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Trans Health Fund Open: Application Deadline is April 27, 2020

The Trans Health Fund is an entitlement for YUFA members to support transgender 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...

YUFA statement on COVID-19

Dear colleagues: As you know, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University has taken the extraordinary step of suspending all face-to-face-courses. The protections guaranteed by our Collective Agreement are of paramount importance, particularly in such extraordinary circumstances. YUFA continues to defend those protections and will hold the Employer to...

Urgent call for support: Wet'suwet'en solidarity action

Dear colleagues: Please see below a call-out for a solidarity action this week, in support of the Wet'suwet'en nation. Urgent call for support: Wet'suwet’en solidarity action and fundraising for the Land Defence Fund Where: Vari Hall Rotunda, York University, Keele Campus When: Wednesday, March 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00...

YUFA solidarity with Ontario teachers

As you are likely aware, on Friday, February 21, all four major education unions in the province are going on strike. This is the first time since 1997 that all teachers' unions are taking strike action at the same time and the significance of this moment cannot be overstated. Teachers and education workers...

Special General Membership Meeting: et al. financing

YUFA and the YUFA Trust are holding a Special General Membership Meeting regarding financing for et al. on Tuesday, February 25 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm in Bethune 203. The meeting agenda and supporting documents are here.

Et al. closure during Reading Week

Et al., the faculty and graduate student café and pub, will be closed for Reading Week from February 17 to 21, 2020 (inclusive). We hope you have a relaxing week and look forward to seeing you at the café before and after Reading Week, during our regular opening...

Survey: et al. wants to know your opinion!

The faculty & graduate student café & pub, et al., is always striving to improve, and we believe you can help. Your opinion is important to us and we would therefore be very grateful if you could reply to a survey. We will endeavour to respond to...

News and events at et al.

By Prof. Tuulia Law: Et al. is thrilled to announce our first undergraduate art show, featuring paintings and drawings by students from York’s Visual Arts program. The show is up in the café now, and will be displayed until February 15, 2020. There will be an opening event...

Happy holidays from YUFA + January meet-and-greet

The YUFA Executive Committee sends you its warmest wishes for the holiday season and for a happy new year in 2020. We look forward to seeing you again in January, and to continuing our work together to make the University a better place for everyone. Season's greetings!

Video highlights work of YUFA's Community Projects

YUFA's Community Projects has recently launched a video, which highlights a range of community organizations and initiatives that YUFA has supported over the past few years. As the video shows, YUFA’s commitment to our neighbours and to social justice work in the Greater Toronto Area...