussion about unit Workload Documents and → Learn More