Download July QUFA Voices here
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
Please be advised that the QUFA Office will close on December 23rd and will reopen January 3rd. During the week of December 19-22, we will be operating with limited staff support. Please contact the main number, 613-533-2151, during that time if you have urgent business.
To view Mark Swartz’s Copyright Presentation click here
Download November 2016 QUFA Voices here
Please note that the deadline to apply for Childcare Support is February 1 and for the Adjunct Fund for Scholarly Research and Creative Work and Professional Development is February 1. The deadline for the Tuition Support Benefit is February 6. Late or incomplete applications are not accepted so please do → Learn More
The deadlines to apply for the 2016-2017 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 Human Resources, not QUFA, if you have any questions about this benefit. You will find contact links to the → Learn More
QUFA Benefits Review Survey: As part of a review of our current benefits package with Great West Life and following the information sessions held in October, there will be an e-survey sent by the University to all Benefits Plan Members to seek their input. Unit Visits: Does your unit have → Learn More
The TRC Task Force is hosting open consultation meetings, each of which will focus on particular themes including: 1. Indigenous Faculty/Staff and Indigenous Research November 7, 2016, noon-1:30pm, Room 202, Robert Sutherland Hall 2. Academic Programming November 7, 2016, 3:30-5:00pm, Room 202, Robert Sutherland Hall 3. Awareness and Climate November → Learn More
The Fall Term Break Task Force, chaired by Deputy Provost Teri Shearer, is mandated to create recommendations for the implementation of a Fall Term break at Queen’s University for the four direct-entry undergraduate programs and conduct broad consultation with Queen’s students and other interested and affected members of the Queen’s community → Learn More
Download October 2016 QUFA Voices here
Hello, everyone. All are invited to attend Feminist Legal Studies Queen’s Visiting Lecture presented by Emanuela Heynincke, Chair of the Ontario Pay Equity Commission and lawyer — Speaking on ‘Gender Wage Gap Strategies and Women’s Economic Empowerment: Ontario’s Path’ Emanuela Heyninck is currently serving her third term as head of → Learn More