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YUFA poll results on presidential search

At the request of YUFA members, YUFA conducted a short poll about the search that is currently underway to find a new President of York University. The poll took place from November 15 to 21, 2016 and was conducted by electronic ballot. A total of 896 out of 1,552 eligible voters participated...

Update on nominations for 2017-19 YUFA Officer positions

The following nominations have been received for the 2017-19 YUFA Officer positions: One (1) nomination for Chief Steward: Sheila Embleton One (1) nomination for Equity Officer: Frances Latchford YUFA will continue to accept nominations until Friday, November 25 at 6:00 p.m. The full call-out for nominations is available here.

After the US election: YUFA statement against all forms of oppression

Dear students, alumni, staff, and community members,In the wake of the U.S. Presidential election, we are saddened by the proliferation of racist, misogynistic, homophobic, ableist and other discriminatory rhetoric and actions in the United States and Canada. As an Association that is committed to principles of equity and inclusion, we...

YUFA is seeking members for a joint YUFA-Employer committee

Per Article 7.03 (d) of the Collective Agreement, YUFA is seeking two members for the Teaching-Learning Development Grants / Release-Time Teaching Fellowship / Education Leave Committee (Articles 19.19, 19.31 and 19.32).The Committee is expected to meet once, for up to three hours, in January to review and adjudicate applications.If you...

Nominations open for 2017-19 YUFA Officer positions

Nominations are now being accepted for the positions of Chief Steward (1 of 2 positions) and Equity Officer (1 of 2 positions). The terms of office begin June 1, 2017 and end May 31, 2019. Read more about the positions here.Candidates for election as Officers of the Association shall submit written statements...

YUFA response to memo from Deans/Principal requesting C.V.s

Dear colleagues,Most of you have received notices from your Dean/Principal calling for the annual submissions of C.V.s. YUFA has received a number of inquiries about this exercise from members who are concerned about the nature of the submission and the nature of any review that might be involved. In response...

Call for participation: YUFA Trustees, Returning Officer

YUFA is seeking members to fill the following positions: YUFA Trustees Returning Officer YUFA TrusteesYUFA is seeking two (2) members to serve as YUFA Trustees. According to Article 3.5 ("Annual General Meeting") of the YUFA Constitution,Two Trustees shall be elected from the floor of the Annual General Meeting for the purpose...

YUFA supports U of M faculty on strike

On November 1, full-time faculty at the University of Manitoba (U of M) went on strike in an attempt to settle the outstanding issues in their protracted negotiations with the university administration. As a gesture of solidarity, YUFA has donated $1,000 to the University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA), which...

General Membership Meeting is November 9

The Fall General Membership Meeting (GMM) will take place on November 9. The GMM is open to all YUFA members and is governed by the YUFA Constitution. YUFA strongly encourages your participation, as these issues affect the working conditions of all members.General Membership MeetingWednesday, November 911:30 AM to 1:30 PM *The Underground **York University...

Help YUFA implement the Trans Health Fund

Call for participation:The Joint Subcommittee on Benefits is issuing a call to trans and trans allies in YUFA to help implement the Trans Health Fund, a new fund that YUFA negotiated in the last round of bargaining. The new fund is Article 26.11 in the Memorandum of Settlement and is valued at...