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Please note that the QUFA office is closed on Fridays from June 30 to September 1 inclusive. We will also be short-staffed from time to time to accommodate staff vacations and appreciate your patience during this period.
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
Adjunct Fund for Scholarly Research, Creative Work and Professional Development: Next application deadline is June 5. See here for application forms and more information about eligibility. Queen’s Enterprise Software: Several software packages have recently been renewed with enhanced licensing that will provide unlimited access to the Queen’s Community. This software → 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.
To view the 29 November 2016 open letter to Principal Woolf and Provost Bacon from the Queen’s Coalition of Anti-Racist Faculty (QCARF) 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
Shemeen Abbas (State Univeristy of New York, Scholar at Risk/Scholar rescue Fund Fellow)
John Willinsky (University of British Columbia, Language and Literacy Education)
David Healy ( University of North Wales, Psychological Medicine)
Benefit Deadline: The deadline for submitting an application for tuition support is February 28(more information here). QUFA Annual Lecture – The Slow Professor: Please join us on February 15, 3pm, at the Agnes Etherington Art Gallery to hear from Queen’s own Maggie Berg and Barbara Seeber (Brock University) on the → Learn More
The QUFA Academic Freedom Lecture 2017 takes place on Wednesday 15 February 2017 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Atrium of the Agnes Etherington Art Centre. To follow will be a question-and-answer period with the authors from 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and a reception from 4:30 p.m. → 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.
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Download January 2017 QUFA Voices here
All staff will be working from home and can be reached via email Leslie Jermyn Susan Fitzgibbon Elizabeth Polnicky Rhonda Clark-George
Benefit Deadlines: The deadline for submitting an application for child care expense reimbursement is February 1(more information here). The deadline for submitting an application for tuition support is February 28 (more information here). QUFA Annual Lecture – The Slow Professor: Please join us on February 15, 3pm, at the Agnes Etherington → Learn More