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Call for volunteer: CAUT Defence Fund Trustee

The YUFA Executive Committee is seeking one (1) volunteer to be appointed as Trustee to the CAUT Defence Fund. For information about the CAUT Defence Fund, please click here.The term of the appointment is from June 1, 2017 to May 31, 2018.If you are interested in being appointed, please submit...

VIDEO: YUFA president welcomes members back to campus

Richard Wellen, the YUFA president, welcomes members back to campus for the Fall 2017 semester, and reports on YUFA activities over the last year, and on what's coming up in the year ahead.Get involved in YUFA; your involvement makes all the difference!To view more videos, please visit the YUFA YouTube...

YUFA workshop on tenure & promotion

YUFA will soon hold an information session on tenure & promotion. The details are as follows:WorkshopWednesday, November 110:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.519 Kaneff TowerThe workshop is designed especially for YUFA members (either professorial or alternate-stream) in Pre-Candidacy and Candidacy One.The workshop will provide general information on the York University tenure &...

October 30: YUFA General Membership Meeting

An image of the inner courtyard of Founders College in springtimeYUFA's Fall General Membership Meeting (GMM) will take place as follows:General Membership MeetingMonday, October 3012:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.Founders Assembly Hall *152 Founders CollegeFacebook  |  Map* Founders Assembly Hall is an accessible venue. A catered lunch (including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options)...

Faculty/Grad Student Café & Pub set to open in November

Announcing... An image of the name and logo of "et al."--the new faculty/grad student café and pubWe have a name!The Faculty & Graduate Student Co-operative held two rounds of consultation to choose a name for the Café & Pub and conducted a vote on a final short list. We are...

Statement of solidarity with Ontario college faculty members in bargaining

As a member of the York Cross-Campus Alliance (CCA), YUFA is pleased to join fellow CCA members in issuing the following statement of support for Ontario college faculty members who are currently bargaining with their employer.Since this statement has been issued, the college faculty bargaining team has requested a "no-board"...

Privacy Impact Assessment re. migrating to Microsoft Office 365

York University has begun the process of migrating faculty and staff email from the Lotus Notes system to Microsoft Office 365 and its "Outlook" platform. Some of our members have indicated concerns about the privacy implications associated with this migration as well as concerns about possible residence of their data...

YUFA visits to departments, schools, faculties

Dear colleagues,As you know, YUFA will be involved in bargaining preparation over the next few months. One of the best ways of ensuring that we engage members in this process is to attend meetings of departments or to hold faculty-level meetings (or meetings of caucuses). In the past, members have...

YUFA president: 'Welcome back to campus!'

Richard Wellen, YUFA presidentDear colleagues,On behalf of YUFA's Executive Committee, I would like to wish all of our members a warm welcome back to a new academic year. I was fortunate to have an opportunity to meet many of our new colleagues at a YUFA reception held during the New...

Join the Cross-Campus Alliance at Labour Day

Members of UNITE HERE Local 75 march in the 2016 Labour Day parade in Toronto (credit: Toronto Star)The York Cross-Campus Alliance (CCA) invites all its member groups to march together as a contingent in this year's Labour Day parade. Each member group of the CCA may march as its own contingent...