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CAUT issues open letter to York Board of Governors

The following letter was issued by the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) to York University President Rhonda Lenton and Board of Governors Chair Rick Waugh, following its national council meeting of on April 28 and 29, 2018. The letter expresses CAUT's alarm at recent actions by York's Board of Governors...

Update on possible errors in your pension contributions

Dear members,YUFA was first alerted, in January 2012, to extensive, long-standing problems in the administration of the York Pension Plan. These problems involve the use by Pension & Benefits of procedures explicitly violating the terms of the York Pension Plan document (YPPD) and led to improper reductions in the pension account...

York U admin faces mounting criticism as summer term threatened by strike

TORONTO, May 2, 2018 /CNW/ – A growing number of faculty councils and student associations at York University have passed “non-confidence” votes in the senior administration over its handling of a strike by contract faculty and teaching assistants. Now in its ninth week, the strike has reached an impasse because the...

YUFA president's remarks to Board of Governors meeting

YUFA President Richard Wellen delivered the following remarks to the Board of Governors meeting that took place by teleconference on Tuesday, May 1, 2018:"As you know, this is a crucial time for our University. The protracted CUPE 3903 strike has led to feelings of hopelessness and anxiety for many of...

Motion on University governance passes at Senate on April 26

The following motion was submitted by York University Senators Richard Welland, Ricardo Grinspun, and Mina Rajabi Paak to the Senate Executive Committee in advance of the Senate meeting on Thursday, April 26 (see here for agenda). Following a period of discussion, the motion passed with near unanimous support from Senators.MOTION(submitted...

Reminder: Vote for YUFA Budget and Faculty/Grad Club Levy

The voting period for approving the 2018-19 YUFA Budget and the continuation of the Faculty/Grad Club Levy ends at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. All YUFA members who are eligible to vote will receive an email invitation to vote. You may vote by clicking on the link in the email invitation.If...

POSTPONED: Special General Membership Meeting on governance

Dear members,In response to a number of requests from members, the YUFA Executive Committee has agreed to postpone the Special General Membership Meeting (SGMM) on governance, originally scheduled to take place on Wednesday, May 2. Members have indicated that the date and time of the SGMM conflict with other previously scheduled...

April Senate meeting at 3pm today

A photo of the Accolade West Building, in summer, with trees in the foregroundYUFA is encouraging members and the wider York community to attend today’s Senate meeting, which will include discussion of governance issues at the University and updates about proposed remediation policies.The meeting takes place today (Thursday, April 26)...

Senate motion on Senate's role in decision-making

The following motion has been submitted by York University Senators Richard Welland, Ricardo Grinspun, and Mina Rajabi Paak to the Senate Executive Committee in advance of the next meeting of the Senate, scheduled for Thursday, April 26 (see here for agenda).MOTION(submitted by Richard Wellen, Ricardo Grinspun, and Mina Rajabi Paak)Senate...

Special General Membership Meeting on governance: May 2 (postponed)

The YUFA General Membership Meeting on April 17, 2018 passed a motion to hold a Special General Membership Meeting (SGMM) on governance. The SGMM will take place as follows:SGMM on governanceWednesday, May 2 - POSTPONED11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.Location TBADRAFT agenda: Welcome and Land Acknowledgement (5 min.) Approval of agenda...