Please note that the QUFA office will be closed December 24 to January 4 inclusive.

Take Action

  • December 6, 2014 marks 25 years since the murder of 14 women at École Polytechnique de Montréal. In honour of the women who lost their lives that day, as well as the many thousands of women in Canada who have been subject to violence since, CAUT has prepared this short video statement. Silence is not an option. Remember. Resist. Rebel.
  • SGPS Holiday Assistance Program: The Society of Graduate & Professional Students has launched its campaign for cash and in-kind donations to help student parents get through the holidays. See here for details.
  • Bring Back the Long Form Census: If you value evidence-based policy, please take a moment to send a message to your MP urging them to bring back the census. See here for a model letter.
  • Bill C-377 to amend tax reporting for labour organizations is Back in Senate in its Original Form!: See here for background about this anti-union legislation. Consider emailing Senators to encourage them to defeat this bill - a full list of Senators is here. Both Ruth Nancy and Don Meredith (Senators for Ontario) supported amendments last time around.
  • We Teach Ontario: An Ontario Confederation of Faculty Associations campaign to promote the connection between teaching and research in Ontario Universities - learn more and take action
  • Canada's Past Matters: A Canadian Association of University Teachers campaign to draw attention to changes in Federal policies regarding Canada's cultural heritage - learn more and take action
  • Get Science Right!: A Canadian Association of University Teachers campaign to urge the Federal Government to restore funding for basic research and research in the public interest - learn more and take action
  • Join QUFA - complete the Membership Form here.

Who we are

QUFA is the certified bargaining agent for approximately 1200 faculty, librarians, and archivists at Queen's University. QUFA advances the interests of its Members by promoting equity in recruitment and hiring, by fostering a positive work environment free of discrimination and interference, and by providing appropriate representation for all Members.

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Announcements

  • Save the Date: Our Fall General Meeting takes place on December 15 (Ellis Hall, 1:15pm) - all Members Welcome! See here for the meeting agenda.
  • Established in 2011 by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations to honour their retired Executive Director, these fellowships are awarded to one full-time doctoral student and one Master's level student at a publicly-assisted Ontario University who has demonstrated academic excellence, shows exceptional academic promise, and has provided significant community service in his/her university career. See here for the doctoral application and here for the Master's.
  • Waste Collection on Campus: See here for QUFA's letter to Principal Woolf and here for his reply. The multi-union follow-up letter is here and a response from AVP (FR) Bradshaw is here.
  • PENSION Issues: QUFA statements and slides from our recent Member Consultation meeting are available here under Fall Events.
  • The Bargaining Page is live! Please bookmark this page to keep up to date with QUFA preparations for bargaining a new Collective Agreement in 2015.
  • OPSEU has called a strike votes for Ontario Public Service employees in response to the employer's initial offer - see here for more information
  • QUFA is pleased to announce that Dr. Nancy Butler (Gender Studies) will be leading our QUFA History Project. Contact Leslie Jermyn if you've got a story to tell Nancy about QUFA's first 20 years!
  • The Council of Ontario Universities has released a report confirming that Ontario professors are doing more with less - see the full report here.
  • QUFA Inquiry About the Closure of Queen's Day Care and the Provost's response.
  • QUFA Digest: November 2014
  • QUFA Voices: November Issue

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