Dear QUFA members, On May 24th I wrote to the candidates from the Conservative Party, the Green Party, the Liberal Party, and the New Democratic Party in the following four ridings: Kingston ant the Islands, Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston, Hastings-Lennox and Addington, and Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes. I asked each of the → Learn More
Please note that the QUFA office will be closed on Fridays, June 29- August 31, inclusive. We will also be short-staffed from time to time to accommodate staff vacations and appreciate your patience during this period.
Download May 2018 QUFA Voices here
Dear Adjunct Faculty Members, The deadline this term for applications to the Fund for Scholarly Research and Creative Work and Professional Development (Adjuncts) is Monday, June 4, 2018. You are eligible to apply if you have an Adjunct appointment at Queen’s during the current term, and the Committee encourages you → Learn More
1. QUFA Annual Lecture with Ira Wells on April 6th at 2pm: Professor Wells (University of Toronto) will be joining us to talk about the hot-button issue of free speech on university campuses. His talk is titled “Virtue Signals: Anti-Intellectualism and the Weaponization of Free Speech on Campus” and will → Learn More
Dear QUFA Members, Please find attached an information bulletin about the University Pension Plan project that QUFA has been involved in for a few years now. This is the first official communication from those who have been working on establishing a new, jointly-sponsored pension plan for the university sector (the → Learn More
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
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.
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
Download February 2018 QUFA Voices here
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives released a report about precarious work in Ontario’s postsecondary education sector. It is available here: https://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/reports/no-temporary-solution.
QUFA Lunch & Learn: Effective Conflict Management: Learn how to choose the right conflict management style for the situation (more information here). Join us at the University Club on February 26, 12:15pm for a free workshop with Meaghan Welfare. Soup, rolls and beverages will be provided. Please RSVP to Elizabeth → Learn More
Dear QUFA Members, Please be advised that the deadline for submitting an application for QUFA Tuition Support is February 28. More information and the application form may be found on the Human Resources website: http://www.queensu.ca/humanresources/wellness-accessibility/employee-benefits/tuition-support-plan
Do you avoid conflict? perhaps you are the ultimate compromiser? It turns out that there is no best approach to conflict. Come to this workshop to learn how to manage your response to conflict to achieve the outcome you want. Brought to you by Queen’s Conflict Resolution Service February 26, → Learn More
Ira Wells ( University of Toronto)
Good morning, As you are aware, Queen’s is planning to replace the aging telephone system. We are using this survey to ask representatives of the various telephone user groups to validate and prioritize requirements collected through previous efforts and define any additional requirements. We anticipate that completing the survey should take you → Learn More
Stevenson Fergus and the 2018 QUFA Nominations Committee welcome nominations and inquiries from all members who are interested to serve on QUFA committees or who would like more information about how to get involved. Please see here for more information.
Download November 2017 QUFA Voices here
Dear QUFA Members, Please be advised of the following deadlines. The deadline for submitting an application for QUFA Tuition Support is February 28. More information and the application form may be found on the Human Resources website: http://www.queensu.ca/humanresources/wellness-accessibility/employee-benefits/tuition-support-plan The deadline for submitting an application for child care expenses is February → Learn More