Announcements: QUFA Member Events in September – Something for Everyone!

Dear Members,

We’ve been busy over the summer planning workshops and socials to welcome you to the new academic year. Most of these require an RSVP by reply email so that we have sufficient materials and refreshments on hand. A flyer with all the Lunch & Learns can be found here.

Sept 13: Get Social at the Beach

QUFA Family BBQ on September 13 at 4:30-7pm: Please join us at Breakwater Park for a family picnic. Look for the QUFA flags. We’ll have a local vendor on hand to provide complimentary BBQ fare and beverages. All QUFA members and their families welcome. Please RSVP to ep43@queensu.ca  with the number of people you’ll be bringing and let us know if you require a vegetarian option.

Sept 18: Get Informed about Your Term Adjunct Rights

QUFA Term Adjuncts’ Lunch & Learn on September 18 at 12-2pm: All Term Adjuncts are invited to a complimentary light lunch and a workshop to learn about their collective agreement rights at the University Club, Conference Room. Please RSVP to ep43@queensu.ca

Sept 21: Get History and then get Social

QUFA Walks Again on September 21 at 2pm: Our inaugural QUFA Walk around campus in August with new faculty was such a success that we’re doing it again in September and opening attendance to everyone. Elizabeth Hanson will lead the walk which starts at the Queen’s Remembers Plinth behind Douglas Library. The walk takes about 2 hours and focuses on the history of faculty work at Queen’s. It ends with a Quaff with QUFA at the University Club at 4pm – first drink on QUFA. You are free to attend either portion of the day independently but please RSVP to ep43@queensu.ca .

Sept 27: Get Respect

Workplace Issues Lunch & Learn on September 27 at 12-1pm: Following on our successful Lunch & Learn series last winter, the Queen’s-QUFA Conflict Resolution Service is happy to provide a new series of topics. A complimentary light lunch is served and the first topic is Cultivating Respectful Workplaces. Please RSVP to ep43@queensu.ca so we have sufficient refreshments.

Stay tuned for October events which will include another Workplace Lunch & Learn on giving constructive feedback and see the launch of our Financial Planning Lunch & Learns with Carol Ann Budd. We will also celebrate the work of John Smol with a talk and Quaff with QUFA reception later in the month.

We are looking forward to seeing you soon,

Leslie Jermyn