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YUFA Exec urges President Lenton to defend Prof. Faisal Bhabha's academic freedom

As an expression of our unwavering support for academic freedom, YUFA's Executive Committee has decided to share the following letter sent from Osgoode Hall Associate Professor Faisal Bhabha to President Rhonda Lenton on August 25, 2020. This letter concerns events that occurred subsequent to earlier communications to YUFA members following the publication...

Deadline for leaves, grants, and fellowships is November 15, 2020

Per Articles 19.19, 19.31, and 19.32 of the YUFA Collective Agreement, YUFA is accepting applications for Education Leaves, Teaching-Learning Development Grants, and Release-Time Teaching Fellowships. The guidelines and applications for each of the leaves, grants, and fellowships are available on the YUFA website here. All applications will be adjudicated by a YUFA-Employer joint committee.

YUFA tenure-and-promotion workshop

YUFA is holding an information session on Tenure and Promotion Wednesday, October 28, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST. The workshop will take place via Zoom (with details to follow).

Welcome message from YUFA president

The York University Faculty Association (YUFA) extends a warm welcome to all members at the start of this academic year. We would especially like to welcome new colleagues to York, and we hope that, despite the unusual circumstances, you will find York a stimulating and hospitable environment for your work.

YUFA Exec proudly supports #ScholarStrikeCanada

The YUFA Executive Committee is proud to announce the Association's endorsement of the Joint Toronto Universities' Faculty Associations Statement, in support of the growing #ScholarStrike movement across North America on Turtle Island. The Ontario College of Art and Design Faculty Association, the Ryerson Faculty Association,...

Notice of vote to ratify seven more Executive Committee appointments: July 24 to 31, 2020

Dear Stewards’ Council members: This is to notify you that a vote to ratify three Equity Subcommittee appointments and four joint-committee appointments made by the Executive Committee will begin on Friday, July 24, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. EDT and end on Friday, July 31, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. EDT. The results will be announced on the Stewards’...

Results of vote to ratify By-Law change and Executive Committee appointments

Dear members of Stewards' Council: YUFA recently conducted a ratification vote to ratify one change to the YUFA By-Laws and to ratify two joint-committee appointments made by the Executive Committee. The ratification vote took place from Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 5:00 a.m. EDT to Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. EDT.