Announcements: Tuition Support Deadline – November 1, 2019

The deadlines to apply for the 2019-2020 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 your Human Resources Advisor, not QUFA, if you have any questions about this benefit. Deadlines are strict, so please → Learn More

QUFA Digest Emails: October 2019

Dear Members, QUFA Lunch and Learn – Having Difficult Discussions: November 11, 2019 (12:15 pm – 1 pm) Join us for soup and conversation at the University Club. RSVP to ep43@queensu.ca by November 6, 2019 https://qufa.ca/event/lunch-and-learn-having-difficult-discussions/ QUFA Council Meeting – Provost Visit:  November 14, 2019 (3 pm – 5 pm) → Learn More

Announcements: New provider selected for employee benefits plan

Queen’s employees will soon have a new benefits provider as well as an enhanced benefits plan. Following a competitive Request for Proposals (RFP) process through the spring and summer 2019, Manulife has been selected as the new employee and retiree benefits provider for Queen’s University. In late 2016, the university asked all → Learn More

Announcements: 2 Month Notification – Mandatory Ethics Training

Dear Colleagues, This email serves as the two month notification to remind you that following consultation with the University and QUFA through the JCAA for the Queen’s-QUFA Collective Agreement, the Office of Research Ethics Compliance will be implementing mandatory research ethics training for all research team members, including faculty, librarians → Learn More

QUFA office closed Friday September 6, all staff can be reached via email

The QUFA office may be closed on Friday September 6  while renovation work is being completed,  staff will be working off site and can be reached at the below emails Leslie Jermyn ( Executive Director) – jermynl@queensu.ca Micheline Waring (Member Services officer) – micheline.waring@queensu.ca Elizabeth Polnicky (Office Administrator) – ep43@queensu.ca → Learn More

QUFA Digest Emails: September 2019

Dear Members, The QUFA Digest resumes with the new term. For new QUFA members, the Digest is a short list of events or details we believe will be of interest to you. This month’s mailout is lengthier than usual but it contains some important deadlines, events and information. 1. Celebration → Learn More

Announcements: UPP Consent Achieved

Dear Colleagues, Another significant milestone has been achieved towards the creation of the University Pension Plan Ontario (UPP). We are extremely pleased to share that the required consent threshold has been surpassed at Queen’s University, enabling the conversion to the UPP to proceed. UPP consent thresholds were also met at → Learn More

QUFA Digest Emails: July 2019

Dear Members, A few matters have arisen that we want to bring to your attention. University Pension Plan Consent: The phase for non-union members of the Queen’s Pension Plan to consent and for retirees to object to moving to the UPP has ended. Sufficient consent was received from pension plan → Learn More

Announcements: Farewell Ramneek

After many years of proudly serving the QUFA Membership, Ramneek decided it was time to move on to seek new opportunities.