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Equity Officer – Ratification vote, extended nominations and candidate statement

We are pleased to announce that Professor Minoo Derayeh has been nominated as Equity Officer (1 of 2 positions) for an additional term starting on June 1, 2023, and ending on May 31, 2025. Prof. Derayeh’s candidate statement can be found below in this email.In accordance with YUFA’s  Constitution and...

January 15th deadline for Sabbatical Leave Fellowship application

A Leave Fellowship Fund (Article 19.30 of the YUFA Collective Agreement of $500,000.00 is available to provide peer-adjudicated additional grants of up to 10% of academic base salary to sabbaticants. The grants shall be subject to the conditions set out in Article 20.17 (b) of the YUFA Collective Agreement.  The...

Call for nominees: YUFA Returning Officer

YUFA is seeking one (1) member to serve as Returning Officer for the Association. The Returning Officer’s primary duties are to ensure that all elections, including those for Officers, Stewards, ratification votes and approval of budgets and levies, conform with the YUFA Constitution and YUFA By-Laws and are conducted in a fair and trustworthy...

New research grant for YUFA members and Graduate Assistant Training Fund

As part of the current collective agreement, YUFA obtained a new annual research grant to support research intensification and the administrative functions of members. After much urging from YUFA representatives through the Joint Committee on the Administration of the Agreement (JCoAA) over the last several months, the Employer has finally...

YUFA opposes Ford government's shameful legislation

On October 31st, 2022, the Doug Ford government has introduced legislation that invokes the Notwithstanding Clause in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms in order to forcibly impose a four-year collective agreement on CUPE educational workers in the public school system and quash the union’s legal right to strike. The...

"Women. Life. Freedom." YUFA solidarity statement with the Iranian protests

YUFA continues to stand in solidarity with our Iranian members, as well as students and staff, and all those affected by the unrest in cities throughout Iran, where protests, led by women, have erupted following the death in custody of Mahsa (Jina) Amini. We are profoundly disheartened by the death...

YUFA needs your help to expedite tenure & promotion files

YUFA has been urging the Employer to address the backlog of Tenure & Promotion (T&P) files leaving YUFA members to experience unprecedented and unacceptable delays. This backlog and delay problem has not been reported across departments and faculties.YUFA continues to push for files to be appropriately moved through the process,...