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Pre-Labour Day mixer hosted by the Cross-Campus Alliance

The poster for the event, which includes an image of students and workers at a demonstrationJoin the Cross-Campus Alliance (the York campus alliance of labour and student unions) for a pre-Labour Day mixer with food, drinks, music, and an opportunity to meet the members of other unions, celebrate our amazing...

Welcome to YUFA' reception for new faculty

A cartoon image of a fully dressed hamburger with the caption, "You're invited to a BBQ"Dear new faculty,On behalf of the York University Faculty Association (YUFA), we would like to congratulate you on your full-time appointment to York University and to welcome you to the Association. YUFA is the professional association and...

Join the YUFA Bargaining Team

An image of the printed version of the 2015-18 Collective Agreement and the 2015-18 Tenure & Promotion DocumentsThe YUFA Collective Agreement expires on April 30, 2018. Negotiations with the Employer could begin as early as late January 2018. The Bargaining Team is appointed by the YUFA Executive Committee and ratified...

YUFA update on Access Copyright case

An image of a book with the title, Copyright Law in Canada, leaning on a library bookshelf (credit: The Quad, University of Alberta)Many York faculty will have heard of the disappointing decision from the federal Court to uphold Access Copyright's lawsuit against York University. YUFA is deeply concerned with the...

Equity Sub-Committee and Equity caucuses call for members

An image of raised hands, signalling interest and participationYUFA's Equity Officers cordially invite YUFA members who identify as racialized, Indigenous, LGBTQ2, or disabled to stand for the two (2) member-at-large positions on the Equity Sub-Committee and/or to join one or more of YUFA's four (4) equity caucuses. If you so...

Vote on the top six names for the Faculty Grad Club

Thank you for all your submissions to the naming contest for the Faculty Grad Club.After reviewing hundreds of submissions, we have prepared a short list of the top six names: Et al. Endnotes Synapse The Asterisk* The PUBlic Intellectual Plato's Cave We invite you to vote for your favourite name(s)...

EXTENDED: Naming contest for the Faculty Grad Club

We are extending the naming contest to allow more people to submit names. Please see contest rules below.The new deadline is Wednesday, July 12 at 11:59 p.m. Afterwards, members will have an opportunity to vote on a short list of names.To submit names, please use this form. You may submit more...

Help name the new Faculty-Grad Club

The York University Faculty-Grad Club Cooperative will hold two focus groups to get feedback for some possible names for the new Faculty-Grad Club. Participants will review the list of names that have emerged from the recent naming competition.Two separate focus groups will take place on Thursday, June 29 at the following times:11:00...

YUFA needs two volunteers for the Pension Board of Trustees

YUFA needs to recommend two members to be appointed to York University's Pension Board of Trustees. The final appointment must be approved by the Board of Governors. The responsibility of the Board of Trustees is to oversee the investments in the York University Pension Plan. The Board meets approximately four times...

Vote to renew the levy to support the Faculty Grad Club

YUFA will conduct an electronic ballot of all YUFA members to renew the levy to support the Faculty Grad Club.The vote will begin on Friday, June 9 at 12:00 p.m. and end on Friday, June 23 at 12:00 p.m.All YUFA members who are eligible to vote will receive an email invitation to vote....