May 1: Join the Toronto post-secondary feeder march for a better Ontario

Students, staff, and faculty from colleges and universities in Toronto are organizing a post-secondary feeder march on May 1, the province-wide day of action for a better Ontario. The day of action will bring together labour and community groups in over 20 locations across the province and we want to make...

Transgender Fund 2021-22 Now Open

The Transgender Fund is an entitlement for YUFA members to support trans health services. It was gained during bargaining in 2015-16 and currently appears as Article 26.11 in the 2018-21 Collective Agreement. In the last round of bargaining, the Fund was increased from $30,000 to $40,000 per annum. Any remaining...

YUFA communique on Laurentian University

The Ontario Auditor General has issued a Report on Laurentian University’s declaration of bankruptcy. The Report, released on April 14, 2022, underscores the need for vigilance at York University.

YUFA Sub-Committee on Governance: Communiqué 3

The YUFA Sub-Committee on Governance is continuing its task to keep YUFA members informed about key governance issues that affect our work and community. As the pandemic has abundantly illustrated, the way decisions are made at York can have substantial impacts on our academic programs, our ability to determine the...

YUFA guidance on meeting "informally" with your Dean/Principal about complaints

At the April 1st Stewards’ Council meeting, colleagues reported an uptick in irregular processes followed by Dean’s/Principal’s offices when handling complaints from students and/or colleagues. YUFA is seeking clarification from the employer on its understanding of such complaints, as well as its direction to Deans/Principals.

Invitation to "21st Century Learning" Forum hosted by APPRC

Dear colleagues, Please find the community invitation to the 2022 Planning Forum on Teaching, hosted by the Senate Academic Policy, Planning and Research Committee on April 7th, 2022. Full forum program details and the link to RSVP can be accessed here. Kindly share this invitation within your units and encourage your colleagues to attend.

Mark your calendars: "Unsettling the University"

Please mark your calendar for this upcoming event YUFA is co-sponsoring: "Unsettling the University: Activism, Scholarship and the Political Inspirations of Mary-Jo Nadeau." The event, which honours Dr. Mary Jo Nadeau's intellectual and trade union work, along with her commitment to social justice, will take place virtually on April 8, 2022. More details can be found...