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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

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

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

February 2017

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

Announcements: Academic Freedom Lecture 2017

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

Announcements: Stand Against the Ban

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.