Brothers, Sisters and Fellow Workers, Join us this Monday October 15th for a Day of Action. The Chambers of Commerce and Ontario business lobby are saying jump—Doug Ford is asking how high. However, in spite of the announcements made by the Minister of Labour and Doug Ford’s own verbal commitment → Learn More
The work to create a new jointly sponsored pension plan (JSPP) for the university sector has reached an important milestone with an updated agreement reached last week. The University of Toronto, University of Guelph and Queen’s University, together with their faculty associations, the United Steelworkers (USW) and representatives of the → Learn More
Download September 2018 Voices here
Dear QUFA Members, Welcome to the start of a new academic year. This is our first QUFA Digest email of the season. We will send you a Digest email once per month throughout the fall and winter terms to keep you posted on QUFA activities and on relevant events and information → Learn More
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 → 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
Virtue Signals: Anti- Intellectualism and the Weaponization of Free Speech on Campus with Ira Wells ( Department of English, University of Toronto) The QUFA Annual Lecture takes place on Friday 6 April 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Wallace Hall with a reception to follow from 3:30 p.m. → 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