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
Dear QUFA Members, Copibec is suing Université Laval in our names. We have the right to say no. Much like Access Copyright, Copibec licenses and collects copyright fees for reproduction of works. And in much the same way that Access Copyright has taken York University to court over fair dealing → Learn More
The Canadian Association of University Teachers is urging all members to sign the American Association of University Professors petition opposing Donald Trump’s unconstitutional and discriminatory ban on entry into the United States for people from some Muslim-majority countries. The petition can be found here.
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
(Ottawa – April 24, 2015) The national organization representing Canada’s professors and academic staff says a bill before the Nova Scotia legislature would violate constitutional rights, undermine the independence of universities, and compromise academic freedom. According to the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT), Bill 100, the Universities Accountability and → Learn More
If you are interested in health and safety in the workplace, please consider volunteering to be QUFA’s new HSO. Details and duties here. Contact Leslie Jermyn (qufa at queensu.ca).
Bill C-377 to amend tax reporting for labour organizations is Back in Senate in its Original Form! → Learn More
If you value evidence-based policy, please take a moment to send a message to your MP urging them to bring back the census. → Learn More
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. See here for coverage of an event in Ottawa attended by QUFA President Diane Beauchemin
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