To view the October issue of QUFA Voices click here.
The deadlines to apply for the 2019-2020 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 your Human Resources Advisor, not QUFA, if you have any questions about this benefit. Deadlines are strict, so please → Learn More
Dear Members, QUFA Lunch and Learn – Having Difficult Discussions: November 11, 2019 (12:15 pm – 1 pm) Join us for soup and conversation at the University Club. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 6, 2019 https://qufa.ca/event/lunch-and-learn-having-difficult-discussions/ QUFA Council Meeting – Provost Visit: November 14, 2019 (3 pm – 5 pm) → Learn More
Queen’s employees will soon have a new benefits provider as well as an enhanced benefits plan. Following a competitive Request for Proposals (RFP) process through the spring and summer 2019, Manulife has been selected as the new employee and retiree benefits provider for Queen’s University. In late 2016, the university asked all → Learn More
Dear Colleagues, This email serves as the two month notification to remind you that following consultation with the University and QUFA through the JCAA for the Queen’s-QUFA Collective Agreement, the Office of Research Ethics Compliance will be implementing mandatory research ethics training for all research team members, including faculty, librarians → Learn More
Dear Members, Please note that the new QUFA-Queen’s University Collective Agreement begins on May 1st, 2019. Due to the unique nature of bargaining in December, as a result of the UPP consent process, MOAs were signed with the intention to update the relevant articles of the Collective Agreement in the → Learn More
Dear Colleagues, Welcome back! As we settle into a new year, I want to share with you an information sheet QUFA has prepared on the topic of negotiating our relationships, as faculty and librarians, with our students. This social terrain has changed dramatically since many of us were students. Recently, → Learn More
In the meantime, please stay tuned to QUFA communications over the summer. We are also watching closely to see if the government will be imposing wage caps on the sector (which could affect our next Collective Agreement even if this one is safe) and on the tying of university funding → Learn More
Download May 2019 QUFA Voices here
2019. May 13 “Doug Ford’s War on the Universities” 2019, April 24 “Sounding and Alarm” 2019, April 16 “From Scapegoating to Mandatory Retirement”
Michael Conlon, OCUFA Executive Director to speak at QUFA Council Meeting on May 16, 2019 on “Universities Under Ford: Current Challenges, Looming Threats” from 1:30-3:00, presentation open to all members, To view presentation click here.
Dear Adjunct Faculty Members, This fund will provide support either in the form of salary stipends or a grant (provided through a research/professional development account) for scholarly and creative work or professional development undertaken by eligible Adjunct Members. Please read these instructions carefully and use the newly updated on-line form, → Learn More
Provost Tom Harris attended QUFA Council on April 10th to talk about how Queen’s is responding to the cut in tuition imposed by the Ford Government and presented information on the budget for the coming year. To view presentation slide deck please click here.
Dear QUFA Members, You recently received a notice package explaining your current pension status and comparing the Queen’s plan with the University Pension Plan under development. Many people have inquired about the difference in the value of their pension reported in these packages with the value projected in our annual → Learn More
QUFA Annual Event: This year, instead of a lecture, QUFA is hosting a workshop on “Illness and Disability: Know Your Rights, Protect Your Future” on April 16, 2-3:30pm, University Club. There is more information on the topics and presenters here. Please RSVP to Elizabeth Polnicky at email@example.com. QUFA Spring General → Learn More
Download March issue of QUFA Voices here