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QUFA Digest Emails: January 2018

1. Happy New Year and Welcome Back! 2. “Difficult Conversations” Lunch & Learn: Please join us at the University Club on January 29, 12:15pm for a free workshop with Meaghan Welfare of the Queen’s-QUFA Conflict Resolution Service. Meaghan will talk about ways to manage difficult conversations with work colleagues effectively. → Learn More

Lunch and Learn – January 29, 2018 – Difficult Conversations

How to effectively engage and resolve challenging conversations. Successful difficult conversations can be the difference between healthy work relationships and toxic ones.  This workshop will provide key tips to effectively neutralize those challenging interactions. Brought to you by Queen’s QUFA Conflict Resolution Service January 29, 2018   12:15-1:00, University Club – → Learn More

Announcements: QUFA New Budget Model Report 2017

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

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

Emails to Members: Fair Copyright event with Paul Jones

Fair Copyright event with Paul Jones of the Canadian Association of University Teachers is today at 2pm at the University Club. This will be followed, at 3:30, by a Quaff with QUFA – first drink on us – to mark the end of classes and continue the conversation. All Members → Learn More

Announcements: Urgent Action Appeal: Justice for Hassan Diab

Dear QUFA Members, See below for an urgent appeal from the Canadian Association of University Teachers to support justice for Dr. Hassan Diab by petitioning Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tomorrow to intervene directly with the President of France to secure Diab’s release from prison. There are three ways you can → Learn More

QUFA Digest Emails: November 2017

QUFA Event: Fair Copyright: Paul Jones from the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) will join us on Friday, December 1 at 2pm at the University Club to tell us what is happening with the current review of the Canadian Copyright Act and what it means for Queen’s Librarians and → Learn More

QUFA Voices: October, 2017

Download October 2017 QUFA Voices here. Note: If you have difficulty viewing the graphs on p. 2 of this issue of QUFA Voices, please use a browser other than Safari. We recommend Firefox.

Announcements: 110 QUFA members chose to opt out of the Copibec

In fewer than 2 business days, 110 QUFA members chose to opt out of the Copibec lawsuit against Laval University (and its faculty employees) for copyright infringement! Laval, like many other Canadian post-secondary institutions, already pays high fees to use published work and should not have to pay more to → Learn More