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Prevent What Happened at Laurentian from Happening Elsewhere

Both the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) and the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) continue in their actions to support faculty at Laurentian, and to work to ensure what happened at...

Statement on Islamophobia and Mourning the Afzaal Family

Last Sunday evening four members of a Muslim family in London, Ontario, were brutally killed in a violent attack because of their faith and ethnicity. A grandmother (74), two parents, Salman Afzaal (46) and Madiha Salman (44), and their daughter, Yumna Afzaal (15) were killed by a truck driver who...

Statement on the Missing Children at Kamloops Indian Residential School

On May 27th, the Tk’emlúps te Secweìpemc First Nation announced the devastating discovery of a mass grave at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. We express our deepest condolences and solidarity with Indigenous peoples and particularly with parents who have suffered the loss of children through the genocidal practices of...

Summary of YUFA May 11th Drop-In Session on 2021 Fall Planning

Dear YUFA Colleagues, The YUFA Executive Committee thanks each of the colleagues who participated in YUFA’s Drop-In Session on May 11th to discuss senior administration’s directives in their May 6th message, “Principles to Guide 2021-2022 Course Planning.”

YUFA Guidance on 2021 Fall and 2022 Winter Course Planning

Dear Members, This is a follow up message based upon feedback from members who attended the YUFA drop-in session held on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. It includes guidance that members and units may use based on YUFA’s understanding of our collective agreement rights, applicable health and safety standards and our...

CAUT Censures University of Toronto Administration

On April 22nd, delegates to the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) Council meeting voted to censure the Administration of the University of Toronto. This decision was taken in response to the Administration’s failure to resolve concerns regarding academic freedom stemming from the decision to abruptly halt the hiring...

Transgender Health Fund 2020-21 Open

The Transgender Fund is an entitlement for YUFA members to support trans health services. It was gained during bargaining in 2015-16 and currently appears as Article 26.11 in the 2018-21 Collective Agreement. In the last round of bargaining,...