News

Race Equity Caucus marks YUFA's 40th anniversary

In celebration of YUFA's 40th anniversary, YUFA and the Race Equity Caucus are honoured to present a public lecture by esteemed critical race scholar, Dr. Malinda S. Smith from the University of Alberta. Toward an Anti-Racist University:Racial (In)Equity, Intersectionality, and the Social Injustice of Sameness A public lecture by Dr. Malinda...

Town hall meetings on Research Release Program

Dear members,YUFA will host a town hall meeting for members in each of the five faculties affected by the Research Release Program, Article 18.15 in the Memorandum of Settlement: AMPD, Education, Glendon College, Health, and LA&PS.As you know, YUFA has expressed concerns that the blanket rejection by Deans of academic units'...

Where does that 2$ go?

As we start this new year, and you look at your paycheque and wonder ... where is this 2$ levy going? Here's where is went last year. Helped fun a summer program to support kids from the Jane Finch community transition to high school called Success Beyond Limits Supported Readers...

YUFA CP helps establish a new Student Mentorship Program

The Student Mentorship program at York Centre for Education and Community .  This is an exciting initiative designed to provide support to York undergraduates with mentoring opportunities by upper year students, drop in times for students to get advice from student interns and volunteer faculty.  YUFA CP and it members...

YUFA opposes decimation of Graduate Assistantships at York

The York administration has recently introduced a new funding model for graduate students that will all but eliminate Graduate Assistantships (GAs) at the university. In just one year, the number of GAs has dropped from over 700 to about 130. Even more will disappear next year.Those GAs were represented by...

The 'in-between' university: York's vision for research?

How York is opting for a narrow, competitive and selective approach to supporting researchThere is growing concern among YUFA members that the York administration is rushing to embrace the call by the provincial government and advisory agencies to be more selective and narrow in supporting the research activities and ambitions of...

Stewards' Council elects representatives to Executive Committee

YUFA conducted a ratification vote from August 29 at 5:00 p.m. to September 12 at 5:00 p.m. for the two positions of Stewards' Council Representatives to the Executive Committee. Voting was by electronic ballot.Elections and by-elections are governed by YUFA's by-laws (see: 1. Election Procedures). Only two candidates were nominated for a total of two positions....

YUFA is seeking a volunteer for the Joint Financial Information Subcommittee (FISC)

The YUFA Caucus of the Joint Committee on the Administration of the Agreement (JCOAA), per Article 7.03 (d) of the Collective Agreement, is seeking a member to fill a vacancy on the Joint Financial Information Subcommittee (FISC) (Article 7.04).The mandate of the Subcommittee is to serve as the channel for the...

Is the future of research at York at risk? Update on Research Release Program

Dear members,One of the key achievements of last year's negotiations was the establishment of a program (article 18.15 in the Memorandum of Settlement) to ensure that professorial stream faculty members in units with a 2.5 load, and who are active in research, will be able to reduce their teaching load to 2.0 courses...

Join YUFA in the Labour Day parade!

Dear members,The annual Labour Day parade is this Monday. For those interested, a YUFA contingent will be joining other unions from York University to march in the parade together, along with affiliates of the Toronto & York Region Labour Council.The details are as follows:Labour Day ParadeMonday, September 5Assemble: 8:30 a.m.March: 9:00 a.m.Meeting...