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Results of YUFA ratification vote for Chief Steward (1 of 2)

YUFA recently conducted a ratification vote for the position of Chief Steward (one of two positions) on the Executive Committee. The ratification vote took place from Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. EST to Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. EST.

Technology supports for faculty

Faculty Relations recently provided YUFA with the following list of resources for technical support related to the upcoming exam period. If you find these resources inadequate or have issues with any of these resources, please contact the relevant office and copy YUFA at [email protected] so that YUFA is informed and can address these...

YUFA Fall General Membership Meeting

Dear colleagues: The YUFA Fall General Membership Meeting is scheduled on Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST. Several important issues will be covered at the meeting, including updates on YUFA budget and finances; bargaining; long-term disability (LTD); and reports from YUFA Officers.

YUFA social media and invitation to workshop

We invite you to follow YUFA on social media. We currently have profiles on three platforms: Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. In the coming weeks and months, we will be increasing the content we generate on social media and look forward to engaging members and allies who have active profiles. We plan to...

Leave Fellowship Fund deadline is January 15, 2021

A Leave Fellowship Fund (Article 19.30 of the YUFA Collective Agreement) of $325,000.00 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.

Report and invitation from YUFA Climate Emergency Committee

This is a message from the YUFA Climate Emergency Committee (YCEC) co-chairs, Sarah Rotz and Sheila Colla. YCEC was instrumental in having climate action identified as one of York's priorities in the 2020-25 University Academic Plan approved by Senate in June 2020.

YUFA Exec rejects government attack on academic freedom, democratic debate

The YUFA Executive Committee voted to endorse the following statement in an emergency vote that took place from October 25 to 26, 2020. The statement, which has been endorsed by a number of Ontario faculty associations, encourages individuals and faculty associations to contact the provincial government with their views on how establishing the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance...