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YUFA follow-up statement on protecting academic freedom in times of crisis

The York University Faculty Association extends deep and sincere condolences to faculty, staff, and students who are impacted, either directly or indirectly, by the ongoing crisis in Israel and Palestine. York University is a diverse intellectual community consisting of many views on a range of numerous pressing political and social...

Save the date! Notice of General Membership Meeting

YUFA will hold a General Membership Meeting on Tuesday, November 21, 2022, from 2pm to 4pm. A zoom link, agenda and meeting package will be circulated over email in the coming weeks.  

Update on the Joint Financial Information Subcommittee

The Joint Financial Information Committee met for an hour on October 12, 2023. Our focus was the University’s multi-year budget: how faculty targets and budgets cuts are determined; why contributions to the University and Capital Funds are being increased when faculties are struggling to maintain course and program commitments; and...

OCUFA and CAUT resources and information for members

The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT), which represents academic staff at 125 universities and colleges across the country publishes a monthly newsletter. YUFA members can subscribe here.  The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) also publishes a newsletter with news and analysis for Ontario’s professors and academic librarians. YUFA members...

Fair wages for YUFA members

On September 15, 2023, York University president Rhonda Lenton wrote to YUFA stating that the Employer would like to explore the terms of a wage reopener on an expedited basis.YUFA is disappointed that to-date the Employer has not provided a proposal, nor a date when a proposal might be submitted.President...

Collective Agreement bargaining

The current collective agreement between YUFA and the York University Board of Governors (the body representing the Employer) expires on April 30, 2024. The YUFA bargaining team for negotiations with the Employer is currently being finalized. The team will include YUFA members from both the professorial and teaching streams, as...

Academic freedom in times of conflict (CAUT)

YUFA endorses the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) statement below:Academic freedom, like all expressive freedoms, is particularly vulnerable during periods of war, conflict, and social unrest. The widespread dismissals of controversial professors and subsequent constraints on academic discourse during and after the two world wars of the last century serve...

YUFA endorses November 8 “Fight the fees!” student day of action

YUFA endorses the Canadian Federation of Students’ “Fight the Fees!” National Day of Action on November 8, 2023 and recommends members support students who participate in this initiative. For more information please see the CFS call to action here.  

Call for Teaching Stream applicants for the YUFA bargaining team

The current YUFA collective agreement expires on 30 April 2024. Negotiations for a renewal collective agreement will be conducted by YUFA’s Bargaining Team, the members of which are appointed by the YUFA Executive. YUFA’s Executive Committee is inviting Teaching Stream members (tenure track, SRC, and CLA) from all faculties and...