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New vote on constitutional amendment

YUFA regrets that, due to an error about voting deadlines, the electronic vote on the proposed constitutional amendment will need to be held again.The new vote will take place from Thursday, March 23 at 6:00 p.m. to Thursday, March 30 at 6:00 p.m. and will be conducted by electronic ballot.All...

York U committee recommends divestment from weapons and fossil fuels

An image of Vari Hall with the caption, "This Is Divestment [from weapons and fossil fuels]"Students and faculty applaud decision, call on Board of Governors to act nowTORONTO, March 23, 2017 /CNW/ - The York University Advisory Committee on Responsible Investment (YUACRI) has voted to recommend the University's divestment from arms...

YUFA condemns rise of anti-Semitic incidents

An image of a poster with the caption, "No Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, racism: Students United, Canadian Federation of Students"The York University Faculty Association (YUFA) condemns the recent rise of anti-Semitic incidents that have taken place in the United States and Canada, including at York University. These attacks are hate crimes that...

Celebrate International Women's Day: March 8 & 11

March 8 is International Women's Day (IWD). YUFA members may wish to participate in the following IWD events, one at York on Wednesday, and one downtown on Saturday. An image of the poster for an International Women's Day rally at York University, with all the logos of the member groups...

Solidarity picket, IWD rally for food service workers

An image of the poster promoting a rally and march for International Women's Day at York University, with all the logos of the member groups of the York Cross-Campus Alliance displayed at the bottomYUFA and the other member groups of the York Cross-Campus Alliance have endorsed two important events in...

Trans Health Fund deadline is April 3

An image of blank application formsThe Trans Health Fund is a new entitlement for YUFA members to support transgender health services. It was gained during bargaining in 2015-16 and appears as Article 26.11 in the 2015-18 Collective Agreement. Worth a total of $30,000, the Fund was originally a joint-fund between YUFA...

YUFA response to appointment of York’s next president

An image of a sign displaying the name and logo of York University, situated at the York Boulevard entrance to the Keele campus, in winterThe Board of Governors has accepted the recommendation of the presidential search committee and appointed Provost Rhonda Lenton as the next President of York University. For...

YUFA, allies issue open letter to Board of Governors

A south-facing aerial view of the Keele campus, York UniversityFive representatives of the York Cross-Campus Alliance (CCA), including YUFA, will speak for ten minutes at today's Board of Governors meeting. During a "closed session" of the meeting, the Board will vote on the presidential search committee's recommended candidate for president. YUFA...

General Membership Meeting is March 13

An image of the south-facing elevation of the Lassonde BuildingThe Winter General Membership Meeting (GMM) will take place as follows:General Membership MeetingMonday, March 132:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.Lassonde C (LAS C) *Facebook  |  Map* The Lassonde Building is an accessible venue. Coffee, tea, sweets and fruit will be served during the meeting.The...

YUFA members encouraged to attend Board of Governors meeting

A photo of Kaneff Tower against a light blue sky at duskYUFA and the five other member groups of the York Cross-Campus Alliance (CCA) have jointly written to the University Secretary, Maureen Armstrong, to request the right to speak at the upcoming Board of Governors meeting on February 28. A...