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YUFA solidarity with academics in Turkey

The York University Faculty Association (YUFA) is proud to express its solidarity with academics who have been exiled from Turkey, purged from their positions, and/or put on trial in Turkey.In this short video, YUFA President, Richard Wellen, and YUFA Vice-President External, Terry Maley, send greetings of solidarity to the international...

YUFA Officer Elections 2018-2020

Nominations for YUFA Officer positions (June 1, 2018 to May 31, 2020) have now closed.  Voting will take place from 1:00 pm on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 to 1:00 pm on Tuesday, December 12, 2017.  Eligible voters will receive instructions via electronic mail.  Should you not receive an electronic link...

Nominations for Executive Officer Positions for the 2018-2020 Term

Nominations for Executive Officer positions for the term beginning June 1, 2018 and ending May 31, 2020 are now being accepted.  Submission of nominations closes at 2:00 pm on Friday, November 24, 2017.  Below are the available positions and nominations received:President:  Art ReddingVice-President Internal:  Ricardo GrinspunVice-President External:  Terry MaleyCommunications Officer:  Jody Berland; Kean BirchChief Steward:  Maura...

YUFA call for solidarity with academics in Turkey

Dear members,As many of you know, the situation of academic colleagues in Turkey, which has been deteriorating for months now, continues to be dire in the wake of the crackdown against opponents of the regime. The head of the equivalent of CAUT (Canadian Association of University Teachers) in Turkey has...

Solidarity visit to Seneca College picket line: November 14

Please join YUFA and other members of the York Cross-Campus Alliance for a solidarity visit to the Seneca College picket line in support of the college faculty who are on strike.The strike is entering its fifth week and, with the cold weather and College Employer Council's reluctance to bargain a...

YUFA's Annual Holiday Equity Social: December 1

The YUFA Equity Sub-Committee and Equity Caucuses cordially invite all YUFA members to join us at an end-of-term Holiday Equity Social to help celebrate the many efforts of our members to make York a better and more equitable place to work and learn.The event will take place as follows:Annual Holiday...

Elections: YUFA Executive Officers for 2018-20

YUFA is inviting all interested members to consider submitting nominations for Executive Officers of the Association for the term beginning June 1, 2018 and ending May 31, 2020.The timeline for nominations and voting is as follows: Friday, November 10, 2017: Nominations open at 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 24, 2017: Nominations close at...

Call for delegates: OFL convention

In addition to our Vice-President External, YUFA is sending up to five (5) delegates to the upcoming biennial convention of the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL), which will take place from November 20 to 24, 2017 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto. The convention theme for 2017 is “Power ON”.This is an...

Call for members: Joint-committee on Grants, Fellowships, and Education Leave

YUFA is seeking members for a joint YUFA-Employer committee.Per Article 7.03 (d) in 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 in January, for up to three hours, to review and...