Dear QUFA Members, Welcome to the start of a new academic year. This is our first QUFA Digest email of the season. We will send you a Digest email once per month throughout the fall and winter terms to keep you posted on QUFA activities and on relevant events and information → Learn More
Dear Members, The Queen’s University Faculty Association and the University Administration have reached a tentative agreement for a modest set of proposed changes to the existing group supplementary medical benefits plan design. The proposed changes are part of the tendering process for group benefits negotiated in the last round of → Learn More
Dear Members, We’ve been busy over the summer planning workshops and socials to welcome you to the new academic year. Most of these require an RSVP by reply email so that we have sufficient materials and refreshments on hand. A flyer with all the Lunch & Learns can be found → Learn More
Dear QUFA Members, Please find attached an information bulletin about the University Pension Plan project that QUFA has been involved in for a few years now. This is the first official communication from those who have been working on establishing a new, jointly-sponsored pension plan for the university sector (the → Learn More
In response to growing Member concern about the workings and ramifications of the “New” or “Activity-Base” budget model introduced by former Provost Alan Harrison, QUFA commissioned Professor Emeritus John Holmes (Queen’s, Geography) to prepare a review and critique of how this kind of budgeting works in general and how it → Learn More
To read Elizabeth Hanson’s (QUFA JCAA Co-Chair) comment on how “merit” works and what has changed with a biennial model (attached) click here.
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
Dear QUFA Members, Welcome back. I hope that your term has gotten off to a great start. To help ease back into teaching, QUFA is hosting a free BBQ this Thursday (tomorrow, Sept 13) for QUFA members and their families. The BBQ runs from 4:30-7:00pm in Breakwater Park just across → Learn More
QUFA invites applications for a short-term replacement of the position of Member Services Officer, ideally with an anticipated start date of October 1, 2018. The initial contract will be for 3 months to December 31, 2018, and may be renewed thereafter. The Member Service Officer has primary responsibility for handling → Learn More
Monday, September 4, 2017 McBurney (Skeleton) Park Staging: 10:15 am Parade March to City Hall: 10:30 am sharp BBQ Picnic in the Park after the Parade Everyone is welcome to join as we celebrate labour in our communit with Live Music, Free BBQ, and a Bouncy Castle for Children!
Saturday, Aug. 25 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm Bring your friends and family out to this public information session and get answers to your questions about Pharmacare. Fun activities for kids and a free BBQ for all! Food and clothing drive in support of St. Vincent de Paul.
Dear QUFA members, On May 24th I wrote to the candidates from the Conservative Party, the Green Party, the Liberal Party, and the New Democratic Party in the following four ridings: Kingston ant the Islands, Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston, Hastings-Lennox and Addington, and Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes. I asked each of the → Learn More
Please note that the QUFA office will be closed on Fridays, June 29- September 3 inclusive. We will also be short-staffed from time to time to accommodate staff vacations and appreciate your patience during this period.
If your concern is urgent, please email Leslie Jermyn
Download May 2018 QUFA Voices here