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May 2020

Voluntary Phased Retirement Program Zoominar with QUFA

May 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6 Canada

Dear Members, Please join us on May 27 at 1pm for a Zoominar on the new Voluntary Phased Retirement Program (VPRP). This zoominar will walk you through eligibility criteria and some of the decisions you’ll need to make in terms of timing academic leaves and supplement payments. Rob Hickey, Paul Young and Grant Amyot (QUFA Pension Committee members) will be on hand to take your questions. Please RSVP by return email if you plan to attend and we’ll send you…

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Voluntary Phased Retirement Program Zoominar for Heads and Directors with QUFA

May 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6 Canada

Dear Heads and Directors, Please join us on May 28 at 1pm for a Zoominar on the new Voluntary Phased Retirement Program (VPRP). As you may know, the program will start this July 1, 2020 when the first round of applications will be submitted to you for consideration. This zoominar will walk you through eligibility criteria and the conditions that govern the phasing of workload and timing of academic leaves so that you can assess applications for feasibility. Rob Hickey,…

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June 2020

Research Community Town Hall

June 4 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6 Canada

The Vice-Principal (Research) will host a Zoom town hall meeting on Thursday, June 4 at 11 am for members of the Queen’s research community. This forum will allow researchers to ask questions, and importantly, stay connected to the wider research community during a time of remote work. While there will be an opportunity to actively ask questions during the town hall, for efficiency we encourage researchers to send questions and concerns in advance to research@queensu.ca with the subject line Town…

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Information Sessions for Benefits Transition to Manulife

June 9 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6 Canada

Manulife will become the new provider of benefits at Queen’s on July 1. Join Manulife for one of the upcoming scheduled information sessions. During these sessions you will learn what moving to Manulife means for you, what tools are available to you to help you manage your benefits and who to contact when you have questions. Sessions are one hour in length and will take place on: June 9 at 9:30am July 7 at 9:30am July 22 at 1:00pm July…

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VPRP Round 2 for All Members

June 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6 Canada

Dear Members, Please join us on June 10 at 1pm for a Zoominar on the new Voluntary Phased Retirement Program (VPRP). This zoominar will walk you through eligibility criteria and some of the decisions you’ll need to make in terms of timing academic leaves and supplement payments. Rob Hickey, Paul Young and Grant Amyot (QUFA Pension Committee members) will be on hand to take your questions. Please RSVP by return email if you plan to attend and we’ll send you…

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Conversations Confronting COVID-19 Virtual Event Series: Innovation Pivots

June 24 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6 Canada

On June 24, join us for the first event in the Conversations Confronting COVID-19 virtual series, where you’ll hear from researchers, students, and alumni, who have pivoted their research to come up with creative solutions to the pandemic. In this event, you’ll learn about: The Mechanical Ventilator Milano initiative, an international project aimed at developing a low-cost, easy-to-build ventilator to treat COVID-19. The project has gained international media attention, and the Canadian arm of the collaboration is being led by…

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QUFA Council of Representative Meeting via Video Conference

June 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6 Canada
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QUFA Office Closed

June 26
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6 Canada

Please note that the QUFA office will be closed on Fridays, June 26 - August 28 inclusive. We will also be short-staffed from time to time to accommodate staff vacations and appreciate your patience during this period.

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July 2020

Canada Day – QUFA Office Closed

July 1
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6 Canada
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University-Wide Staff and Faculty Holidays – QUFA Office Closed

July 2 @ 8:00 am - July 3 @ 5:00 pm
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6 Canada
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