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YUFA Executive Officers elections 2024-2026 - nominations update

 YUFA has received the following nominations for Executive Officer positions for the 2024-2026 Elections: President: Arthur Hilliker Treasurer: Paul Evans Vice President External: Patrick Phillips Vice President External: Livy Visano As a reminder, during the two weeks that nominations can be submitted (November 20 to December 4), candidate names will...

YUFA mourns the passing of Professor Emeritus Fred Weizmann

Frederic (Fred) Weizmann completed his PhD in psychology at Ohio State University in 1966. He joined York University in 1972 where he remained until his retirement in 2005. His research interests were in the historical and theoretical foundations of developmental psychology and child development.  He was a dedicated supporter of...

Further reading on financial sustainability in higher education

On November 21st, the Federal government announced it will amend the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, to exclude public post-secondary educational institutions from becoming the subject of proceedings under either Act. These Acts were infamously used by Laurentian University in 2021 cut 58 undergraduate and...

YUFA is inviting members from Lassonde to a Town Hall on November 23 at 4pm

This Town Hall is designed to be a space where YUFA members in Lassonde (tenure track & CLAs) can come together and discuss different issues currently facing Lassonde members such as academic program restructuring, low enrolments, workload & overwork issues, collegial governance concerns, and issues with the School's accreditation. Please...

January 15th deadline for Sabbatical Leave Fellowship applications

A Leave Fellowship Fund (Article 19.30 of the YUFA Collective Agreement of $500,000 is available to provide peer-adjudicated additional grants up to 10% of academic base salary to sabbaticants. The grants shall be subject to the conditions set out in Article 20.17 (b) of the Collective Agreement. The Leave Fellowship...

YUFA bargaining team announcement

The current collective agreement between YUFA and the York University Board of Governors (the body representing the Employer) expires on April 30, 2024. Congratulations to the YUFA Members appointed to the YUFA 2024 Bargaining Team: John Amanatides: Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Lassonde Mary-Helen Armour: Science and Technology Studies, Science...

YUFA Executive Officer Elections 2024-2026 Term

YUFA is inviting all interested members to consider submitting nominations for Executive Officers of the Association for the term beginning June 1, 2024 and ending May 31, 2026.  The timeline for nominations and voting is as follows: Monday, November 20, 2023: nominations open beginning at 10:00 am Monday, December 4, 2023: nominations...

YUFA calls on Employer to prevent troubling classroom disruptions on campus

YUFA has been made aware of alarming disruptions of York University lectures. During a recent disruption on October 31st, a group of individuals concealed their identities, entered and took over the class, and rapped about dropping out of university. Disturbingly, one of these individuals made reference to a weapon, and...