QUFA Digest Emails: March 2019

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 ep43@queensu.ca.   QUFA Spring → Learn More

QUFA Digest Emails: January 2019

Dear QUFA Members, As you may have heard, QUFA has negotiated terms for a new Collective Agreement (2019-2022) and for transitioning from the Queen’s Pension Plan (QPP) to the University Pension Plan (UPP) in 2021. The features of these tentative agreements were shared with members at the Fall General Meeting → Learn More

QUFA Digest Emails: November 2018

QUFA Lunches and Learns in November: All Welcome! The next workplace L&L is “Having Difficult Conversations” on Nov. 16 and the next financial planning L&L is “Reaping Harvest: Late Career Financial Planning” on Nov. 27 (both 12-1pm, University Club). More information here: http://qufa.ca/events/. As a light lunch is provided, please → Learn More

QUFA Digest Emails: September 2018

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

QUFA Digest Emails: April 2018

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

QUFA Digest Emails: March 2018

1. QUFA Lunch & Learn: Assertive Communication: One way to head off conflict is to handle communications with the right tone. Join us to learn about communication styles and how to refine yours for the workplace (see here for more information). To be held at the University Club on March → Learn More

QUFA Digest Emails: February 2018

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

QUFA Digest Emails: January 2018

1. Happy New Year and Welcome Back! 2. “Difficult Conversations” Lunch & Learn: Please join us at the University Club on January 29, 12:15pm for a free workshop with Meaghan Welfare of the Queen’s-QUFA Conflict Resolution Service. Meaghan will talk about ways to manage difficult conversations with work colleagues effectively. → Learn More

QUFA Digest Emails: November 2017

QUFA Event: Fair Copyright: Paul Jones from the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) will join us on Friday, December 1 at 2pm at the University Club to tell us what is happening with the current review of the Canadian Copyright Act and what it means for Queen’s Librarians and → Learn More

QUFA Digest Emails: October 2017

Queen’s ‘New Budget Model’ Event: In response to Member concerns about the workings and ramifications of the “New” or “Activity-Base” budget model implemented at Queen’s, QUFA commissioned Professor Emeritus John Holmes to prepare a review and critique of it. That report is available on our website here. Professor Holmes will → Learn More