YUFA is proud to announce that our Chief Steward, Dr. Sheila Embleton, is the recipient of the CAUT’s Bernice Schrank Award. The Bernice Schrank Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the enforcement of academic staff workplace rights through grievances and arbitrations.
The YUFA Senate Caucus and the Subcommittee on Governance strongly encourage YUFA members interested in strengthening the role of the Senate in academic planning to submit their names for a position on Senate.
Students, staff, and faculty from colleges and universities in Toronto are organizing a post-secondary feeder march on May 1, the province-wide day of action for a better Ontario. The day of action will bring together labour and community groups in over 20 locations across the province and we want to make...
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, the Fund was increased from $30,000 to $40,000 per annum. Any remaining...
The Ontario Auditor General has issued a Report on Laurentian University’s declaration of bankruptcy. The Report, released on April 14, 2022, underscores the need for vigilance at York University.
The YUFA Sub-Committee on Governance is continuing its task to keep YUFA members informed about key governance issues that affect our work and community. As the pandemic has abundantly illustrated, the way decisions are made at York can have substantial impacts on our academic programs, our ability to determine the...
At the April 1st Stewards’ Council meeting, colleagues reported an uptick in irregular processes followed by Dean’s/Principal’s offices when handling complaints from students and/or colleagues. YUFA is seeking clarification from the employer on its understanding of such complaints, as well as its direction to Deans/Principals.
YUFA opposes York University senior administration's decision to lift masking protocol and vaccination mandate
Directed by a Stewards Council motion passed on April 1st, the YUFA Executive is issuing a statement of concern regarding the employer’s recent community update announcing its decision to “pause” York University’s vaccination mandate and masking protocol, effective May 1st.
Dear colleagues, Please find the community invitation to the 2022 Planning Forum on Teaching, hosted by the Senate Academic Policy, Planning and Research Committee on April 7th, 2022. Full forum program details and the link to RSVP can be accessed here. Kindly share this invitation within your units and encourage your colleagues to attend.
Registration is now open for the YUFA Retirement Workshop (Online): April 14, 2022 (1:00 to 3:00pm).